Education reform

Report

28 Feb 2019
277

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.

Report

4 Jul 2018
303

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...

Discussion paper

7 Dec 2017
182

This discussion paper seeks stakeholder views on reform options to address issues relating to unduly short courses in vocational education and training.

Report

30 Jun 2017
24

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.

Article

24 Sep 2015
276

This article emphasises why establishing a culture of evidence informed practice is critical in reversing the national decline in educational outcomes. This creates important benefits for schools in areas with low socioeconomic status. It argues that supporting school leaders to engage with evidence is a...

Report

16 Aug 2015
232

The most efficient way to run, fund and regulate primary and secondary schools in Australia is for the State and Territory Governments to have sole responsibility.

Background

Australian federalism has evolved significantly since Federation in 1901. There is now extensive, contested concurrency...

Journal article

28 Jun 2015
323

AER 60 takes the 2011 Gonski Review of Funding for Schooling as a vantage point, from which to consider the national funding of schools in Australia, past and future.

Abstract

Section 1 outlines the educational values and perspectives that have underpinned school funding...

Discussion paper

Submission

27 Feb 2015
28

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...

Reports

3 Nov 2014
153

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...

Article

11 Sep 2014
256

Based on the 2014 SVA Oration, Michael Traill explores innovative ways to build an efficient capital market for social purpose – one smart and sustainable enough to solve today’s entrenched social problems.

Despite massive investment in the social sector, Australia has not made much...

Report

30 May 2014
397

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....

Commentary

Article

3 Apr 2014
336

Improving school education in Australia has been a topic of public discussion for some time. In the period 1982-2012 there was roughly one state or national inquiry every year into the teaching profession in Australia.[1] These discussion continue today. In New South Wales requirements (to...

Evaluation

30 Mar 2014
239

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

28 Feb 2014
30

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership held an Induction Round Table on the 21st of February 2014. At the event, three groups of researchers presented findings from studies related to teacher induction in schools. In the first presentation, the lessons from the Teachers...

Literature review

30 Nov 2013
39

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...

Audio interview

26 Nov 2013
89

Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne's promise to overhaul Gonski has become a lightning rod for conflict between the Abbott Government and the States. But his critics argue that clawing back the Gonski reforms would see the return of the deep inequities of the SES scheme...

Literature review

30 Jun 2013
24

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

30 Jun 2013
245

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

18 Mar 2013
274

This report reviews research into assessment, especially in schools, analyses the pivotal role of assessment in learning and argues for its reconceptualisation by practitioners and policy makers to better support learning.

Section 1 outlines some current pressures for assessment reform, introduces the concept of...

Journal article

26 Jan 2012
25

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...

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