Self harm by Australian high school students: latest research on who might do it and how to help

By Sarah Stanford

Walk into any high school and you can be confident that there are young people who self-harm. Research suggests that around one in ten teens will self-harm at least once. That equates to 2-3 students per classroom. So we know that self-harm is fairly common. What is self-harm? The most common form of self-harm in

Not good enough Minister. Open letter to Simon Birmingham condemning lack of action on flawed education website

By Linda Graham and Ilektra Spandagou

  We are academics who specialise in the field of Inclusive Education. We wrote an AARE Blog post earlier this year outlining our major concerns with the expensive Commonwealth Government website Leading learning 4 All. This is a significant government expenditure ($622,000) in an area of great need and we are deeply troubled about the

Critical educational reforms and dirty toilets: being honest about blockages and contradictions

By Michael Apple

Large numbers of educators, community activists, and social movements are rightly deeply involved in the struggles for a

Serious flaws in how PISA measured student behaviour and how Australian media reported the results

By Alan Reid

International student performance test results can spark media frenzy around the world. Results and rankings published by the

How we talk about teachers is changing. Does it matter?

By Nicole Mockler

The way teachers are talked about in the public space is important. It affects teacher morale and how people might interact with them both professionally and socially. It even affects the way new teachers perceive their career pathway unfolding, or not. As an educator working in teacher education I am especially interested in the way

Why Australia is falling behind in teaching keyboarding and handwriting

By Noella Mackenzie

When we write we want to produce a text that can be easily read by our intended audience.

Economic thinking is corrupting education in Australia

By Nick Kelly

There is a growing trend in education of proposing and enacting policy ideas that are based primarily upon

The strange world of medical school for working-class and Indigenous students: doing extreme social mobility

By Caragh Brosnan and Erica Southgate

What happens when becoming a doctor is a battle between staying true to yourself and fitting in to

Toddler risky play: how we got up the research project and what we found

By Linda Newman and Kate Higginbottom

It isn’t often you see the terms ‘teacher research’ and ‘toddler risky play’ in the one sentence. So