Social Justice


The Social Justice SIG aims to facilitate communication between researchers and practitioners interested in the provision of schooling and post-compulsory educational opportunities that are accessible and of benefit to all students, especially those from low income, bilingual, Indigenous and other marginalised backgrounds.

Since educational outcomes in Australia are strongly correlated with the socio-economic and cultural backgrounds of students, this SIG supports research aimed at reducing this gap through sustained empirical and theoretical inquiring into policy and practice. 

Research interests:

  • Equity in education
  • Indigenous education
  • Gender equity
  • Multicultural education
  • Social Policy
  • School improvement

Activities include:

  • Annual meeting of SIG members at the annual AARE conference
  • National forum to be convened between conferences
  • Conference strand
  • Connecting SIG members with relevant conferences and other opportunities to meet SIG members between conferences