Which national publication is responsible for (almost) all Australian children wearing school uniform?

By Heather Weaver and Helen Proctor

Recently unisex uniforms have taken centre stage in the annual school uniform debate in Australia. Our research has led us through just about every argument you could have over school uniforms, but venture out into any suburb or town and you can see that the debate over whether we should have them or not in

New research shows what makes a difference in teaching literacy and why ‘evidence-based’ is not enough

By Debra Hayes

Public discourse about schooling generally assumes that it’s in crisis. The script goes something like this: There’s a problem and it’s big – really big! Test results show us Australia is going downhill and teachers need to be accountable. There are ‘evidence-based’ solutions but teachers are not using them. If they did, literacy standards would

Labor proposes a new $280m Evidence Institute for Schools, but where is the evidence we need it?

By Emma Rowe and Trevor Gale

The Australian Labor Party recently announced it would invest $280 million to fund a new educational research institute

Seven things teachers agree on about teaching reading in Australia. Stop all the political haranguing over phonics

By Robyn Ewing

There is widespread agreement among educators and school communities about the importance of teaching phonics and other code-based literacy practices in early years classrooms. Why, however, is phonics instruction, one of the processes teachers use in helping children learn to read, so foregrounded by government policymakers and bureaucrats in Australia these days?  Why is one

PISA-shock: how we are sold the idea our PISA rankings are shocking and the damage it is doing to schooling in Australia

By Aspa Baroutsis and Bob Lingard

When the first PISA results were released in 2001, there was a reaction in Germany that is now

Building creative futures from the powerful stories and voice of First Nations peoples

By Susan Davis

Australia Day this year was marked by thousands of people marching against holding our national celebration on 26th January.

Creative industries are essential for our future economy. What are they? How our roadshow helps schools open CI futures for their students

By Kathryn Grushka

The Creative Industries were included as a Strategy for 21st Century Australia by the Australian Government back in

Boarding school for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can have very damaging effects: new evidence-based research

By John Guenther and Bill Fogarty

For many Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students living in remote communities across Australia, ‘choice’ in secondary education

Transforming education through technology: Vision vs Reality

By Amber McLeod and Ibrahim Latheef

Government advisors emphasise the importance of digital technology’s “transformative potential” for learning; top private schools splash advertisements of