Education

AIFS research into education includes access to early childhood education, “readiness” for school and parental involvement in education.

Publications about Education

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Research summary— Oct 2017

This research summary explores the factors affecting the settlement success of humanitarian migrants.

BLNA— Oct 2017

This research summary explores the factors affecting the settlement success of humanitarian migrants.

Parents' choice of primary school
LSAC ASR 2015 chapter— Sep 2016

69% of Australian primary school children attend government schools, 19% attend Catholic primary schools and 12% attend independent primary schools.

Child care and early childhood education in Australia
Research summary— May 2015

What types of childcare are Australian parents choosing for their children?

Commissioned report— Oct 2014

aims to understand more about attendance patterns in primary school and their impact on academic achievement, using data from LSAC and NAPLAN.

Family Matters— October 2014
This article provides a brief overview of the ATP, and highlights some key findings that have emerged over the past three decades
Positive learning environments for Indigenous children and young people
Closing the Gap— Jul 2014

Reviews the research literature to identify the school-based factors that contribute to an effective learning environment.

Engaging Indigenous parents in their children's education
Closing the Gap— Jul 2014

Reviews evaluation studies on parental educational engagement in Australia and presents case studies on several programs.

Access to early childhood education in Australia: Insights from a qualitative study.
Research Report— Jun 2014

Based on interviews with 94 parents this report investigates parents' knowledge of and attitudes towards Early Childhood Education

Family Matters— July 2013

CFCA— Jul 2013

This paper looks at the risk factors associated with young people exiting the education system prematurely, particularly in a family context

Access to early childhood education in Australia
Research Report— Apr 2013

AIFS research undertaken to identify gaps in access to and participation in preschool programs by Australian children in the year before school

Family Matters— December 2012
Family Matters— December 2012
Family Matters— September 2012

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