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Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2019
This Review draws on a substantial stakeholder consultation report and the outcome of other reviews and evaluations relating to the role and functions of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), specifically the Review of the Australian Curriculum that was published on 12 October 2014, the Review of "My…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Governance
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2018
Recognising excellence in education as a national priority, the Australian Government established the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools (the Review) in July 2017. Supported by an independent panel of experts drawn from different states, school systems and sector, the Review Panel examined ways that Australia could…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Student Development
Evans-Whipp, Tracy; Mundy, Lisa; Miller, Eliza; Canterford, Louise; Patton, George – Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2018
In Australia and many other countries, the provision of the healthiest possible start in life for all children has been a priority for government. Evidence to support the importance of the early years for future development has accumulated over the past two decades [1]. Patterns of childhood development predict health, wellbeing, learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Child Development, Social Development
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2017
In September 2016, following the release of 2015 student data by the Department of Education and Training (the department), media reports suggested that high attrition rates are symptomatic of poor admission standards; the lower a student's Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) the greater the risk of non-completion; and as a result of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attrition, Higher Education, College Students
Evans-Whipp, Tracy; Mundy, Lisa; Canterford, Louise; Patton, George – Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2017
There is a growing consensus amongst policy makers, education professionals, researchers, and the public that a modern education system should develop a 'whole child' providing a balanced set of cognitive, social and emotional skills to face the challenges of an increasingly uncertain and volatile world. Social and emotional development are…
Descriptors: Well Being, Social Development, Emotional Development, Middle School Students
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, 2016
The Government welcomes the Higher Education Standards Panel's report on how the admissions policies and processes of higher education providers can be made clearer, easier to access and more useful, to inform the choices and decisions of prospective students and their families. The Panel's recommendations provide a comprehensive and well thought…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Admission, Admission Criteria, College Applicants
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2016
Quality outcomes from vocational education and training (VET) are fundamental to ensuring a skilled workforce and supporting a productive economy. In a competency-based training system, assessment is the gatekeeper for quality. Audits undertaken by the Australian Skills and Quality Authority (ASQA) have identified concerns with compliance against…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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
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