Education, Primary

Report

15 Sep 2017

Background

In May 2016, the Australian Government released Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes, an evidence-based approach to schools reform to improve learning outcomes for all Australian students. As part of this reform, a...

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Commentary

14 Sep 2017

Australians value education, so when looking at the OECD’s Education at a Glance 2017 report, it’s not surprising to see we spend more on education than average among comparable nations.

However, it’s worth noting where the money comes from. A...

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Report

12 Sep 2017

Governments are increasingly looking to international comparisons of education opportunities and outcomes as they develop policies to enhance individuals’ social and economic prospects, provide incentives for greater efficiency in schooling, and help to mobilise resources to meet rising demands...

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Report

14 Aug 2017

A disproportionate number of children expelled from Victorian government schools have a disability, are in out-of-home care, or identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, according to the Victorian Ombudsman.

The report found significant reform is required to measure exactly how...

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Audio program

07 Aug 2017

There are calls for more training for teachers to help them deal with problematic sexual behaviour in primary schools.

In a recent study, teachers reported students threatening to rape other students, simulating intercourse and...

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31 Jul 2017

In the interest of understanding the effect of Held back and the progress on a range of recommendations, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has completed a five-year analysis. This paper includes observations on what is...

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Briefing paper

21 Jul 2017

This Australia Institute report exposes the systemic failure of the ACT's primary education system and offers recommendations on how to rejuvenate the sector.

The report compared the NAPLAN results of twenty-four high socio-economic primary schools in the ACT between 2008 and 2016 and...

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Discussion paper

19 Jul 2017

The discussion paper highlights key educational challenges and issues that impact on the learning outcomes of regional, rural and remote students. It aims to create a springboard for fresh ideas to improve outcomes for these students.

Independent reviewer Emeritus Professor John Halsey...

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17 Jul 2017

Executive Summary
Significant federal government policy -driven reform of initial teacher education in Australia is currently underway. Broadly speaking, the reforms bring together a dual focus on standards, evidence and the impact of initial teacher education on student...

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Report

06 Jul 2017

This report is being released in the lead up to National Tree Day (Sunday 30 July 2017). The report examines how prepared the next generation is to tackle the biggest global challenges facing humanity. These challenges have been defined by the...

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29 Jun 2017

There has been considerable academic research and literature on the privatisation of schooling (e.g. Ball, 2012, Burch, 2009, Rizvi and Lingard, 2010, Ravitch, 2012, 2014, Picciano and Spring, 2012, Au and Ferrare, 2015), set against the effects of globalisation following the end of the Cold War...

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Discussion paper

28 Jun 2017

The Ministry of Education now invites submissions on the draft Digital Technologies Hangarau Matihiko (DT HM) curriculum.

The Ministry of Education is strengthening The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa to equip our learners for the increasingly digitalised workplace and...

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Journal article

02 Jun 2017

While the majority of Queensland state school students begin schooling in the first year they are eligible to do so, a small number of families delay entry. This paper explores voluntary delayed entry to state schools in Queensland through analysis of quantitative data gathered by the Department...

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Report

24 May 2017

The report highlights progress in 2014 towards the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians agreed by Australian education ministers in 2008.

The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2014 addresses the eight areas of commitment to action specified in the...

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Research report

15 Mar 2017

ACARA has released its fifth National Assessment Program (NAP) – Science Literacy report. The report shows Australian Year 6 students’ science literacy levels have remained static.

Data from the NAP – science literacy assessments, held in late 2015, reveal little change in national...

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Survey

15 Feb 2017

The survey has run nationally every year since 2011 in response to growing concern about principals’ occupational health, safety and wellbeing. Since the project began, approximately 50% of Australia’s 10,000 principals have taken part. Many have completed multiple surveys.

The aim of...

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Report

03 Feb 2017

Literacy and Adult Basic Education (LABE) is a non-government organisation (NGO) operating in Uganda. LABE has extensive experience in adult and basic education, particularly in relation to women and girls’ education in remote and difficult settings of Uganda. Between 2009 and 2013 LABE...

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Website

01 Feb 2017

The recently released Wellbeing Practice Guide, developed by the Victorian Department of Education (DET) and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) is designed to inform a greater...

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Research report

24 Nov 2016

In order to read proficiently, students need accurate and fluent word identification skills and adequate language comprehension. Put simply, they must be able to work out what the words on the page or screen are, and know what they mean.

The most effective way to develop accurate and...

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Journal article

13 Oct 2016

Global education consultant, Charles Leadbeater identifies four features of innovative schools essential to prepare students for the changing world of work. They centre around developing students’ humanity. 

At a gathering of school leaders – part of SVA’s, Bright Spots Schools Connection...

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