There’s always a range of big and small issues on the education agenda at any one time.
There are also surveys specifically seeking parent and sometimes student input.
Reviews, Surveys and Inquiries
Educational excellence review
Parents are being urged to contribute to a national review into school education. David Gonski AC, has been commissioned to examine evidence and make recommendations on how school funding should be used to improve school performance and student outcomes. The final report and recommendations will be provided to Government by March 2018.
Online submissions close on 2 November 2017 | Link
High school subject selection survey
The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) wants to hear from Year 12 students about how they selected their senior school subjects. They want to know if the choices were geared to getting into university or whether they were about balancing out a school-based apprenticeship or pursuing a particular vocational education and training certificate.
Students can complete the survey now | Link
Sun protection and sugary drinks research
Queensland parents of primary-age children are being asked to contribute to a QUT research project. The project is examining the factors that influence parent decisions around sun protection and sugar-sweetened drinks for their children and themselves. It’s an online anonymous survey with follow-up. Participants go into the running for one of two $50 Coles Myer shopping vouchers.
Survey is open until 30 October 2017| More information | Link
Federal parliamentary inquiry into regional, rural and remote education
This national review is examining the key challenges and barriers that impact on students’ learning outcomes, including transitions toward, and success regarding, further study, training and employment | Link
National Parent Engagement Network
The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) is leading a four-year parent engagement project with funding from the Australian Government.
As part of the project a virtual national network has been established of researchers, educators, parents, policy-makers, community organisations and other inviduals interested in parent engagement in children’s learning.
According to ARACY: “the overall goal of the Network is to drive better understanding of and promotion of parent engagement with the aim of embedding the concept and its practice in schools across Australia. Core functions of the Network are to share information, to promote parent engagement, to build partnerships, and to provide expert consultation to the Parent Engagement Project.”
Click here to join the national Parent Engagement Network.