Adrian Beavis


Dropping off the edge 2015

This report shows that complex and entrenched disadvantage is experienced by a small but persistent number of locations in each state and territory across Australia.

Analysis of year 12 or certificate II attainment of Indigenous young people – stage 1

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) adopted a number of targets to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians. Among these targets was one directed to halving the gap for Indigenous students in Year 12 attainment or equivalent attainment rates by 2020. This section of the...

On track? Students choosing a career

The study of more than 1300 disadvantaged Year 11 and 12 students who are receiving support from The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program found that anticipated income does not factor in their plans to attend university. Rather, the type of role and how closely...

An evaluation of the Bachelor of Learning Management at Central Queensland University

Lawrence Ingvarson, Adrian Beavis, Charlotte Danielson, Louise Ellis and Alison Elliott for that graduates of the Bachelor of Learning Management degree believed that they were better prepared for the first year of teaching than graduates from other Queensland universities. That finding was supported by an...

Junior secondary school students' perceptions of the world of work

Adrian Beavis, David Curtis and Niola Curtis investigated the educational and occupational plans of junior secondary students, surveying 3271 financially disadvantaged students in years 8 and 9 who are part of the Smith Family's Learning for Life Program. They found that more than a third...