Independent schools

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Working paper

A review of the Gonski school funding inquiry and report

This working paper is a comprehensive review of the original Gonski Inquiry and its report on school funding in Australia. It analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the funding model recommended by the report.
Working paper

The unwinding of Gonksi - Part 3: Morrison abandons needs-based funding

This paper provide a comprehensive review of how the Morrison Government completed the demolition of the Gonski school funding model begun by the Abbott Government and continued by the Turnbull Government.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Christopher Pyne in the red on student outcomes in independent public schools

Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne claims independent public schools are improving student outcomes in Western Australia.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Christopher Pyne's claims on private schools and religion get mixed verdicts

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne claims Australia has the highest proportion of non-government schools in the OECD, and almost all of them are religious.
Commentary

Everyone loses when schools are segregated ... but some more than others

Only fifteen minutes from Parliament House, four Canberra schools reveal the growing segregation in Australian education — and how government policy is at its heart.
Policy report

What do parents want from schools?

This paper provides an insight into parental perspectives of the current state of school choice and resourcing, based on a survey of Australian parents that reveals the areas of importance to them—and how they and their children could be better served by the education system.
Guide

Trends in key economic parameters: an economic context for independent schools in Australia

This guide provides easy reference to trends in key indicators and relevant school-based data to provide a picture of the economic environment in Australia. The information is provided to assist Independent schools and their Boards to consider the context and outlook for their school communities...
Literature review

Teacher wellbeing: a review of the literature

This Australian paper is a literature review of studies that relate to teacher wellbeing with a focus on teachers’ work and enabling practices.
Literature review

A culture of trust enhances performance

This literature review addresses and informs the hypothesis that ‘a culture of trust enhances performance’ in schools. Drawing on an environmental scan of research and policy literature, the authors explore the definition of trust and the ways in which trust is linked to performance in...
Literature review

Learning leaders matter

Learning leaders position themselves first as learners, then as leaders of other learners. The inherent tensions in this duality are explored in this literature review. Drawing on a broad range of research from education, psychology and neuroscience, the review builds a picture of the situation...
Literature review

Student-centred schools make the difference

The primary focus of this review is on how school leaders can develop and sustain a student-centred philosophy at all levels within their schools in order to increase the quality of education for all students. The authors draw on research literature from Australia and internationally...
Report

Global trends in professional learning and performance and development

This report was completed by the Innovation Unit on behalf of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). It set out to discover innovative practice in professional learning and performance and development in new or transformational sectors including, but not limited to, education.
Evaluation

Evaluation of the implementation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

This report presents the initial analysis of baseline findings from the Evaluation of the implementation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. It comprises analysis of findings from key 2013 data collection activities – the National Forum and National Survey. These activities investigated stakeholders’ knowledge...
Report collection

Initial teacher education: data report 2014

Chair’s Foreword I am pleased to introduce AITSL’s second Initial Teacher Education: Data Report. Since we released the first report in May 2013, the debate over the quality and direction of initial teacher education has intensified. The first data report has contributed to the quality...
Article

New school networks for Australia

If there is any one message that can be drawn from the vast body of research and commentary on school education in Australia, it is that tinkering around the edges of schooling will not solve the widening gaps in educational outcomes that limit opportunities for...