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Every year, young people unable to live with their birth families are placed in kinship care, foster care, and residential care. Over 40,000 children now require out-of-home care in Australia, and the number is growing every year. Only around one per cent of these children...
Ten million Australians are members of their local public library, and one million are enrolled at university  ,  ,  . However, in 2015, public libraries and universities are sharing a challenge – adapt or decline. In particular, physical resources,...
Christopher Pyne’s teacher education review wants serious reform, but it may serve to protect the monopoly that produced the problems.
For the first time, the decades-old university monopoly of teacher education is threatened, not by other look-alike higher education providers but by fundamentally...
The Centre for Social Impact is proud to present a lecture series on Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact, in parallel with the launch of its new Undergraduate course by the same title. This lecture series is generously hosted by the Australian Graduate School...
Neither Labor nor the Coalition are rising to the challenge posed by Gonski
David Gonski is a famously cool customer, but surely even his sangfroid was tested as he rose to speak on Wednesday evening at Melbourne University’s Wilson Hall. This was his...
THIS was always going to be a big year in education and it doesn’t get much bigger than the release of the report of the Review of Funding for Schooling, known as the Gonski review. We’ve had reviews and reports before but this one has...
Rankings in higher education are now common, but do they mean anything? University rankings, while imperfect, serve as a proxy for comparative measures of quality. This paper begins by providing a philosophical and historical profile of the notion of “quality,”
This Discussion Paper represents the first stage of an inquiry process into how best to achieve dual- sector cohesion. Observations and comments are based on: over forty formal interviews as well as many more informal discussions with educators and education professionals; an extensive review of...
The Federal Government's competition review is disastrously wrong about education
THE SUPPORT for more competition in schooling expressed this week by the Harper review of competition policy is so facile, and cast at such a high level of abstraction and in tones of...
This paper uses data from the My School website to explore some indicators of change in the equity of schools since the evidence on which the Gonski panel based its findings about school funding and inequality was obtained. At the time of writing there is...