Need reminding? Some of the best read blogs of 2021 and how you can help

Thank you to Mihajla Gavin and Meghan Stacey for kicking off the year on EduResearch Matters – on

Why we never want to be in Kansas

By Mihajla Gavin and Meghan Stacey

The year ahead for Australian schools: escalating workloads, industrial action and COVID-19: On New Years’ Eve in 2020, teachers around Australia looked forward to leaving behind a difficult year of lockdowns and remote teaching, and starting a new, and hopefully better year afresh. However, on New Years’ Eve in 2021, teachers seem to have found

The astonishing adventures of Angela and Kimberley: this is how it all ends*

By Kimberley Pressick-Kilborn and Angela Fitzgerald

Our two authors have told their stories of leaving university life to return to school over three blogs this year. You can read part one here and part two here. An introduction from Kimberley Let me take you for a moment into my Year 6 classroom. It’s the last morning of Term 4 and my

Why your doctorate can make you feel like you’re drowning

By Richard Stewart

This is not a cry for help. These aren’t my thoughts on the difficulties of managing money, time,

One provocative question: what on earth does evidence-based really mean?

By Paul Gardner

This post was written before Alan Tudge took leave from his position as the Minister for Education. But he’s not the only one to bang on about ‘evidence’ without really being clear what he means. There can be little argument in wanting university Schools of Education to impart to their students, knowledge premised on systematically-acquired

Do elite private boys’ school alumni have justice politics?

By Claire Charles

Featured Symposium at AARE 2021: Elite private boys’ schooling, feminism and gender justice: reimagining research in a post

How the spirit of lockdown leaders prevailed in the crisis

By Fiona Longmuir

This report is from the Educational Leadership SIG Symposium – Educational Leadership in crisis across Australia and New

Teachers deserve more than love and praise. They deserve a raise.

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

Our second post on the NSW Teachers’ strike It has been 10 years since NSW public sector teachers

The future of teachers’ pay: time to send a better price signal

By John Buchanan

Today we will feature two posts on the NSW Teachers’ strike. This is the first post. At the peak of their careers teachers earn less than electricians, physios, PR people and chiropractors and half that paid to lawyers and finance managers. What we pay people – especially those at the top of their game –

“How are the children?” One powerful question to ask in early childhood education

By Dimity Franks

A presentation from the Early Childhood SIG at #AARE2021 with Deborah Pino-Pasternak, Claire McLachlan and Dimity Franks. The Masai tribes of Africa use the traditional greeting “Kasserian Ingera,” which translates to “And how are the children?” This greeting demonstrates the emphasis Masai warriors place on the wellbeing of the children in their tribe. As early