5-year Productivity Inquiry: from learning to growth - interim report
As part of its 5-year Productivity Inquiry, the Productivity Commission has released this interim report outlining potential opportunities to improve Australia’s school and tertiary education systems.
Chronology of primary and secondary school closures in Victoria due to COVID-19
This updated chronology provides an overview of key opening and closing dates for Victorian primary and secondary schools in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Respectful Relationships Education in Australia: national stocktake and gap analysis of Respectful Relationships Education material and resources final report
The Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) helps to create an inclusive and prosperous Australia by maximising opportunity through national leadership on education, skills and employment policy development. In August 2021, DESE commissioned Monash University to undertake a national stocktake and gap analysis...
Building education systems for equity and inclusion
This report is the output from an Academy of the Social Sciences Australia (ASSA)-funded workshop hosted by the Gonski Institute for Education at UNSW Sydney. The report provides advice to government and systems for redressing intergenerational policy failure, looking beyond the school gate, giving voice...
Effective pathways through education to good labour market outcomes for Maori: literature summary
This literature review provides background for a forthcoming empirical investigation of the pathways through education that lead to successful labour market outcomes for Maori students with different aptitudes in high school.
Attendance and engagement strategy
School attendance has been declining in New Zealand since 2015 across all year levels, deciles, ethnicities and regions. This strategy document forms the response to a recent inquiry report from the Education and Workforce Select Committee, and provides the framework for a nationwide campaign to...
Improving quality use of research evidence in practice: insights from cross-sector co-design
The Q Project is a 5-year partnership between Monash University and the Paul Ramsay Foundation to understand and improve the use of research evidence in Australian schools. In 2021, the project hosted two series of co-design workshops with teachers, school leaders and other education stakeholders...
VET for secondary school students: a research synthesis
The aim of this synthesis is to provide an overview of vocational education and training (VET) for secondary school students in Australia. The focus is on nationally recognised VET qualifications that contribute to a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.
Free education for life
This policy statement outlines The Greens' policy position on education in Australia.
Reducing relationship and sexual violence: findings from reviews about the effectiveness of respectful relationships and bystander programs in school and tertiary education settings
The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the evidence from systematic reviews, in relation to the effectiveness of respectful relationships and bystander intervention programs in school and tertiary education settings.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.