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Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2016
A strong level of funding is important for Australia's school system. The Government has further committed to a new, simpler and fairer funding model that distributes this funding on the basis of need. However, while funding is important, evidence shows that what you do with that funding matters more. Despite significant funding growth in the past…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, School Administration
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2016
This document is the result of the Australian Minister for Education and Training's request to the Higher Education Standards Panel for advisement of options to improve the transparency of higher education student admission policies, while minimizing regulatory impact. The Minister intends to improve the accessibility and comparability of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Admission Criteria, Accountability, Advisory Committees
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2015
The challenge of funding a high quality higher education system, ensuring it has the capacity to help meet the increasing demand for high level skills in our economy and the aspirations of our students, has been an ongoing concern for successive Australian governments over many years. This paper reviews the findings and recommendations of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Funding Formulas
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2015
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2008) is a global effort to promote the equal and active participation of all people with disability. Australia ratified this convention, which means that it is committed to promoting, protecting, and ensuring that people with disability are given full equality under the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academic Standards, Individualized Instruction, Civil Rights Legislation
Munns, Geoff; Arthur, Leonie; Downes, Toni; Gregson, Robyn; Power, Anne; Sawyer, Wayne; Singh, Michael; Thistleton-Martin, Judith; Steele, Frances – Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training, 2012
The first appendix in this report is the complete version of the literature review from the research project "Motivation and Engagement of Boys: Evidence-based Teaching Practices." This project was carried out by the University of Western Sydney on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Evidence, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
Goodrum, Denis; Rennie, Leonie J. – Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training, 2007
In 2001, the Australian Government released a report, commissioned by the then Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs, entitled "The Status and Quality of Teaching and Learning of Science in Australian Schools" (Goodrum, Hackling, & Rennie, 2001). Its recommendations included actions to address raising community…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Supply and Demand, Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy
Rennie, Leonie J.; Goodrum, Denis – Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training, 2007
The purpose of this document is to provide background to the text and recommended actions of the Australian School Science Education National Action Plan, 2007-2012. The first part presents a synthesis of the national and international research used to identify gaps and overlaps amongst activities related to school science education in …
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Educational Research, Synthesis
Munns, Geoff; Arthur, Leonie; Downes, Toni; Gregson, Robyn; Power, Anne; Sawyer, Wayne; Singh, Michael; Thistleton-Martin, Judith; Steele, Frances – Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training, 2006
This report is the outcome of a research project carried out between December 2004 and June 2005 by the University of Western Sydney. The project was commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) as a quality teacher initiative under the Australian Government Quality Teacher Programme (AGQTP). The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
Meyer, Lois – Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training, 2005
Primary schools can play a significant preventative role in addressing drug-related harm in young people's lives. "One and All" is a programme aimed at assisting schools to plan and implement drug prevention in the middle primary years through developing students' social and emotional competence and nurturing their resilience. It is part…
Descriptors: Prevention, Personality Traits, Drug Education, Foreign Countries
Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training, 2004
Employability skills recognition and recording models that are practical, cross-sectoral and consistent with life-long learning have the potential to be useful to many within the community. Students will benefit as they transition through and from school to work or further education and training. People in employment will benefit as they…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Job Skills, Recognition (Achievement), Models
McMahon, Mary – Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training, 2004
This project on national standards and accreditation of career practitioners is set against a background of unprecedented interest by governments nationally and internationally in the provision of career guidance services. Currently more is known about the policy and delivery of career guidance than at any other time in history. There is growing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Career Guidance, Standards
Meyer, Lois – Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training, 2004
This document presents a revised set of principles for school drug education. The principles for drug education in schools comprise an evolving framework that has proved useful over a number of decades in guiding the development of effective drug education. The first edition of "Principles for Drug Education in Schools" (Ballard et al.…
Descriptors: Evidence, Drug Education, Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response)
McMahon, Mary – Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training, 2004
This paper represents the second of two papers written as part of the National Standards and Accreditation of Career Practitioners project. The first, a scoping paper titled Shaping a career development culture: Quality standards, quality practice, quality outcomes (McMahon, 2004), provided information for and guided discussion at the National…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Career Guidance, National Standards