Disadvantaged students

NARROWER TERMS
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.
Literature review

Evidence scan of educational interventions for children in out-of-home care

This literature review examined the effectiveness of policies, programs, practices and interventions aimed at strengthening educational and wellbeing outcomes for children and youth of all ages in out-of-home care (OOHC).
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...
Submission

DASSH Response to the Review into Rural, Regional and Remote Education (2017)

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) welcomes the consideration in this Discussion Paper of key issues, challenges, opportunities and barriers that impact upon the learning outcomes of regional, rural and remote students in Australia. The focus of DASSH’s submission...
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.