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August 28, 2023
A new report published by The Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work reveals the economic payoff of fully funding public schools would be two to four times the annual cost.
The report says that funding public schools to 100 per cent of the Schooling Resource Standard (SRS) requires an additional $6.6 billion per year but would deliver long term economic and fiscal benefits of between $17.8 billion and $24.7 billion a year.
August 22, 2023
During 2022, the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) partnered with the Australian Learning Lecture (ALL) to engage, share, and learn from schools that are making significant changes in schooling to meet the needs of the future. These are case studies from that partnership.Read More
June 14, 2023
ACEL and ALL established a cooperative relationship to actively engage the ACEL community in discussion of the principles and ideas of the future school, with a focus on identifying a number of
Australian schools to lead the discussion and to share their learning. This paper by Sue Buckley, ACEL, highlights the successes of the partnership.
June 7, 2023
Currently, there are few signs that political agendas match either the aspirations of educators or the real needs of learners. A repeated lament from the educators with whom we have worked for the last ten years is that they want to engage in different approaches, but ‘the system’ will not let them.
This is the starting point from which an international enquiry was launched with a group of remarkable individuals who are distinguished ...
May 16, 2023
This paper outlines the case and vision for elevating health and wellbeing in Australian schools. We suggest shifting the core purpose of school from primarily focusing on academic intelligence to equally focusing on learning, wellbeing, and health for optimised whole child development. This change would enable schools to be multiopportunity communities designed to build a healthy foundation for lifelong success.Read More
Check out this publication from Creative Schools WA that brings together learnings from attempts to embed creativity in schools across the world with insights from the experiences of schools in Western Australia.Read More
April 27, 2023
Education is charged with serving as a catalyst for more equitable and inclusive societies. It is at the forefront of social and political
debate with constant reforms being proposed to improve outcomes – of all kinds. Governments under fiscal pressure and/or facing
under-performance frequently deploy one-stop solutions (e.g., markets) without detailed plans for how exactly improvements
will be achieved or at what ...
This aig report focuses on the learning and early career pathways of young Australians right now. It suggests that many young people are no doubt feeling battered and bruised by shocks of the past few years. It’s up to today’s policy and business leaders to ensure our education and training ecosystem provides them with the support, advice, tools and pathways they need to identify, develop and maximise their potential.Read More
This policy profile on education in Australia is part of the Education Policy Outlook series, which presents comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across OECD countries. Building on the OECD’s substantial comparative and sectoral policy knowledge base, the series offers a comparative outlook on education policy. This country policy profile is an update of the first policy profile of Australia and provides: analysis of the ...Read More
Australian schools have been through many changes over the years, but how much of this amounts to progress is open to question. No doubt there are schools that have made huge progress in how they provide good teaching and achieve results that often exceed expectations. Then there are schools that continue to struggle, often due to inadequate resources and personnel needed to design educational opportunities for the children they serve.Read More