Despite a nearly 50% increase in the proportion of 25-to-34-year olds with a degree since 2008, the percentage of university students from under-represented equity groups has hardly changed.
There are three pathways through which parental smoking has an effect on children’s academic, social and emotional skills. They include health effects of second-hand smoke, and family income.
Selective schools are known for producing some of the highest final-year academic results. But it’s unclear whether students would get the same outcomes anyway, regardless of school.
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.
A significant break in the school year could have a devastating impact on the motivation and learning of vulnerable students.
School closures under coronavirus have raised significant risks for vulnerable students who face maltreatment and exposure to violence. Here are five priorities to address when reopening schools.
More students from poorer families study vocational education and training subjects than students from advantaged backgrounds.
Some subjects are more likely to get you into university. But more advantaged students access these subjects. This means we have an unequal system.
Some people are more employable than others.
Graduate employment outcomes will determine 40% of the $80 million extra government funding for universities. This is a problem for three reasons.