This report examines the actions or the levers that need to be activated to address the drivers of inequity in education. The report is underpinned by the principles of providing free, accessible, inclusive and quality early childhood education and care to all children; strong partnerships; and developing a shared understanding of what equitable education means.
Sixteen levers were synthesised from a systematic review of 45 evidence-based programs and culturally inclusive studies based in Australia. These levers were chosen because they focus on achieving educational and non-educational outcomes for young people through partnerships that exist both outside and inside education settings, and because they lead to actionable recommendations by key stakeholder groups. Aligned with the five chosen drivers, these levers reflect collaborative solutions between education settings, families and communities, bringing together all stakeholders working to advance outcomes for our young people.