Indigenous educational disadvantage remains among the most pressing and persistent public policy challenges in Australia. This research examines sources and extent of Indigenous educational disadvantage and proposes how policymakers can better meet the ambition of closing the gap.
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.
This paper considers what is required to improve education outcomes for children and young people who are disengaged from school. These children and young people may face a number of challenges that cause them to disengage from school and may require additional support to reengage...
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) asked the Mitchell Institute to conduct a literature review on the effectiveness of policies, programs, practices and interventions aimed at strengthening educational and wellbeing outcomes for people highly disengaged from education, employment and training.
The effects of non-attendance are cumulative and if they begin in the early years of schooling, they persist into future years. As a result, early attendance patterns, particularly in pre-school and Year 1 of compulsory schooling, are vital, according to this report.
This blog post shares some emerging findings on the impact of FSV on school attendance, and the strategies used by schools to assist students experiencing periods of violence.
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.
This infographic provides a snapshot of the lives of 17-year-old Australians in relation to school, work, living arrangements and the skills future workplaces will require.