Stanford University Press, January 2013
‘The aim is to investigate to what extent inequalities in educational attainment can be attributed to differences in academic performance between socio-economic groups, and to what extent they can be attributed to differences in the choices made by students from these groups. The contributors focus predominantly on inequalities related to parental class and parental education.’ From the publisher’s description. See also review in Education Review 7 February 2014.
Education - parent participation
Australian Business Deans Council, July 2014
This report was undertaken ‘to address key challenges in Australian management and management education…to reinstate the momentum established by the 1995 Karpin inquiry into leadership and management skills’. From the publisher’s description, linked to the full report online.
Australian Bureau of Statistics, July 2014
This report has integrated data from the Census of Population and Housing, with NAPLAN and Tasmanian government school enrolments. The purpose of this report is to ‘enhance the evidence base about the socioeconomic context of student achievement as well as the longitudinal outcomes of young people post schooling.’ The full report is available online.
School enrolment levels
Australian Institute of Family Studies, July 2014
This paper focuses on ‘children who bully at school, and specifically on the ways in which parenting and family functioning underpin a child’s bullying behaviour’. The aim is to promote health and provide suggestions for early intervention, to prevent criminal behaviour later in life. From the publisher’s description, linked to the full paper online.
Parent and child
Stenhouse Publishers, April 2014
This book aims to provide a model for reading instruction that begins with the student, in order to encourage their use and understanding of complex texts. It provides suggestions such as targeting teaching to student’s needs, noticing student thinking, creating problem-solvers, and preparing students to increase their thinking in complex texts. Adapted from distributor’s description.
Key Learning AreasEnglish
National Foundation for Educational Research, April 2014
Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) ‘can be used to evaluate an intervention but they are not always suitable’. This how-to guide aims to explain ‘in simple language what an RCT involves and what the benefits and limitations of running RCTs are’. From the publisher’s description, where the full guide can be purchased.
Teaching and learning