Educational research

How the ARC could destroy our amazing education research

By Anna Sullivan

Australia has an impressive record when it comes to its education research. Our education research is third in

Race and class politics in competitive schooling

By Christina Ho

Australia’s traditional middle class is feeling anxious about its ability to pass on class status to their children. Competition has grown for jobs, housing, and places in desirable schools. Our research reveals transformations in Australia’s middle class which can be seen through the lens of education, and in particular, competitive relations in schooling markets. Neoliberal

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

How our messy research journey survived floods, fires and COVID19

By Wendy Taggart

See this presentation in real time today (December 2, 2021) in the Schools and Education Systems SIG at

We Found Education Schools Across The Nation Are Victims Of Targeted Cuts But More Threats Are Looming

By Jo-Anne Reid

At every university around the country, academics in schools and faculties of Education have been hit hard.  Hundreds, maybe thousands, have lost their jobs. Many of them are people we know. Yet it is not easy to identify the particular staff who have ‘disappeared’ from classes, courses and schools of Education among the seventeen and

These two teachers left tenured uni jobs to return to the classroom. You’ll never believe what happened next.

By Kimberley Pressick-Kilborn and Ange Fitzgerald

Kimberley and Ange shared their back-to-school story in January this year. So, what’s it been like?  How is

Giving up tenure: “I won’t pretend that I’m not a bit scared about this decision.”

By Kimberley Pressick-Kilborn and Ange Fitzgerald An introduction from Kimberley It is widely acknowledged that these are turbulent times in the Australian tertiary sector. Many universities are facing significant budget deficits in 2020 and into the near future largely as a result of international students being unable to return during the COVID-19 pandemic. For academics,

Researchers should try to keep researching during the pandemic. Here’s 5 tips to help you do it

By Andrew Martin and Keiko Bostwick

Educational researchers, like many other workers during this COVID-19 pandemic, will be working from home for the foreseeable

Power of emotions and gender in education and in the work of educational researchers

By Garth Stahl and Amanda Keddie

Emotions and gender identity play powerful roles in education. Every day, every child and every educator in every classroom

Data sharing and the challenges facing educational researchers

By Julie McLeod and Kate O’Connor and Nicole Davis

The way educational researchers share their research is changing. Across the world, interest is growing in encouraging researchers