Education policy

What we must do now to rescue Australian schools

By Scott Eacott

We expect education to be a catalyst for more equitable and inclusive societies yet too often governments and systems deploy one-stop solutions without detailed plans for how exactly improvements will be achieved or at what costs. The Building Education Systems for Equity and Inclusion report comes from an Academy of Social Sciences of Australia workshop

Why is there so much talk about teachers right now? Because we are afraid of them

By Meghan Stacey, Mihajla Gavin, Jessica Gerrard, Anna Hogan and Jessica Holloway

The federal minister for education Jason Clare convened a roundtable to solve the teacher shortage on the eve of the new government’s Job Summit. Items on the agenda? It wasn’t hard to go past working conditions, status, and a growing, chronic teacher shortage as the impetus for history-making industrial action and considerable media coverage. Concerns about

If only we really wanted to solve the problems

By Jim Watterston

Each day this week, EduResearch Matters will publish the views of educational leaders on the state of education

How to support our proud and essential profession

By Susan Ledger

Each day this week, EduResearch Matters will publish the views of educational leaders on the state of education

The One Teacher Test Which Won’t Make A Difference

By Melissa Barnes

Improving teacher quality has been central to recent education reform initiatives around the world. However, what counts as

The White Paper: old, tired and lacking evidence

By Debra Hayes

In the months before the pandemic gripped the world, the NSW Productivity Commission released a presciently titled discussion paper, Kickstarting the Productivity Conversation. Its recently released followup White Paper sets out its plan for rebooting the economy.  Lifting school results is part of the plan. The Commission acknowledges  the ‘pandemic has shown how quickly schools,

Q:Which major party will fully fund public schools? A:None. Here’s what’s happening

By Deb Hayes

You would be forgiven for thinking that policy related to schooling is not a major issue in Australia.

Put professional judgement of teachers first or we’ll never get the systemic education improvements we all want. Let’s talk about it

By James Ladwig

In this blog I’d like to bring together three different lines of educational analysis to show how our

Time’s up. Australia needs to ditch its bad education policies

By Deb Hayes

What kind of schooling system do we want for our kids in Australia? I ask because In England, after almost thirty years of high stakes testing, the Chief Inspector of Schools, Amanda Spielman, is talking about a decline in England’s quality of education and blaming “an endemic pattern of prioritising data and performance results, ahead