69% of Australian primary school children attend government schools, 19% attend Catholic primary schools and 12% attend independent primary schools.
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aims to understand more about attendance patterns in primary school and their impact on academic achievement, using data from LSAC and NAPLAN.
Reviews the research literature to identify the school-based factors that contribute to an effective learning environment.
Reviews evaluation studies on parental educational engagement in Australia and presents case studies on several programs.
Based on interviews with 94 parents this report investigates parents' knowledge of and attitudes towards Early Childhood Education
AIFS research undertaken to identify gaps in access to and participation in preschool programs by Australian children in the year before school
Commissioned by the International Literacy Year Secretariat
Getting a lot further: Some factors influencing decisions which ethnic families make about children's schooling and post-school futures
A report prepared for the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Multicultural and Migrant Education 1987
Human relations education in Australian schools: A review of policies and practices : Policy Background Paper (AIFS) No 6
The purpose of this review is to examine the status and nature of human relations education in primary and secondary schools throughout Australia.
This paper gives a brief overview of the changing relationship between school and family in Australia