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The reading literacy of Australian 15-year-old students has fallen sharply over the past decade, results from the 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reveal. The Australian national report shows Australia’s results have also slipped in mathematics but held ground in science.
This paper uses a range of analyses of health survey data from Australia, Canada, England and Korea to explore the relationship between education and obesity.
An epidemic of obesity has been developing in virtually all OECD countries over the last 30 years. Existing evidence...
This paper explores working models of pay for performance schemes, discussing their relative advantages, disadvantages and effectiveness for promoting quality teaching and producing improved student learning.
Whilst more work needs to be done to test and refine pay for contribution policies and practices, this...
This report finds that International students in USA universities have higher levels of engagement with their institution when compared to international students enrolled in Australasian universities.
International students are learning through their cross-national educational experiences, but clearly they also influence the academic, professional and...
Over the last decade, more and more public and private stakeholders, in developed and developing countries, have been supporting 1:1 initiatives in education (that is, every child receives her/his own personal computing device). This paper assesses the evidence about their impact.
1:1 initiatives represent...
This report uses recent economic modelling to relate cognitive skills - as measured by PISA and other international instruments - to economic growth, demonstrating that relatively small improvements to labour force skills can largely impact the future well-being of a nation.
The report also...