Secondary education

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Secondary schools
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Refugee education in Australian secondary schools: an overview of current practices

This report outlines findings from an Australian study of school practices which aimed to promote the wellbeing and academic development of refugee students.
Report

Review of university-industry collaboration in teaching and learning: final report

This review report recommends short-term and long-term actions that government, higher education providers and industry can take to promote greater collaboration across the sector. It considers how to increase industry engagement in teaching and learning through improved course curricula, opportunities to combine work, study and...
Strategy

Australian strategy for international education 2021-2030

The Australian government has released this strategy document and has also announced key initiatives supporting its implementation. As Australia's border reopens to international students, this strategy aims to rebuild the sector more sustainably, and create new opportunities for growth.
Report

State of the social sciences 2021

Social sciences are the fields of research on, and knowledge about, society. They are deeply connected and embedded in our social systems and structures. This publication provides a compact guide to the trends, challenges and opportunities impacting Australian social science, to facilitate system-wide planning for...
Report

Building skills for life

This report makes the case for expanding computer science education in primary and secondary schools around the world, and outlines the key challenges standing in the way.
Report

Beating lockdown blues: students pass the Covid test

Home-based learning due to pandemic-induced school closures is the greatest educational disruption impacting on school systems in recent history. This research adds to the evidence base by not only assessing whether students’ learning may have been impacted during home-based learning, but also why students may...
Report

VET for secondary school students: insights and outcomes

This research examines the merits of vocational education and training (VET) for secondary school students (VfSSS) in preparing students for work or further training from the perspectives of students, parents, industry stakeholders and employers. It also explores the models of provision used in government and...
Report

A novel approach to mapping changes in student attitudes towards science and mathematics in reaction to changes in their learning environment

Micro-surveys of school student attitudes have shown creative, careers-focused learning programs build aspirations and confidence in science and mathematics. This report recommends early interventions to develop students’ understandings of career pathways in secondary school, with a focus on the applicability of subject knowledge across a...
Report

Supporting teachers’ use of ICT in upper secondary classrooms during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

School systems around the world are making efforts to enhance and make education more efficient with information and communications technology (ICT). This paper argues that without proper implementation, ICT use may not only be ineffective, but have a negative impact on teaching and learning.
Policy report

Getting a job: how schools can help students in the competition for employment after education

While young people are leaving education more qualified than ever before, in many countries they are struggling to compete for jobs in the labour market. This paper looks at things that secondary schools can do to help students get a job.
Report

Legislation and regulation in Australia: children and young people with disability in primary and secondary education settings

This report analyses relevant legal and policy frameworks relating to the education of students with disability, with a focus on primary and secondary school settings across Australia.
Report

STEM pathways: the impact of equity, motivation and prior achievement

To improve pathways and outcomes for disadvantaged students in the future, this report finds that demonstrating to young people the value and applicability of mathematics in early adolescence was a key determinant of students’ future persistence in STEM.
Report

Negotiating multiple identities: intersecting identities among Māori, Pacific, rainbow and disabled young people

In this report, the authors use Youth19 data to explore the wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand secondary school students with multiple social identities.
Discussion paper

What is driving participation and diversity trends in economics? A survey of high school students

There has been a stark decline in the size and diversity of the Year 12 Economics student population in Australia since the early 1990s. This paper addresses 3 key questions to uncover what is driving these trends at Australia's high schools.
Report

To graduation and beyond: secondary school performance and tertiary education outcomes

This report examines whether students are progressing into tertiary education and completing a tertiary qualification after enrolling.
Book

Building better schools with evidence-based policy

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...
Briefing paper

NSW Public schools to 2031: impact of enrolment growth on demand for teachers

This briefing paper, commissioned by the NSW Teachers Federation, examines the impact of enrolment growth on the future demand for teachers in the NSW public school system.
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

Free2Be... Yet?: The second national study of Australian high school students who identify as gender and sexuality diverse

This report details the findings from a second nationwide survey of gender and sexuality diverse Australian secondary school students. Where possible, the research generates comparisons across the two studies to investigate shifting trends.
Report

Smart, successful, strong: the case for investing in adolescent girls' education in aid and COVID-19 response and recovery

This report shines a light on the impact of COVID-19 on adolescent girls in South-East Asia and the Pacific and their experiences of accessing secondary education over the last twelve months.