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This section contains articles on early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling. As with a number of other sections, it contains some articles on Federal Government priorities that have an impact on the State's education system.

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Six propositions for Gonski 2.0

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Dean Ashenden, writes in Inside Story (9.11.17) about his submission to the second f... More »

‘Identity politics’ have not taken over university history courses

Paul Sendziuk and Martin Crotty write in The Conversation (20.10.17) that the most popular history courses taught in Australian universiti... More »

There is no apprenticeships ‘crisis’ in Australia

Peter Noonan and Sarah Pilcher write in The Conversation (1.9.17) about their Mitchell Institute research, which claims that the so-c... More »

The UK is rethinking university degrees and Australia should too

Stephen Parker, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canberra, writes in The Conversation (30.8.17) about so-called 'degree ap... More »

Religious classes in schools must adapt to fit a changing Australia

Renae Barker writes in The Conversation (21.8.17) that religious education offered in Australian state schools has variations in the ... More »

Artificial intelligence holds great potential for both students and teachers – but only if used wisely

Simon Knight and Simon Buckingham Shum write in The Conversation (24.7.17) that policy makers and education experts should consider h... More »

“Strengthening School – Industry STEM Skills Partnerships”: A critique

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, Geoff Edwards, provides a review of the recently released Strengthening School – Industry STEM Skil... More »

New research shows there is still a long way to go in providing equality in education

Rebecca Cassells and colleagues writes in The Conversation (28.6.17) that the gap between the most and least advantaged areas in Australia... More »

The passage of Gonski 2.0 is a victory for children over politics

The Grattan Institute's Peter Goss and Julie Sonnemann write in The Conversation (23.6.17) about the federal government's success in passi... More »

Australia is still lagging on some aspects of early childhood education

Kate Torii and colleagues write in The Conversation (23.6.17) that the latest OECD report on early learning education and care gives ... More »

Autonomy and strong female leadership key to success of Indigenous owned Murri School

Tess Ryan writes in The Conversation (15.6.17) about how, for the past 30 years, an Indigenous-owned and -controlled school in Brisbane&nb... More »

Not sensible, logical or needs-based: a tale of three Gonskis

Jane Caro comments in The Guardian (19.6.17) on the latest iteration of the federal government's school funding model, asking how Gonski 2... More »

Confused about changes to school funding? Here’s what you need to know

Misty Adoniou writes in The Conversation (30.5.17) about the Turnbull government's revived enthusiasm for the Gonski school funding model,... More »

Gonski is dead. Long live Gonski?

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Dean Ashenden, writes in Inside Story (4.5.17) that a successful Gonski version 2 is essential... More »

Turnbull announces schools funding and a new Gonski review

Michelle Grattan writes in The Conversation (2.5.17) about the federal government's surprising about-face on supporting long-term, equitab... More »

Charter schools and vouchers not a solution for Australian schooling

Stewart Riddle writes in The Conversation (2.5.17) that there is no evidence to suggest that schooling vouchers are simpler, fairer a... More »

Coalition attacks university funding as multimillion-dollar cuts expected in budget

Gareth Hutchens reports in The Guardian (1.5.17) that the Turnbull government’s upcoming budget is expected to significantly increas... More »

Re-theorising and re-imagining higher education: a review essay of Simon Marginson’s 'Higher Education and the Common Good'

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Dr John McCollow, has written a comprehensive review essay of Professor Simon Marginson's recently published... More »

Should university funding be tied to student performance?

Andrew Harvey writes in The Conversation (3.4.17) that, with signs of performance-based university funding already emerging in Australia, ... More »

What languages should children be learning to get ahead?

Warren Midgley writes in The Conversation (24.3.17) that there is usually a historical reason why schools teach certain languages. Bu... More »

Have your say on the future of VET in Queensland

The Queensland Department of Education and Training has released a consultation draft of its vocational education agenda, 'Advancing Skills for the... More »

Universities must stand up for facts and the truth – ‘if we don’t, who will?’

Chair of Universities Australia, Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor Barney Glover, writes in The Conversation (1.3.17) th... More »

In praise of credentialism

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, writes in Inside Story (27.2.17) about how critics of extended formal education misundersta... More »

Gonski funding model under imminent threat from Turnbull Government, Education Union warns

The ABC's Natasha Robinson reports (1.3.17) on the Australian Education Union's campaign to highlight federal government inaction on deliverin... More »

Ken Boston's keynote address: 'Gonski Review - Vision or Hallucination?'

Below you can access the text of Dr Ken Boston's keynote address to the TJRyan Foundation's 3rd anniversary event, held at QUT's Gardens Point camp... More »


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