Embarking on university study after domestic violence: New research

By Kelly Lewer

There is a growing interest in researching the challenges and opportunities for women who choose to leave a violent relationship. University students, however, have largely been absent from the literature, especially women who embark on university study in the aftermath of domestic violence. My research is focused on the experiences of these women, addressing a

Surprising findings from new analysis of declining NAPLAN writing test results

By Damon Thomas

Despite the considerable annual investments of money and school resources to hold the NAPLAN tests, almost no research

It’s not just identifying quality evidence, it’s quality use of it that makes the difference

By Connie Cirkony, Lucas Walsh, Mark Rickinson, Joanne Gleeson and Mandy Salisbury

Medical experts around the world are channeling rapidly evolving, and sometimes contradictory, research evidence to inform politicians and the public on the best way forward during this pandemic. A high level of expertise is required to navigate this torrent of information, determine the most appropriate evidence, communicate it, and help work out ways to apply

Schools are unfairly targeting vulnerable children with their exclusionary policies

By Anna Sullivan, Neil Tippett, Bruce Johnson and Jamie Manolev

Australian schools are unfairly suspending and excluding students, particularly boys, Indigenous students, and students with a disability.  Our research is examining exclusionary policies and practices in Australian schools and the impact they have on vulnerable children. The findings suggest that these practices are discriminatory and harmful to the health, welfare and academic achievement of the

New help for regional students thinking of taking a gap year

By Alison Grove O'Grady, Samantha McMahon and Catherine (Kate) Smyth

Taking a gap year is a popular choice for school leavers, and may be even more so in the current pandemic climate. However, research tells us when regional students take a gap year they are much less likely to transition on to university than their metropolitan counterparts who take a gap year. We are not

Why women are under represented in teacher union leadership – and why this needs to change

By Mihajla Gavin, Meghan Stacey, Susan McGrath-Champ and Rachel Wilson

Amidst declining union influence, teacher unions have retained considerable power. However in Australia, while females overwhelmingly occupy the

TikTok teachers go viral in these #COVID-19 times

By Catherine Hartung, Natalie Hendry and Rosie Welch

TikTok is one of the world’s fastest growing apps, with an estimated two billion total downloads since its

Politicisation of teaching Chinese language in Australian classrooms today

By Michiko Weinmann, Rod Neilsen and Sophia Slavich

In a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asia-Pacific region is increasingly embroiled in an atmosphere of

Pandemic Collection: Reflections on inequities amplified by the COVID-19 global crisis

By Amy McKernan, Nicky Dulfer, Jessica Gerrard, Ligia (Licho) López López, Sophie Rudolph, Rhonda Di Biase, Bonita Cabiles and Michelle Cafini

The pieces in this collection are our reflections on the ongoing inequities in education that have been amplified

The importance of networks for career advancement in academia

By Troy Heffernan

From the first day I was employed in the university sector I got the impression I was working in a fairly corporatised and business-like environment. There were performance benchmarks, far more conversations about budgets than I expected, and it was clear that exceeding targets could result in a promotion. However, there was also something else.