education policy

Survey

NZIER report to Ministry of Education
20 Nov 2018
This report analyses the results of an online survey on early learning developed by the Ministry of Education. The survey was designed to build engagement in the wider early learning sector and seek feedback from parents.

Report

9 Oct 2018

While equity in higher education has seen unprecedented advances over the last decade, there is now less certainty as to whether past trends are any guide to future directions.

Literature review

21 May 2018

This literature and policy review outlines the complex context related to STEM learning and focuses on student outcomes, the teacher workforce and the curriculum.

Journal

1 May 2018

Australian STEM education seems caught in a whirlpool of problems that are contributing to one another. Student engagement and performance in STEM are declining, but we do not have the supply of qualified teachers we need to improve learning. The STEM curriculum is unbalanced and...

Report

23 Apr 2018

If participation rates in higher education and VET in Australia fall as the population increases, there will be fewer people of prime working age who can effectively participate in the labour market in the future. The level of participation in VET and higher education, and...

Report

13 Mar 2018

NCEA completion rates have been increasing, with more children than ever earning an NCEA diploma. However, New Zealand’s performance on international benchmarks in numeracy and literacy has been flat or declining.

Commentary

5 Mar 2018

Labor’s shadow education minister faces the problem of working out why school reform has failed, and what a federal education minister could do about it.

Commentary

28 Feb 2018

Practical ways forward for higher education policy reform include fixing the dysfunctional relationship between higher and vocational education or government-sponsored analysis of the future of work.

Website

27 Feb 2018

A new interactive timeline that provides a snapshot of Australian vocational education and training (VET) policies, programs and initiatives over the past twenty years has been released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).

Commentary

22 Feb 2018

A failed experiment in market-led education needs to be buried once and for all, writes John Quiggin.

Report

21 Feb 2018

The Indonesian government hopes to develop a ‘world-class’ education system by 2025. However, numerous assessments of the country’s education performance suggest that it has a long way to go before it will achieve that goal.

Briefing paper

21 Sep 2017

This policy brief first explains the challenges related to Chinese international students and then specifies policy recommendations to deal with these concerns.

Audio interview

21 Sep 2017

Academic staff at Australian universities have been targeted in Chinese social media campaigns after complaints from Chinese students that their teaching material was 'offensive.'

Report

21 Sep 2017

This e-brief reviews government policies aimed at improving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outcomes in NSW schools.

Essay

An essay on higher education by Professor Sharon Bell
14 Sep 2017

With higher education in the spotlight and legislation before the federal parliament, the Whitlam Institute has released this paper, which offers a bold and personal account of how universities have ‘fallen from grace.’

Report

21 Aug 2017

This report debunks claims from Government, Opposition and industry leaders about Australia’s apprenticeship system being in crisis.

Report

26 Jun 2017

This addresses an issue of central importance to Australia in maintaining economic growth, its sense of social justice and fairness and in creating as equal an opportunity as possible for all Australian children – education.

Commentary

Article

15 Jul 2016

Australia’s schools are not keeping up with the best in the world. There is a real problem, and governments must act. But the newly elected Coalition government must tread a fine line: good Commonwealth policy will not save Australia’s schools, but poor policy will damage...

Report

1 May 2016

A strong and sustainable schooling system that ensures all children receive an excellent education matters for Australia’s future.

Strong education outcomes result in better work and life opportunities for us all as individuals and benefit Australia more broadly through improvements to national productivity, workforce...

Report

30 Apr 2016

Introduction

Education ministries throughout the world are integrating educational assessment into their education reform processes. Education reform is not a straight-line activity, and assessment can both inform the discussion on policy reform and give an indication of the effectiveness of policies that have...

Overview

 

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