Disadvantaged students

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Briefing paper

The promises and perils of new technologies to improve education and employment opportunities

In this policy briefing, the authors provide insights and policy recommendations to decision-makers and stakeholders, such as education and labor policy-makers, to expand access to skills and quality jobs to the most disadvantaged learners and workers across the world.
Report

Effectiveness of the Navigator program

Students who are disengaged from learning are at high risk of leaving school early. The Navigator program is designed to support Victoria’s most disengaged students aged 12–17 years. This audit report examines whether the Navigator program is effectively re-engaging students in education.
Briefing paper

What makes students' access to digital learning more equitable?

Information and communication technology (ICT) has become an important tool for school systems as they seek to enhance education and make it more efficient. Two examples highlighted in this brief are teachers’ digital self-efficacy and training in ICT-based instruction.
Briefing paper

Nobel Prize Committee says money matters in education

This research brief reviews the statement in support of the Nobel Prize for Economics for 2021 by the Prize Committee. The statement highlights the extensive empirical evidence that increased expenditure on education can improve test scores and future earnings, especially for disadvantaged students.
Report

Exploring benefits and challenges of online Work Integrated Learning for equity students

This research finds that online work placements benefit students from disadvantaged backgrounds, if their diversity and strengths are recognised through meaningful work and professional connections.
Briefing paper

2021 Federal Budget: CSI budget response

The Centre for Social Impacts' response to the 2021 Federal Budget discusses how the key changes presented are likely to have an impact, both positive and negative, on different social issues around Australia.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

A wave of disadvantage across NSW: impact of the COVID-19 recession

COVID-19 has started an economic tsunami that threatens to overwhelm progress towards reducing disadvantage across New South Wales. This report provides estimates based on international, Australian and original research on the impact of rising unemployment on disadvantage across NSW’s regions.
Briefing paper

Education resource gaps in Australia remain amongst the largest in the world

Disadvantaged students in Australia are being denied equal opportunities to learn because they face far more shortages of teachers and material resources than advantaged students.
Report

COVID catch-up: helping disadvantaged students close the equity gap

Australia should launch a $1 billion, six-month tutoring blitz to help one million disadvantaged school students recover learning lost during the COVID-19 lockdowns, according to this Grattan Institute report.
Evaluation

Impact of learning from home on educational outcomes for disadvantaged children

Teachers across Australia have had to transition into the online environment without a strong evidence base to inform their approach. This research suggests that the impact on student learning and outcomes for Australian children who are disadvantaged will depend in part on how well teachers...
Briefing paper

COVID-19, digital inclusion and online education: APO Digital Inclusion Collection Brief April 2020

During the current period of home-based self-isolation, those without the ability to effectively and affordably access and use digital technologies will find it immediately and increasingly difficult to participate in contemporary economic, social, cultural and civic life.
Article

School closures will increase inequality unless urgent action closes the digital divide

While slowing the pace of the Covid-19 Pandemic is critical, reducing the growth of inequality – including in education – will be an equally important and complex challenge.
Report

SVA Perspectives: education — children in out-of-home care

This paper considers what is required to improve education outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC). Children and young people in OOHC have often experienced traumatic events and require additional support to access safe environments and quality education so they can thrive...
Report

Career construction, future work and the perceived risks of going to university for young people from low SES backgrounds

The aim of this project was to understand the interplay between career construction in the 21st century, future work, and the perceived risks of going to university for young people from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds.
Policy report

Overcoming the odds 2: where are the top-performing disadvantaged secondary schools?

Academic results can differ significantly between schools, despite them having similar levels of funding and disadvantage. This indicates that improving outcomes for disadvantaged students is not just a question of how much money is spent but also how it is spent.
Report

Spotlight: Attendance matters

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.
Report

Secondary schools in 2018: findings from the NZCER national survey

Every three years since 2003, the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) has undertaken a national survey of secondary schools. The latest survey shows that schools feel under pressure to meet the increasingly complex needs of students, including mental health issues.
Report

Overcoming the odds: a study of Australia’s top-performing disadvantaged schools

This study investigated Australia’s top-performing disadvantaged schools, with the aim of finding any common policies and practices that have led to their success.