Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards is a Principal Research Fellow, leading the Tertiary Education research program at the Australian Council for Educational Research.

Education expenditure in Australia

This report offers a detailed insight into investment in Australian education, capturing data from all levels – from early childhood to higher education – and all funding sources – the federal government, state governments, private contributions and the transfers that take place between these.

Understanding the completion patterns of equity students in regional universities

Abstract Completion patterns of cohorts enrolled in Regional University Network (RUN) universities are influenced by the sociocultural, structural and economic implications of equity group membership. This report synthesised prior research on the sociocultural and financial context that students at RUN universities encounter, extending a comparative...

Completing university in a growing sector: is equity an issue?

This report details the findings from a research project funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education that explores data tracking student cohorts through the higher education system – from commencement to completion. Characteristics are linked to likelihood of completion in order...

Work integrated learning in STEM in Australian universities

Overview The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) undertook this study for the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS). It explores the practice and application of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in STEM, with a particular focus on natural and physical sciences, information technology, and agriculture...

Focus groups for informing AWPA’s Engineering Workforce Study 2014

To support the development of the Engineering workforce study (31), the Australian Workplace and Productivity Agency (AWPA) commissioned the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to conduct focus group consultations. The aim of the consultation was to investigate the participation of women and mature-aged workers...