Education

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Survey

The state of free speech in UK universities: what students and the public think

This research, by the Policy Institute at King’s College London, is based on two new representative surveys of UK university students This major study reveals two main patterns – firstly, that the large majority of university students in the UK think their universities are protecting...
Report

Towards a childcare guarantee

Childcare and early education in England isn’t working – for children, parents or providers. This report argues that it’s time for a childcare guarantee to lower barriers for parents getting back into work, to reduce costs for families with children, and to ensure every child...
Report

No evidence, no evaluation, no exit

This report examines New Zealand’s redesigned classrooms. The limited evidence on how numerous they have become, what kinds of spatial configurations they comprise, how large they are, and how are they being used is also discussed.
Book

Six fact-checking lessons for kids

This book presents version 1.0 of educational resources created to develop fact-checking best practice in children aged 9–11. It can be used by teachers and teacher-librarians in schools, by parents who want to discuss information literacy with their children, or by children on their own.
Report

Respectful Relationships Education in Australia: national stocktake and gap analysis of Respectful Relationships Education material and resources final report

The Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) helps to create an inclusive and prosperous Australia by maximising opportunity through national leadership on education, skills and employment policy development. In August 2021, DESE commissioned Monash University to undertake a national stocktake and gap analysis...
Report

The viewpoint diversity crisis at Canadian universities: political homogeneity, self-censorship, and threats to academic freedom

The study, based on a survey of professors and members of the public, reveals that Canadian universities are political monoliths whose lack of viewpoint diversity contributes to serious problems on campus. Professors, especially the 9 percent of conservative professors whose views differ from the overwhelmingly...
Report

Review of the National School Reform Agreement: interim report

This interim report reviews how well national policy initiatives by the Australian, State and Territory governments have achieved the objectives and outcomes set out in the National School Reform Agreement, and makes recommendations to inform the design of the next agreement.
Working paper

Learning (in) Indigenous languages: common ground, diverse pathways

This working paper provides an overview of Indigenous languages learning in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. These three jurisdictions participate in an OECD initiative Promising Practices in Supporting Success for Indigenous Students, designed to help education systems to improve the experiences and outcomes of Indigenous...
Policy report

Systems thinking to transform schools: identifying levers that lift educational quality

International voices grow louder to improve the quality of schooling and transform the core aims and practices of the education sector. This brief argues that policy-makers and educators must grasp the levers of organisational change inside education institutions to rethink goals and lift school quality.
Discussion paper

Ensuring choice: a mechanism to control non-government school fees

Australia has one of the highest proportions of students enrolled in non-government schools in the OECD. Over the last decade, fees at independent schools have risen by over 50% nationwide - far outstripping both inflation and wage growth, and creating an affordability crisis for families...
Report

VET and higher education pathways – do outcomes differ for the same occupation?

This report explores occupations that can be entered into via either a vocational education and training pathway or a higher education pathway. It examines whether these individuals do the same job tasks and roles, if there are differences in how well the qualifications prepare them...
Report

Inquiry into Victorian universities’ investment in skills

Victoria is facing a shortage of skilled workers in several sectors, including healthcare, community services, engineering, teaching, digital and technology, construction and agriculture. This inquiry examines how Victorian universities can play a greater role to support the pipeline of skilled workers in government priority areas.
Report

Child Care Subsidy activity test: undermining child development and parental participation

This report argues that universal access to early childhood education and care will deliver significant improvements in childhood development, parental participation and productivity, and future productivity of the children that will benefit from greater access.
Guide

Higher education research commercialisation intellectual property framework: practical guide

This guide is a resource for those undertaking transactions between universities and industry partners. The guide is based on Australian and international best practice, and draws upon guidance published by a wide range of trusted, publicly-available resources.
Survey

Setting an agenda for disability research in Australia: survey results

This report presents the results of a survey completed by 973 people with involvement or interest in Australian disability research. It is part of multi-phase research agenda setting exercise that has been conducted to understand existing disability research in Australia and consult with the disability...
Report

Setting an agenda for disability research in Australia: synthesis and refinement

This report presents findings from the third phase of the research agenda development project funded by the National Disability Research Partnership (NDRP).
Report

Setting an agenda for disability research in Australia: consultation report

This report presents the results of the Phase 2b consultation conducted with 974 individuals from 21 non-government organisations, including service providers and disabled peoples’ organisations, the First Nations-focused National Disability Research Agenda survey and online focus groups and in-depth interviews with people with augmentative and...
Briefing paper

Better harnessing Australia’s talent: five facts for the summit

The e61 Institute has published this research to help guide policy-makers and stakeholders at the upcoming Jobs and Skills Summit being held in Canberra on 1-2 September 2022. The research identifies five key facts using detailed analysis of firm-level and worker-level data.
Policy report

Addressing skills shortages and getting our skills mix right over the long-term

In this policy paper, released ahead of the Jobs and Skills Summit, the Business Council of Australia argues for need to make sure students leave school with strong foundation skills, a clear path and a comprehensive snapshot of their abilities and capabilities, not just a...
Report

Strengthening the engineering workforce in Australia: solutions to address the skills shortage in the short, medium, and long term

Australia is experiencing perhaps its greatest-ever engineering skills shortage. Engineers Australia has been working to understand the engineering workforce and the factors that influence supply and demand. This report outlines some of the initiatives that could be implemented to strengthen the engineering workforce in Australia.