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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.