Privileging the randomised controlled trial in education suggests a preoccupation with scientific measurement over research that privileges participants’ voices, especially in a feminised profession.
In a survey of 1,725 Australian teachers, 86% said they “did not have adequate time to engage with research” and struggled to “keep up with new research”.
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.
Our study of students in middle schools across China found low-achieving 12-13 year old students significantly bring down the academic achievement of the rest of their class.
No-one wants our children to be used as research guinea pigs. High standards of ethical oversight are needed to ensure no child is exposed to possible harm.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, signs a bill that creates a new voucher program for thousands of students to attend private schools using taxpayer dollars.
Research over the past few years has shown vouchers for private schools set back student learning. So why are advocates still pushing so hard to expand them?
It’s important to keep teachers passionate about what they’re teaching.
In our research, we offer teachers the chance to hone their skills in their teaching discipline, such as art. Those part of the program say it makes them better teachers, and more likely to stay.
Positive education pairs traditional schooling with positive psychology interventions to improve wellbeing.
Positive education pairs the traditional focus of schools on academic achievement with positive psychology interventions to support student wellbeing.
To enhance the opportunities for children, we need to ensure we have vibrant and valued rural communities with a strong social and economic future.
A government review of regional, rural and remote education tells us we need to recognise the uniqueness of and understand successes in these communities to improve outcomes for these students.
Demonstrators in front of the White House protest inaction on gun control.
A recent cut to federal funding for school safety research could hurt efforts to make schools more secure, a scholar warns.
Despite the Federal Government’s teacher education reforms and the push for evidence-based teaching, less than 2% of ARC research funding is directed to educational research.
Education research is inherently political, and can never be objective and value-free.
Labor’s pledge injects much-needed funds into education research, but it problematically evokes a biomedical model of research and teaching practice.
Research shows play-based programs for young children can provide a strong basis for later success at school.
Research shows play-based learning programs enhance children’s learning outcomes and teaches them skills relevant to the 21st century, such as problem-solving and creativity.
For Australian school kids to get the most benefit out of school funding reforms, the Commonwealth government must take a hands-off approach.
The shift in the education debate from “how much” to “how best” is a welcome change, but for students to feel the full benefit the federal government must resist intervening.
Both men and women are capable of being excellent teachers, and we want both in our schools.
Despite the need for both male and female teachers, male primary school teachers could be extinct by 2067.
Education policy can’t get off the ground because of a lack of good data.
Education policy in Australia is being held back by a lack of data.
A body of evidence has debunked the concept of ‘learning styles’, but some teachers still cling to it.
Anyone going to mention RCTs today?
A new survey has found MPs are largely in favour of randomised controlled trials, even if they don’t understand why.
Unequal education shouldn’t be here to stay.
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Business as usual in education is not going to heal the widening divisions between the privileged and disadvantaged.
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Educational strategies and new interventions are being evaluated like never before as emphasis is increasingly put on finding out “what works” in teaching. Many of these studies are randomised controlled…