Andrew Dowling


Preschool education in Australia

The radical overhaul of Australia’s preschool sector will require better legislating for the sector and increasing the number of early childhood education teachers, according to this policy paper. The paper summarises the current structure of preschool in Australian in contemplation of major policy shifts announced...

Output measurement in education

An approach that measures educational ‘outputs’ through student, school and teacher assessment is needed to ensure accountability in the education system, according to this policy paper. The paper shows that despite massive spending on education by the world’s governments, totalling $2 trillion in 2006, performance...

Australia's school funding system

This policy paper argues that Australia must develop a national and transparent model of school funding based on comprehensible measures of need applying equally across the sectors if the funding debate in this country is to rise above a sterile ideological battle.