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Journal article

The quest for the PhD: a better metaphor for doctoral education

This article is the first to apply 'the quest' as a metaphor for the student's doctoral experience and offers a new way of interrogating that experience which will be of use to those involved in supporting research students.
Journal article

Widening participation to doctoral education and research degrees: a research agenda for an emerging policy issue

This article identifies an emerging widening participation focus on doctoral education.
Report

Investigation into Victorian government school expulsions

This report finds that although there are comparatively few formal expulsions from Victorian government schools every year, for those students who are expelled, this is a significant punishment which can have a profound impact on their lives.
Report

Student traffic: two-way movement between vocational education and training and higher education

Movement in Australia's tertiary sector - between and within higher education and vocational education and training - is a key feature of Australia's post-compulsory education system. Roger Harris, Robert Sumner and Linda Rainey investigate the extent and nature of student traffic between the two sectors...
Report

What works best in education for development: a super synthesis of the evidence

This Super Synthesis identifies which interventions have the greatest impact on student learning and education participation in developing country contexts.
Report

Establishing the National Institute for Quality Teaching and School Leadership

In 2003 the federal government released an issues paper on the establishment of a National Institute for Quality Teaching and School Leadership. Responding to the proposal, ACER's Lawrence Ingvarson argues that it has great potential to strengthen teaching as a profession and, thereby, the quality...
Evaluation

End of programme evaluation Samoa (Primary) School Fee Grant Scheme

This evaluation assessed the extent to which the Samoa School Fee Grant Scheme had reduced financial barriers to primary school enrolment and had increased retention, whether improved learning outcomes had been achieved through an enhanced quality of education, and if school performance had improved against...
Submission

Australian Education Union submission to to the independent review into regional, rural and remote education

This AEU inquiry submission argues that a significant shortfall of federal funding for public schools will magnify the stark disadvantages and under-resourcing that already disproportionately threaten regional, rural and remote public schools around Australia.
Report

The positive impacts of AIME on Indigenous education outcomes

This report examines the success of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) program operating from CQ University campuses, and the impact it has on individuals’ lives.
Draft report

Service delivery in Queensland's remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: draft report

The QPC has released this draft report for consultation on the inquiry into service delivery in remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.