A survey of 414 schools across four states has found most school leaders and teachers do not regularly draw on research-based evidence of the sort universities provide.
Expectations that academics raise funds themselves and aim to publish in certain 'quality' publications are shaping research and where it is published.
The 2021-22 budget includes funding for 15 hours per week of free preschool education for all children in the year before school. This is great, but we need more detail.
The budget splashed out extra money for almost every sector deemed important to economic recovery (or politically sensitive). But with universities in a state of financial crisis, they missed out.
Tuesday's budget shows a reversion back to the previous policy of keeping total higher education funding broadly stable.
Once seen as mainly as a source of international students, China has for a decade been strategically repositioning itself as a provider of international education.
If the government really wants to invest in early childhood education, it needs to back the workforce.
If teachers don't accept the challenge of proactively educating children about racist language, young people may not understand its hurtful impact. And they may take this ignorance into adulthood.
You might expect progressive policies in our universities, but a parental leave system of primary and secondary caregivers – the first 93% women, the second 96% men – perpetuates the gender gap.
Learning a language to speak adequately requires a minimum of around 870 hours. Some Australian states mandate around 1,000 hours through secondary school, but others require less than half that time.
International students have been admirably persistent in studying online for more than a year. But as other countries open their doors, Australia risks losing them if it fails to show they are wanted.
The federal government is right to focus on improving Australian universities' success rate in commercialising research, but can specific steps itself to help achieve this.
Improving initial teacher education is a long-term strategy. It won't achieve the education minister's goal of getting Australia to the top-performing nations in maths and literacy by 2030.
Australia's curriculum is being reviewed for the first time since 2014. The proposed changes include positive additions to acknowledge our many cultures. But there are some reductive changes, too.
By the age of five, most children can name at least ten letters. In our study, 58.6% of children living with disadvantage could not name the expected number of alphabet letters.
Nursing students are 90% female, often mature-age students who are still expected to carry most of the housework and childcare load while they study. Something has to give.
We're told jobs requiring science and maths skills are growing faster than others. But industry reports also highlight human skills will be more important in the age of automation.
Our current quarantine capacity would take six months to handle the return of 150,000 existing students, but 70,000 new students every six months would also be needed to halt the fall in enrolments.
In the second phase of the Growing Up Digital study, researchers surveyed nearly 2,500 parents, grandparents and caregivers about children's use of digital media and technologies.
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and the film Rear Window are great examples of how parents and teachers can use movies and books to start discussions with young people about consent.
To be effective, a video needs to be clear about its message and relatable. The government's milkshake video seemingly about consent failed on both counts. But these videos get it right.
Completing two degrees at the same time can increase graduates' rate of success in finding full-time work by up to 40%.
While skilled migration can help fill short-term gaps, Australia needs a more sustainable, long-term approach to skills matching and development to make the most of the people who are already here.
During 2020, we saw the traditional classroom all but disappear. We can expect education to face other types of disruption. In an uncertain future, teachers need more than classroom-readiness.
A gender-justice researcher reviewed the entire newly released government sexuality education resource for teachers. She found several significant problems.