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Report

21 Nov 2017

This statistical report presents information from the National Student Outcomes Survey on the outcomes of students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) in Australia during 2016. The publication reports the outcomes of students in receipt of Commonwealth or state funding...

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Research report

17 Nov 2017

This report sets out the key findings from research on The Paradigm Shifters: Entrepreneurial Learning in Schools initiative (‘the initiative’), a collaboration between Mitchell Institute, the Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals (VASSSP), the New South Wales Secondary Principals...

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Research report

14 Nov 2017

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is committed to keeping sports relevant and viable, whilst supporting all Australians to develop their physical literacy for active and healthy lives. The ASC is aware that the sport environment is changing and is dedicated to supporting...

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Journal

13 Nov 2017

Editorial note

This issue of Policy Quarterly commences with five articles on aspects of government regulation in New Zealand. A separate editorial note (see below) by Dr Peter Mumford and Keith Manch summarizes the purpose and content of these articles. My sincere thanks...

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Technical report

10 Nov 2017

A series of research-led workshops in Australia and New Zealand were developed to capture rich data of teachers’ lived experiences and their insights on teaching in innovative learning spaces, as revealed through reflective and speculative activities. The workshop format also...

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Report

08 Nov 2017

Asian Australians are the fastest growing minority group in Australia, constituting 14.4% of the population in 2016 (ABS 2017). Asian Australian academics have been making significant contributions to the internationalisation of Australian higher education and research developments. Despite...

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08 Nov 2017

Despite what the post-modern theorists claim, the nation remains the ultimate political reality. The power of the national story to inspire our collective beliefs about ourselves as Australians, and for those beliefs to inspire the direction of our national life, is the reason the history wars...

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Working paper

07 Nov 2017

This paper uses data from the National Assessment Program, Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) to document the distribution of Indigenous students across Australian schools, as well as some of the potential effects of that distribution on literacy and numeracy outcomes. The results show three main...

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Report

05 Nov 2017

This surveillance report provides information on the occurrence of blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia for the purposes of stimulating and supporting discussion on ways forward in minimising the transmission...

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Briefing paper

02 Nov 2017

It’s out with the old and in with the new. National’s Social Investment approach is being replaced with a focus on Early Intervention. But the new government’s focus should be on using evidence to support timely, if not always early, intervention. The health sector’s experience with striking the...

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Strategy

02 Nov 2017

NCVER's latest strategic plan outlines the vision and mission, and 7 strategic objectives and interrelated actions, that will direct company activities for the next 3 years. It also details the values that underpin our culture, our commitment to quality and integrity, measures of success against...

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Audio program

02 Nov 2017

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths - or STEM - subjects have long been heralded as the foundations of the jobs of the future. But the uptake of these subjects in Australian schools is low, and the number of girls participating remains well behind their male peers.

A...

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Audio program

01 Nov 2017

Australian research will come under tougher assessment criteria, to ensure it delivers economic and social benefits.

The Federal Government is launching a new tool to measure the engagement of researchers with the private sector or other research bodies.

Universities agree it will...

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Report

31 Oct 2017

This publication provides a summary of data relating to students, programs, subjects and training providers in Australia's government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system (defined as Commonwealth and state/territory government-funded training).

The data in this...

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Report

30 Oct 2017

This report provides an overview of the key issues, identifies the principal challenges and highlights the major policy responses in view of the findings and recommendations from recent research reports funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (...

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Research report

30 Oct 2017

The retention of girls and women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is important for both equity and economic reasons. Focusing on girls, from birth until the age they leave school, this report provides an up-to-date look at the reasons why many girls do...

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Report

27 Oct 2017

Following on from Quality early education for all, this resource looks at how Australia is tracking for process quality. This is the area that grows children’s early literacy, language development, reasoning and problem solving skills. Arguably...

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Report

26 Oct 2017

This publication presents information on employers’ use and views of the vocational education and training (VET) system. The findings relate to the various ways in which Australian employers use the VET system and unaccredited training to meet their skill needs, and their satisfaction with these...

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Audio interview

Article

26 Oct 2017

Dr Andreas Schleicher, the OECD’s Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, discusses building capabilities, or what the OECD calls competencies, and why they matter in education. He explains why be believes they can be taught and measured.

In exploring the workplace of the...

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Journal article

25 Oct 2017

INTRODUCTION 

Graduate students sometimes express consternation about whether the presence of their dissertation in an open access institutional repository (IR) will harm their chances of being able to publish the manuscript as a book. Several studies have addressed the question from...