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In Australia, regional and remote Indigenous students are under‐represented in both higher education and vocational education and training. Access (or enabling) education programs are important in lifting participation rates and potentially in encouraging mobility between the sectors. However, there is a clear lack of evidence...
During the last 30 years ‘Islamic’ or Muslim schools have sprung up in Europe, North America and Australia. Reasons for the establishment of these schools generally pertain to Islamic faith and quality of education. Parents desire their children to be positive participants in, and contributors...
This study investigates the relationships between equity scholarships and the retention and success outcomes of recipients at three deliberately different universities, Deakin University, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Sydney, for the academic year of 2013.
This report presents findings from a pilot study to identify current Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) and Inclusive Teaching and Learning Practices in TAFE’s Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing). The findings provide an important insight into the current provision of foundation skills and bridging...
The Queensland Government has launched a discussion paper on the future of education as part of its plan to provide all Queensland children with a flying start in life.
Queenslanders are encouraged to have their say on the proposals in the paper.
The Queensland government's senior phase education and training reforms were part of a larger change that also encompassed the early years of learning and the middle schooling years. This commissioned report, written by two education academics, provides a history of the reform process from 2003...
Narelle McGlusky and Lenora Thaker explore the literacy and numeracy support systems available to Indigenous VET students and determine which systems work for both students and teachers and produce positive outcomes for Indigenous students, including successful completion. They outline a set of best practice guidelines...
ACER's Research Director of Early Childhood Education, Alison Elliott, recently contributed the following opinion article to Brisbane's Courier Mail newspaper regarding trends for suspending students from school.
The research report, From opportunity to outcomes. The changing role of public schooling in Australia and national funding arrangements, was commissioned by the government departments responsible for school education in all states and territories, with the exception of NSW. Its purpose is to understand...
This paper reports on a project designed to better prepare inexperienced teachers for the particular demands involved in teaching in rural and isolated areas.