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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, 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, 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
Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2012
On 31 July 2012 the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth, Peter Garrett convened the "National Forum: How schools and parents can work together to address bullying" at Parliament House. The Forum brought together principals, parents groups, young people, as well as experts in education, child welfare, psychology and…
Descriptors: Youth, Child Welfare, Bullying, Foreign Countries
Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2009
The purview of the National VET (Vocational Education and Training) Equity Advisory Taskforce (NVEAT) encompasses a range of clients and issues across the full spectrum of the VET sector. NVEAT has undertaken a number of activities to gain a better understanding of the range of issues affecting all learners and particular disadvantaged groups of…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Course Content, Vocational Education, Advisory Committees
Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2009
Over 12 years ago, the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) first established the ANTA Disability Forum and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Training Advisory Council (ATSIPTAC) to provide much-needed focus on creating opportunities for people with disabilities and Indigenous people to successfully participate in…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Advisory Committees, Stakeholders, Organizational Theories
Shanahan, Patrick; Elliott, David – Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2009
The Australian Government established the Office for Youth (the Office) in September 2008 in an effort to engage with the young people of Australia. The Office will work with other government agencies to help young people reach their full potential; make effective transitions to adulthood as they continue to learn, start work, make decisions that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Agencies, Communication Strategies, Organizational Communication
Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2009
These guidelines for 2010-2013 relate specifically to the Partnership Brokers program. This program is part of the Australian Government's contribution to the Youth Attainment and Transitions National Partnership and will commence on 1 January 2010. These Guidelines set out the requirements for the provision of services by organisations contracted…
Descriptors: Business, Partnerships in Education, Privacy, Contracts
Muir, Kristy; Mullan, Killian; Powell, Abigail; Flaxman, Saul; Thompson, Denise; Griffiths, Megan – Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2009
This report presents a comprehensive picture of how young Australians are faring by bringing together data from a variety of sources and drawing on the comments of young people themselves. Overall the report presents a positive picture, showing how important young people are to this country and why it makes good economic and social sense for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Persons, Disabilities, Socioeconomic Status
Owen, Susanne; Kos, Julie; McKenzie, Phillip – Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2008
Workforce planning is essential to ensure sufficient numbers of well-qualified teachers and leaders to meet the emerging needs of schools in the 21st century. Given the current ageing workforce profile in Australia, there are concerns about teacher shortage, especially in some specialist subject areas, in rural and remote locations and in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Labor Force, Planning
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
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