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Building better schools with evidence-based policy

This book is relevant to every person who works in a school. Users of this book can be assured that each policy has been carefully formulated from the current understandings of best practice. This is a practical innovation, and an example of how schools can...
Discussion paper

Framework to inform the development of a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Childhood Strategy

Across Australia, families and communities successfully support and nurture their young children. However, wide gaps in early development, health and early learning outcomes persist. This document sets the foundation and will inform the development of a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Childhood Strategy.
Report

Research and evidence use in Australian schools: early insights from educators

This summary draws on quantitative findings from the Q Project's first survey of educators, which was administered online to teachers and school leaders between March - September, 2020. In total, 492 practitioners from 414 schools across four Australian states completed the survey: New South Wales...
Report

Teaching writing in secondary English in the NAPLAN era

This report presents findings from research investigating the writing pedagogies, beliefs and practices of English teachers in the context of a decade of Australia's NAPLAN testing, where writing has been consistently identified as problematic in secondary schools.
Report

Report of the Independent Review of the adoption of the model code on freedom of speech and academic freedom

This document is the final report of Emeritus Professor Sally Walker AM's review of Australian universities' alignment with the Model Code on freedom of speech and academic freedom, recommended by the Hon. Robert French AC in his 2019 Review of freedom of speech in Australian...
Discussion paper

State of the social sciences report: discussion paper

Intended as a conversation starter, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Academy has prepared this discussion paper to capture the views, ideas and concerns of social science researchers, teachers, students, professionals, policymakers and employers across Australia.
Briefing paper

Give teachers a say: facing the challenge of teachers’ work-related stress in the COVID-19 crisis

Throughout the world, teachers and schools are responding to one of the greatest disruptions to education systems in living memory. This brief uses data collected before the COVID-19 crisis to answer two questions: How are teachers' stress and job satisfaction related to their willingness to...
Report

Education in remote and complex environments

While online education has the potential to bridge gaps in education access, it is no substitute for in-classroom teaching. This inquiry examined how education meets the learning needs of students in regional, rural and remote communities, and how barriers in education can be overcome.
Report

Learning and teaching reimagined: a new dawn for higher education?

This report is the result of a five-month higher education initiative to understand the response to COVID-19 and explore the future of digital learning and teaching.
Report

Educational opportunity in Australia 2020

This study draws together information from a variety of sources on the opportunities being provided to young Australians for mastering the skills needed to be well prepared for the future. Its goal is to show where the strengths and weaknesses of the education system lay...