High school students
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...
East Asian, South Asian, Chinese and Indian students in Aotearoa: a Youth19 report
This report presents contemporary information on the health and wellbeing of secondary school students in New Zealand who have an Asian identity.
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.
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.
Identifying Australian high school intervention programs that influence 1st year female students to choose ICT degrees
There is an under-representation of female students in higher education Information and Communication Technology (ICT) degrees. This report shares the outcomes from a pilot study identifying the types of initiatives which are influential in encouraging female students to undertake ICT degrees.
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.
Looking to the future
This review was conducted to provide the Education Council with advice and recommendations on how senior secondary students can better understand and be enabled to choose the most appropriate pathway to support their transition into work, further education and/or training.
Review of senior secondary pathways into work, further education and training: discussion paper
The ways in which our senior secondary schooling system supports students to make informed decisions about how best to achieve their further study and work goals are critical. This discussion paper is designed to stimulate debate. It does not claim to cover the full range...
Insight and excellence: school success in New Zealand
The author presents three case studies showing how three secondary schools performed before and after The New Zealand Initiative's tool separated the contribution of family background from the contribution of each school.
School truancy and welfare receipt dynamics in early adulthood: a longitudinal study
This study’s results are relevant to academics, policy makers and practitioners, both in Australia and overseas, in the pursuit of evidence-based policy that makes a positive, sustained impact on truancy: a perennial and costly social problem.
Rewarding commitment to attend school: a field study with Indigenous Australian high school students
This paper assesses the effectiveness of the FOGS Promise Program with a field study involving Indigenous students from six Queensland high schools, divided into two groups.
Beyond ATAR: a proposal for change
This position paper articulates an ambition for improving the education journeys of 15-19 year olds. It proposes three inter-locking proposals to improve the experience and life outcomes of all young people.
Review of senior secondary pathways into work, further education and training: background paper
This paper sets out a number of challenges facing senior secondary students when they are making decisions about subjects and post-school pathways.
One in 10 Aussie kids care for someone with a disability or drug dependence – they need help at school
While current policies may be making a positive difference for some carers, the results in a recent study show there are more young carers than support services available for them.
School-based Police Program review
The School-Based Police Program (SBP Program) was launched in September 2018. The program aims to address issues raised during the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory with a greater focus on safety, youth engagement and youth diversion.
National survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health 2018
This survey is a national study exploring the sexual health and well-being of Australian adolescents. The anonymous survey asks questions about knowledge, behaviour and educational experiences related to sexual health and well-being. The Commonwealth Department of Health-funded study has been conducted approximately every five years...
Wellbeing of secondary school students
This audit assessed how well the NSW Department of Education supports secondary schools to promote and support the wellbeing of their students, and how well secondary schools are performing in this area.
Future ready career education: a student focused national career education strategy
To prepare students for their future careers, Future Ready focuses on the importance of building the skills and general capabilities they will need in the workplace, strengthening school and employer collaboration, and developing students' career management and navigation skills.
The role of student engagement in the transition from primary to secondary school
This Learning Curve presents results from the 2015 primary and 2016 secondary NSW Tell Them From Me student surveys to examine the relationship between a student's sense of belonging at school and other measures of student engagement over the primary to secondary school transition.
Improving high school engagement, classroom practices and achievement
This Learning Curve uses data from the NSW Tell Them From Me student surveys in 2013 and 2015 to look at how students’ engagement, performance and experience of classroom practices in Year 7 affect their engagement and performance in Year 9.
SVA perspectives: education
Educational outcomes are influenced by a person’s socioeconomic status. Those who experience disadvantage have a much higher risk than the general population of poor education outcomes.
Counting the costs of lost opportunity in Australian education
This report finds one in eight Australians will never attain a Year 12 qualification, and some of these people make up the one in eight Australians who will be disengaged from the workforce for most of their lives.
PISA 2015 results (Volume III)
This report analyses for the first time students’ motivation to perform well in school, their relationships with peers and teachers, their home life, and how they spend their time outside of school. The findings are based on a survey of 540,000 students in 72 participating...
Culturally Responsive Leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand Secondary Schools
At the heart of leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand schools is a focus on how everyone can work together to improve educational and social outcomes for all young people (Ministry of Education, 2008). To actualise this intention, educators face a number of challenges including an...
Does changing school matter?
This paper explores student mobility in NSW government schools and the impact mobility has on student outcomes.