Primary education

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Primary schools
NARROWER TERMS


Report

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...
Strategy

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...
Report

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...
Submission

Primary school efficacy: the best lever we have to improve the nation's productivity

In this submission, Primary Focus argues that primary school efficacy is the best policy lever that Australian state and federal governments have to improve Australia’s productivity performance.
Policy

Free education for life

This policy statement outlines The Greens' policy position on education in Australia.
Report

Setting the preschool foundation for success in mathematics

This paper presents the results of a four-year longitudinal study – including two years of preschool (age 4 years), kindergarten, and first grade – designed to identify the early quantitative competencies that predict readiness to learn mathematics at school entry.
Report

Engaging primary girls in STEM

The case for increasing girls’ and women’s interest and uptake in STEM careers has been clearly outlined. This report examines the Australian situation in applying integrated STEM education to the primary school environment, comparing it to policies and initiatives in the developed countries.
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

Our kind of school

This report explores why some schools and kura are good at bullying prevention. The purpose of this project was to collect examples of good practice and identify the barriers and enablers schools face when seeking to create safe and inclusive environments.
Briefing paper

What is the relationship between childhood maltreatment and early educational outcomes?

This briefing paper summarises key findings from the NSW Child Development Study’s research looking at the relationship between maltreatment of children before entry to school and educational outcomes in primary school.
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

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.
Policy report

Supporting students with special needs: a policy priority for primary education

From a policy point of view, early and accurate identification of students with special needs in primary education best ensures successful continuous support for their development. This paper argues that education systems should develop strategic policy actions to improve the quality and number of teachers...
Report

Inclusion of children with disability in early childhood and school age education and care: consultation summary report

This summary report provides a high level snapshot of the results of ACECQA’s consultations, which were subsequently provided to governments to inform their deliberations on the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards.
Evaluation

Respectful relationships education to prevent gender-based violence

The focus of the Respectful Relationships Education in Primary Schools pilot was on implementing and evaluating a whole-of-school approach to respectful relationships education in primary schools, focusing on Years 1 and 2 (students aged five to seven years) in particular. This report is the final...
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.