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Pillar 3 report: what can be done to maximise educational outcomes for children and young people experiencing disadvantage?

In response to COVID-19, most of the world’s student population was impacted by transitions to remote learning. This report presents evidence-based options for action to inform policy and programmatic solutions.
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Vocational qualification development: lessons from overseas

Streamlining the vocational qualification development process in Australia is a current priority of the skills ministers of both the Australian government and state and territory governments. This research summary explores the development processes associated with vocational qualifications in selected countries and compares them with the...
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Systems Leadership for Child Wellbeing project: stage 1 synthesis report

This collaboration between Every Child and the Australian and New Zealand School of Government aims to drive systems leadership and facilitate better integrated support to, and improved outcomes for, children.
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Research and evidence use in Australian schools: early insights from educators

This summary draws on quantitative findings from the Q Project's first survey of educators, which was administered online to teachers and school leaders between March - September, 2020. In total, 492 practitioners from 414 schools across four Australian states completed the survey: New South Wales...
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Final report of the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005

The Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment undertook this review throughout 2020. Consultation with national peak disability and education bodies informed the approach taken for the review, which put the lived experiences of people with disability and their families at the centre.
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Confronting Indigenous educational disadvantage: a Kimberley perspective

This analysis documents the challenges faced on the ground by educators in Western Australia’s Kimberley Region, as well as the lessons being learned by a current initiative providing intensive training and professional development across 24 schools.
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Educational performance and funding in New Zealand: are our children getting the education they deserve?

This report takes a closer look at the evidence on New Zealand students’ educational achievement and examines whether a lack of funding may be playing a role in declining education performance.
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Rethinking Australian higher education

The Australian unified national system for higher education was established in 1988 for a range of reasons, but its essence was a solution to resolve a funding problem. This publication provides a detailed analysis of the current problems and issues, and examines opportunities to move...
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National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review: Productivity Commission study report

This report sets out the Productivity Commission's Review of the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD). Its key messages are that the NAWSD should be replaced with a new principles based agreement, and there is manifest capacity for governments to get a better...
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Dollars and sense: time for smart reform of Australian school funding

This paper reviews the state of school funding in Australia, bringing together research from international comparisons based on OECD data sources, Australian school-level data, international research literature, and policy documents. It explores how and why the persistent increases in school funding in Australia have failed...