Educational Justice

Resources in this collection cover topics such as access to literacy and numeracy, rural schools, education for Aboriginal Australians, early childhood education, critical pedagogies, learning strategies, teacher resilience and more. The collection of this material has been supported by the Division of Education Arts and Social Sciences at the University of South Australia since 2015. 

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Educational Justice

Report

13 Feb 2019

This report presents findings of a survey of 120 people across Australia who are connected to schools, and examines their beliefs, attitudes and experiences relating to the impact of their built environment on health and learning outcomes.

Blog post

11 Feb 2019

Second in a four-part series of articles about NZ's Tomorrow’s Schools Review, this post focuses on the ‘framing’ of the report – the underlying messages about the agenda, value system and goals that are evident in the introduction and summary sections of the report.

Blog post

8 Feb 2019

This piece begins a four-part series about the Tomorrow’s Schools Review Taskforce report released in December 2018 reviewing the administrative arrangements for New Zealand schooling over the last three decades.

Discussion paper

20 Dec 2018

The Minister for Education has appointed an Expert Advisory Group with expertise and understanding of regional communities’ needs, education and training, economic development and industry engagement.

The Terms of Reference for the Expert Advisory Group are to:

build on the work of the...

Report

7 Dec 2018

As part of the national Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga, the NZ Government is reviewing Tomorrow’s Schools – the name given to the reforms that dramatically changed the governance, management and administration of our schools nearly 30 years ago.

Discussion paper

IRU discussion paper
21 Nov 2018

This IRU discussion paper makes the case for a coherent tertiary education system that ensures each person has the opportunity and incentive to get the vocational and higher education qualifications, skills and knowledge to which they aspire.

Discussion paper

15 Nov 2018

Over the last forty years, there has been a change of worlds in funding research in the arts and humanities. In the Old World, there was little direct funding or assessment of AH research. In the New World, AH research is funded directly, it is...

Report

Department of Education and Training
12 Nov 2018

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Education and Training’s design and implementation of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Student Loans program.

Chapter

8 Nov 2018

Curriculum and pedagogical practices for improved educational outcomes, justice and inclusion in physical education are central to this chapter.

Website

8 Nov 2018

Promoting inclusive education in practice, the celebrating cultural diversity program aims to support international pre-service teachers to experience success in their professional experience placements.

Journal article

29 Oct 2018

This study reports on the contemporary health and wellbeing status of New Zealand high school students at specific timeframes over an 11‐year period. The health status of Māori secondary school students is compared to European students (the dominant ethnic group) to explore health disparities over...

Report

23 Oct 2018

This report examines how equity in education has evolved over several cycles of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). It identifies the policies and practices that can help disadvantaged students succeed academically and feel more engaged at school.

Journal article

3 Oct 2018

This article provides practical, relationship-driven options for increasing librarians’ engagement with graduate students.

Report

25 Sep 2018

The ERO found the majority of activity centres were promoting positive outcomes for their students, effectively transitioning most back into mainstream schooling.

Report

16 Sep 2018

Ths report presents an overview of higher education policy and trends. Since its first edition in early 2012, the report has established itself as a widely used, one-stop source of information on higher education.

Journal article

6 Sep 2018

Understanding pre-service teachers’ capacity to prevent and manage student bullying behaviours is critical for ensuring a smooth transition into early career teaching and the success of schools’ anti-bullying initiatives.

Journal article

29 Aug 2018

A positive commitment towards inclusive education in Kiribati is emerging and that Australian Aid provided essential advocacy for children with disabilities through direct management of initiatives by the expatriate administered Kiribati Education Facility.

Technical report

17 Jul 2018

This report outlines a systematic review of evidence that different learning environments have an impact on student learning outcomes. This review investigated how researchers measure changes in academic outcomes attributed to changes to both primary and secondary schools learning environments.

Commentary

19 Jun 2018

For industries to adopt innovations and for research to have an impact, there must be significant shifts in people’s behaviours, their perceptions, and the ways communities engage with research. These activities are the research focus of the humanities, arts, and social sciences (HASS) disciplines.

Report

15 Jun 2018

In 2016, the Australian government’s Department of Education and Training funded the Addressing the gap between policy and implementation: strategies for improving educational outcomes of Indigenous students research project . This report presents the methods and findings from the second and third phases of the...