Education

NARROWER TERMS
Discussion paper

An apprenticeship model for the modern economy

Apprenticeships and traineeships, in one form or another, are used the world over to train new entrants to the workforce in skilled jobs. The key features of learning by doing, underpinned by formal theory training whilst in paid employment, are widely supported and often expanded...
Report

Tackling racial harassment in higher education

The recommendations outlined in this report are the product of an advisory group convened by Universities UK in October 2019, and come just over a year after the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission uncovered widespread evidence of racial harassment on university campuses.
Briefing paper

Give teachers a say: facing the challenge of teachers’ work-related stress in the COVID-19 crisis

Throughout the world, teachers and schools are responding to one of the greatest disruptions to education systems in living memory. This brief uses data collected before the COVID-19 crisis to answer two questions: How are teachers' stress and job satisfaction related to their willingness to...
Working paper

Changing demand for STEM skills in Australia and gender implications

The need to increase the level of skills and qualifications of the Australian workforce in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) features regularly in narratives of the future of work. In this paper, the authors propose a method for measuring the 'STEM-intensity'...
Report

Research data services in US higher education: a web-based inventory

This report presents the results of an inventory of research data services offered by US colleges and universities using a systematic web searching process. The results represent a holistic, quantitative picture of services that support data-driven research across organisational units and institutional types.
Report

Work-based education in VET

This report explores the benefits and challenges associated with work-based education that have been identified in prior research. It also sets out best practices for training providers, employers and policy makers, to support quality work-based education across the VET system.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Do humanities graduates have the same job prospects as science graduates?

Chair of the Group of Eight research universities Margaret Gardner has criticised the Federal Government for ignoring the evidence on which degrees lead to jobs, as it cuts university student fees for science courses and doubles them for social sciences and humanities in a bid...
Report

Coronavirus and international students

This report explores the current decline in international students in Australia following COVID-19 restrictions, and models potential further falls that could occur if Australia's borders remain closed.
Report

Copyright and COVID-19

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) has released this report, which summarises the results of a survey of Australian CAUL members to understand the extent of use of provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 to support students and academics during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

National Regional, Rural and Remote Tertiary Education Strategy: final report

This strategy document is the culmination of a detailed literature review, public submissions and responses to a series of issues papers, face-to-face consultations around Australia, and analysis of available data and evidence.