Access to education
Outcomes associated with ‘inclusive’, ‘segregated’ and ‘integrated’ settings for people with disability
Matthew Harrison, Victor Sojo, Claire Spivakovsky, Lindsey Gale, Anna Genat, Tessa Zirnsak
This research report was commissioned and funded by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. The report analyses evidence of outcomes associated with ‘inclusive’, ‘segregated’ and ‘integrated’ settings as they apply to the safeguarding of people with disability in...
Building education systems for equity and inclusion
This report is the output from an Academy of the Social Sciences Australia (ASSA)-funded workshop hosted by the Gonski Institute for Education at UNSW Sydney. The report provides advice to government and systems for redressing intergenerational policy failure, looking beyond the school gate, giving voice...
Equity and excellence in education: creating a system that is fair and inclusive for all
Education inequity is a problem in Australia. The authors of this paper argue that we need to re-think what counts as ‘success.’
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.
Amplify Insights: Education inequity part two - levers of change
This report examines key drivers of inequity within Australia’s educational system and the impacts on students, and provides recommendations on what needs to be done both inside and outside the school gates to deliver a more equitable education system post-pandemic.
Open textbooks and social justice: a national scoping study
This study investigates the potential for open textbooks to assist with improving the experience and outcomes of under-represented higher education students in the Australian context.
The social and economic rationale of inclusive education: an overview of the outcomes in education for diverse groups of students
This paper reviews the existing evidence on the potential benefits and costs of inclusive education reforms. Specifically, the paper discusses the evidence on the shortcomings of current education settings for diverse groups of students – with specific sections on students with special education needs.
Youth survey report 2021
The Mission Australia Youth Survey is the largest annual survey of young people in Australia. This report contains an overview, a national summary, a summary of findings for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and a summary of findings for each State and Territory.
Promoting inclusive education for diverse societies: a conceptual framework
In many countries, schools and classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse along a variety of dimensions. The 'Strength through diversity: education for inclusive societies project' seeks to help governments and education systems address diversity to achieve more equitable and inclusive education systems. This paper presents the...
Report on public hearing 7: Barriers experienced by students with disability in accessing and obtaining a safe, quality and inclusive school education and consequent life course impacts
This is the report of the Commissioners who participated in public hearing 7. The scope of hearing was to investigate the barriers experienced by children and young people with disability in accessing safe, quality and inclusive education in mainstream schools.
Amplify Insights: Education inequity part one - drivers of inequity
Paying particular attention to selected demographic groups known to face barriers to educational participation, this report utilises an inclusive systems approach to propose changes in practice and policy-making to remove education inequity in the early, middle and senior years of learning.
Mind the gap: understanding the Indigenous education gap and how to close it
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.
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.
Supporting carers to succeed in Australian higher education
Australians who care for people with a disability, illness, or a broader need often embody many of the qualities sought by universities. The purpose of this research project was to establish the first major evidence base for analysing student carers in Australian higher education.
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.
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.
Understanding access to higher education amongst humanitarian migrants in Australia
Few studies to date have empirically examined the ties between humanitarian-migrant status and circumstances and higher education participation and attainment in Australia. This report fills this significant gap in knowledge.
Unleashing the power of the collective in education
The SVA Bright Spots Schools Connection is a Collaborative Leadership Development Network (CLDN) launched in 2014 by Social Ventures Australia. A review of international literature, presented in this report, shows that in recent decades, collaboration has become a priority in schooling and education reform across...
Returns to adult education and training in New Zealand
In this paper, the authors analyse the impact of adult education and training on labour market outcomes. Using the New Zealand Household Labour Force Survey linked to administrative education and earnings data, it is estimated that on average, studying for a tertiary qualification increases the...
SNAICC Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training
This submission inquires into the education of students in remote and complex environments, focusing on the needs and circumstances of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.
Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies in schools: research report
This report should serve as both a starting point for knowledge acquisition, and as a springboard for the teaching profession to engage in debate about the current state and future of AI and emerging technologies in schools.
'No child misses out': Education Pathways Program
This report documents an evaluation of the Education Pathways Program, completed in the latter part of 2018 by Launch Housing’s Research and Service Sector Reform team. The evaluation focus was on the outcomes related to school enrolment and attendance, which are central to improving school...
The Future of Work in Queensland to 2030
This submission by the Smith Family to Jobs Queensland on the future of work in Queensland to 2030 concerns children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds most at risk of missing out in the future, on the benefits of work, unless they have access to...
To have and to have not: measuring child deprivation and opportunity in Australia
This report, based on longitudinal data, analyses the level of deprivation and wellbeing experienced by Australian children, with particular reference to those living with disability, those living in monetary poverty, and those living in jobless families.