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Technical report

Growing up digital Australia: phase 2 technical report

This research explores the perceptions of parents, carers and grandparents about the effects of digital media and technologies on children and youth over time.
Report

"On the radar": supporting the mental wellbeing of mature-aged students in regional and remote Australia

This research investigates university students’ perspectives on mental wellbeing and their insights into proactive approaches that they found supportive during their university studies. In particular, the research focuses on mature-aged students who live in, or come from, regional and remote areas in Australia.
Report

Primary and secondary school closures in Victoria due to COVID-19: chronology

This chronology provides an overview of key opening and closing dates for Victorian primary and secondary schools between March 2020 and February 2021, in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

The 'new normal': the future of education after COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented disruption to schools and learners in England. This research identifies three areas where the pandemic has the potential to open up new conversations about the future of schooling in England.
Working paper

The role of labour market information in guiding educational and occupational choices

Drawing upon the insights of behavioural economics, this paper examines how learners access and use information, and what this implies for the design of public study and career choice websites that aim to effectively support student choice.
Report

Indigenous Advancement Strategy — Children and Schooling program and Safety and Wellbeing program

The ANAO conducted separate audits of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Children and Schooling program and the Safety and Wellbeing program, the findings and conclusions of which are presented in this report. The objective of the audits was to assess the effectiveness of the Department...
Report

Parents’ perspectives on home-based learning in the COVID-19 pandemic

School closures during the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily shifted schooling from the classroom to the home. This paper provides an insight into parents’ perspectives of this experience of home-based learning. The research shows parents have a wide range of views on how, how often, and how...
Briefing paper

School exclusionary practices in Australia

Each Australian state and territory has its own legislation and policies which define and guide the use of exclusionary practices. Despite similarities about how exclusionary practices are described and applied across Australia, there are some key differences between them.
Working paper

Findings from the 2017 Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) student and staff surveys

The Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) project is a collaborative school-based study on racism, racial discrimination and bystander responses to racism among Australian schools.
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.