This report examines 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 school reform agreement.
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.
This report sets out the need to continue to invest in new roads, public transport, schools and hospitals, to address infrastructure inequality. The authors propose that governments set a stable level of investment and build a long term pipeline of work around these allocations.
This research brief reviews the statement in support of the Nobel Prize for Economics for 2021 by the Prize Committee. The statement highlights the extensive empirical evidence that increased expenditure on education can improve test scores and future earnings, especially for disadvantaged students.
This book is relevant to every person who works in a school. Users of this book can be assured that each policy has been carefully formulated from the current understandings of best practice. This is a practical innovation, and an example of how schools can...
These two guides have been designed to help schools adopt a whole-school approach to strengthening their programmes in relationships and sexuality education. They incorporate the latest research on relationships, gender, sexuality, and wellbeing. They also take into account the cultural and social changes and the...
This report explores school effectiveness across state, state-integrated, and private schools, otherwise defined as school authority (or type).
This publication is a policy and strategy blueprint for federal, state and territory governments, including for hospitals and health care, schools and universities, roads and trains, budgets and energy.
The Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) project is a major research study focused on understanding and addressing experiences and attitudes to racism and racial discrimination, and bystander responses to racism and racial discrimination in 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.
While slowing the pace of the Covid-19 Pandemic is critical, reducing the growth of inequality – including in education – will be an equally important and complex challenge.
This article asks whether Australian school students are sufficiently digitally literate and confident to effectively transition to online learning and whether teachers have demonstrated the capacity to use digital technologies in their teaching and learning practice to facilitate this transition.
There is now a growing body of research that focuses on the complex relationships between physical spaces, educational practices and learning. This paper draws on empirical findings from recent international research that includes the perspectives and the experiences of those who design and use these...
This report explored questions around the enablers and barriers to awareness, foundational knowledge and early implementation of digital technology for schools. The case studies exemplified a range of initial and current progress journeys that schools were on, drawing on the key themes identified in the...
The purpose of this guidance is to begin to describe and demystify the professional practice of implementation—to document the Education Endowment Foundation's knowledge of the steps that effective schools take to manage change well.
A systematic review of recent research on the importance of cultural programs in schools, school and community engagement and school leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
This report provides a targeted review of a small subset of systematic reviews into ten critical areas of Indigenous education across Australia.
The striking outlier: the persistent, painful and problematic practice of corporal punishment in schools
This report brings new light to the practice of corporal punishment in schools. When an educator strikes a student in school, it can have a devastating impact on the child’s opportunity to learn in a safe, healthy, and welcoming environment. This is dangerous for all...
This project investigates hybrid solutions using enhanced ventilation in order to achieve indoor comfort conditions, reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, and finally test it in a selected school building located in Sydney, which co-funded this project. In order to achieve this objective, the following...
This guide provides easy reference to trends in key indicators and relevant school-based data to provide a picture of the economic environment in Australia. The information is provided to assist Independent schools and their Boards to consider the context and outlook for their school communities...
Fact Check: Michael Daley says NSW Government has closed more schools than it has opened. Is he correct?
Announcing NSW Labor's plan to replace 1,000 demountable classrooms with permanent buildings, Opposition Leader Michael Daley claimed the state government had closed more schools than it had opened.
This report presents an initial snapshot of public opinion in Australia regarding schools and schooling, including an examination of differences between voters of the main political parties, between parents and non-parents, people living in different areas, and those with different educational backgrounds.
Low carbon, high performance schools: national survey results on attitudes toward the role of the built environment and sustainability on learning outcomes
This report presents findings of a survey of 120 people across Australia who are connected to schools, and examines their beliefs, attitudes and experiences relating to the impact of their built environment on health and learning outcomes.
This report presents one of the first accounts of public opinion in Australia regarding digital technology and schools.