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Policy report

Pain without gain: why school closures are bad policy

While policymakers are in the unenviable position of seemingly having to trade off between public health and children’s education, nonetheless it remains essential that they be held to account for their policy decisions. Evidence-based public policy is more important during a pandemic — not less.
Briefing paper

Differential learning outcomes for online versus in-class education

This paper responds to a request for advice on the differential learning outcomes for online versus in-class education; factors that moderate the relative effectiveness; and distinct implications for students in metropolitan, remote, rural and Indigenous communities.
Discussion paper

Year 12 outcomes and university selection under COVID

Innovative Research Universities (IRU) has published this short paper on the impact of COVID-19 on Year 12 school outcomes and the challenges this creates for university selection of the 2020 school leaver cohort.
Literature review

The impact of ‘learning at home’ on the educational outcomes of vulnerable children in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic

This review provides an overview of current approaches to managing school closures, as well as recent literature related to young people learning 'outside of school.' A range of material has been drawn upon to both highlight the educational issues of this learning context, as well...
Report

Supporting vulnerable children in the face of a pandemic

This paper particularly focuses on factors that will impede access to quality education, of the effects on the more vulnerable groups, and it outlines models of support and recovery that evidence suggests are useful.
Briefing paper

Ministerial briefing paper on evidence of the likely impact on educational outcomes of vulnerable children learning at home during COVID-19

The purpose of this briefing paper is to provide evidence of the likely impact on educational outcomes for vulnerable children learning at home as a result of the COVID-19 response measures, and the merits of a range of delivery models.
Fact sheet

Home learning and COVID-19: CSI response for students and parents/caregivers

All over Australia, students are studying and learning at home instead of in schools. This fact sheet focuses on our vulnerable young people and gives some guidance on relationships, adaptation and uncertainty.
Report

Preparing Australian students for the digital world

This report presents the results of the PISA digital reading literacy assessment for Australia in 2009.
Technical report

Growing up digital Australia: phase 1 technical report

This first in a series of reports by the Gonski Institute for Education paints a worrying picture of changed learning conditions in Australian schools. Well before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Australia, children’s significant access to digital technology and its impacts on learning and wellbeing had...
Guide

School-based violence prevention

Schools have been identified as one important setting for conducting violence prevention efforts. Therefore, this handbook is about schools, education and violence prevention. It provides guidance for school officials and education authorities on how schools can embed violence prevention within their routine activities.