To improve pathways and outcomes for disadvantaged students in the future, this report finds that demonstrating to young people the value and applicability of mathematics in early adolescence was a key determinant of students’ future persistence in STEM.
There has been a stark decline in the size and diversity of the Year 12 Economics student population in Australia since the early 1990s. This paper addresses 3 key questions to uncover what is driving these trends at Australia's high schools.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented disruption to schools and learners in England. This research identifies three areas where the pandemic has the potential to open up new conversations about the future of schooling in England.
This paper considers what is required to improve education outcomes for children and young people who are disengaged from school. These children and young people may face a number of challenges that cause them to disengage from school and may require additional support to reengage...
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) asked the Mitchell Institute to conduct a literature review on the effectiveness of policies, programs, practices and interventions aimed at strengthening educational and wellbeing outcomes for people highly disengaged from education, employment and training.
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 purpose of this study was to examine how education operates for young people in Victoria who have been remanded into custody or who have received custodial sentences. The study aimed to identify how improvements could be made to further support education inside custody.
This blog post shares some emerging findings on the impact of FSV on school attendance, and the strategies used by schools to assist students experiencing periods of violence.
Background In Australia, socioeconomic status remains a key factor in school completion. By age 19, only 61% of the most disadvantaged students have completed Year 12, compared with 89% of the most advantaged students. It is important that all young people are given the opportunity...
This Learning Curve focuses on capturing and measuring student voice as a way to gain insights into, and improvements in, student engagement.