Teach for Australia Pathway: Evaluation Report
‘This report is the final of three reports of the evaluation of the Teach for Australia (TFA) Pathway, a pilot of an alternative approach to teacher education in Australia. The evaluation was undertaken by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) over the period 2010 to 2012.’ From the publisher’s description page. The full report is available online.
Equity and Education: Exploring New Directions for Equity in Australian Education
Australian College of Educators (ACE), March 2013
'This new publication from ACE aims to make a contribution to the ongoing considerations about how Australian education can achieve more equitable learning outcomes for all students.' From publisher's description.
The Improving School Enrolment and Attendance Through Welfare Reform Measure
Australian National Audit Office, June 2014
This audit was carried out to assess the effectiveness of the welfare reform measure put in place to improve school enrolment and attendance. The full audit is available online.
School enrolment levels
Teachers’ Use of Research Evidence: A Case Study of United Learning Schools
National Foundation for Educational Research, July 2014
‘There is a widespread belief that significant improvements in educational outcomes could be made if teachers engage with the best evidence of ‘what works’ and develop their practice accordingly.’ This report aims to ‘gain a clearer picture of what current ‘evidence-informed practice’ (EIP) looks like, the perceived benefits of engagement, and how to develop a culture of EIP’. From the publisher’s description, linked to the full report online.
Subject HeadingsEducation research
Overcoming Disadvantage in Education
Routledge, August 2013
This book aims to: identify the potential causes of underachievement that are either fixed or modifiable; demonstrate where possible solutions to underachievement and poverty lie; and provide new, official and review evidence to support these theories. Further details can be found on the publisher’s description page. See also review in the Cambridge Journal of Education 24 April 2014.
School and community
The Unconnected: Social Justice, Participation, and Engagement in the Information Society
Peter Lang, August 2013
This book aims to examine the digital divide and the people who are considered “unconnected” in today’s information society. It discusses access and ability issues related to ‘race, disability, class, geography, and socio-economic status’, and ‘religion, language, philosophy, culture, or simply disinterest’ in the digital world. From the publisher’s description. See also review in Education Review 23 April 2014.
Subject HeadingsInformation and Communications Technology (ICT)