education policy

Commentary

26 Feb 2019
24

The Morrison Government ignores the case for expanding access to preschool education at its peril, writes Tom Greenwell.

Blog post

11 Feb 2019
19

Second in a four-part series of articles about NZ's Tomorrow’s Schools Review, this post focuses on the ‘framing’ of the report – the underlying messages about the agenda, value system and goals that are evident in the introduction and summary sections of the report.

Blog post

8 Feb 2019
16

This piece begins a four-part series about the Tomorrow’s Schools Review Taskforce report released in December 2018 reviewing the administrative arrangements for New Zealand schooling over the last three decades.

Discussion paper

30 Jan 2019
295

Based on an analysis of end-of-school measures of student achievement from 1,600 schools in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, this paper concludes that Australia's school system is increasingly separating and dividing students by advantage and achievement.

Report

7 Dec 2018
27

As part of the national Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga, the NZ Government is reviewing Tomorrow’s Schools – the name given to the reforms that dramatically changed the governance, management and administration of our schools nearly 30 years ago.

Survey

NZIER report to Ministry of Education
20 Nov 2018
13
This report analyses the results of an online survey on early learning developed by the Ministry of Education. The survey was designed to build engagement in the wider early learning sector and seek feedback from parents.

Report

9 Oct 2018
253

While equity in higher education has seen unprecedented advances over the last decade, there is now less certainty as to whether past trends are any guide to future directions.

Literature review

21 May 2018
25

This literature and policy review outlines the complex context related to STEM learning and focuses on student outcomes, the teacher workforce and the curriculum.

Journal

1 May 2018
41

Australian STEM education seems caught in a whirlpool of problems that are contributing to one another. Student engagement and performance in STEM are declining, but we do not have the supply of qualified teachers we need to improve learning. The STEM curriculum is unbalanced and...

Report

23 Apr 2018
248

If participation rates in higher education and VET in Australia fall as the population increases, there will be fewer people of prime working age who can effectively participate in the labour market in the future. The level of participation in VET and higher education, and...

Report

13 Mar 2018
16

NCEA completion rates have been increasing, with more children than ever earning an NCEA diploma. However, New Zealand’s performance on international benchmarks in numeracy and literacy has been flat or declining.

Commentary

5 Mar 2018
150

Labor’s shadow education minister faces the problem of working out why school reform has failed, and what a federal education minister could do about it.

Commentary

28 Feb 2018
40

Practical ways forward for higher education policy reform include fixing the dysfunctional relationship between higher and vocational education or government-sponsored analysis of the future of work.

Website

27 Feb 2018
185

A new interactive timeline that provides a snapshot of Australian vocational education and training (VET) policies, programs and initiatives over the past twenty years has been released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).

Commentary

22 Feb 2018
82

A failed experiment in market-led education needs to be buried once and for all, writes John Quiggin.

Report

21 Feb 2018
98

The Indonesian government hopes to develop a ‘world-class’ education system by 2025. However, numerous assessments of the country’s education performance suggest that it has a long way to go before it will achieve that goal.

Briefing paper

21 Sep 2017
826

This policy brief first explains the challenges related to Chinese international students and then specifies policy recommendations to deal with these concerns.

Audio interview

21 Sep 2017
15

Academic staff at Australian universities have been targeted in Chinese social media campaigns after complaints from Chinese students that their teaching material was 'offensive.'

Report

21 Sep 2017
1658

This e-brief reviews government policies aimed at improving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outcomes in NSW schools.

Essay

An essay on higher education by Professor Sharon Bell
14 Sep 2017
387

With higher education in the spotlight and legislation before the federal parliament, the Whitlam Institute has released this paper, which offers a bold and personal account of how universities have ‘fallen from grace.’

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