Education Minister Christopher Pyne claims that without deregulation Australia's universities will slide into mediocrity and be overtaken by Asian competitors.
This research paper reflects on the long and often remarkable history of regulatory reform to lay out the main regulatory challenges of today, and explores how they can be best addressed in the future.
This report presents the findings of the Tomorrow's Schools Independent Taskforce research into the New Zealand schooling system.
This paper, commissioned by the NSW Department of Education, addresses the issue of critical thinking, identified in the Australian curriculum as an important capability for the 21st Century. It considers the cognitive science evidence for how it is acquired, and what this means for educators...
The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2017 is the annual report on Australia’s school education sector. It has been produced by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) on behalf of the Education Council.
The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2016 addresses the eight areas of commitment to action specified in the Melbourne Declaration. It describes the national policy and reporting context for school education in Australia and reports against the nationally agreed key performance measures (KPMs) for...
This discussion paper seeks stakeholder views on reform options to address issues relating to unduly short courses in vocational education and training.
The long-term quality of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector is at risk unless the issue of unduly short training is definitively addressed, this report has found.
The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) acknowledges that higher education policies need to be adjusted and be relevant in an ever-changing environment. We welcome the opportunity to reform and simplify the current system enabling both universities and the Australian...
The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program has sought to transform education by developing and distributing to low-income children around the world an inexpensive computer with an in- novative interface and applications. This article investigates the implementation of OLPC in Birmingham, Alabama, where some 15,000...