ACARA, March 2015
Colmar Brunton was commissioned by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) to conduct research on the My School website. The report summarises the feedback given by parents, principals, partners and other stakeholders in the group discussions and individual interviews. From report, which is available online.
ACER, March 2015
'This paper provides a brief overview of the current teacher workforce situation in Australia. It highlights workforce trends and projected growth, and areas where the collection and analysis of additional data may assist in the targeting of effective policy.' From report abstract, linked to the full report online. Published as Policy Insights, Issue 2, 2015. See also article in EducationHQ 11 March 2015.
'The case studies in this booklet illustrate the creative ways in which Australian schools are responding to local needs by establishing and building partnerships with community organisations and businesses.... By accessing local expertise, these schools have been able to offer a broader and enriched range of learning experiences for their students.' From introduction, part of the full booklet online.
Subject HeadingsSchool partnerships
School and community
Lessons from a Flexible Learning Program: the Brotherhood of St Laurence Community VCAL Education Program for Young People 2010–2013
The Brotherhood of St Laurence’s ‘Community VCAL’ program caters for young people in the City of Frankston and its surrounds who have left mainstream schooling prematurely. The program delivers the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning in a non-school, community setting. Importantly, the program incorporates wellbeing and pathways support for a cohort that includes many young people who have experienced severe hardship. This report focuses on the program—now in its fifth year—and assesses a range of elements in its approach to countering disengagement from education in a region of Victoria with pockets of severe disadvantage. Adapted from Introduction, part of the full report online.
Subject HeadingsSocially disadvantaged
VET (Vocational Education and Training)
Harvard Family Research project, January 2013
'There is strong evidence that, when schools partner with families and community-based organizations, these partnerships for learning improve children’s development and school success. They provide a seamless web of supports designed to ensure positive learning experiences for children and youth. In this paper, we draw on the experiences of national organizations and a set of community schools that have built these learning partnerships, and examine seven key elements that we find to be essential in building them.' From publisher's description.
Subject HeadingsTeaching and learning
School and community
United States of America (USA)
Comparative Education Research Centre, March 2014
'Recent years have brought global expansion of private supplementary tutoring alongside regular school systems. This expansion has far-reaching implications for the nurturing of new generations, for social and economic development, and for the operation of school systems.... this book examines possible government responses to the expansion of private supplementary tutoring. In general, the book suggests, the sector should be given more attention. The work shows wide diversity in the regulations introduced by governments in the Asian region. It notes not only that these governments can learn much from each other, but also that policy makers in other parts of the world can usefully look at patterns in Asia.' From publisher's description. The book is number 10 in the CERC Monograph Series.