16 March 2018
In the 2017 Youth Survey conducted by Mission Australia, respondents were asked how troubled they are by a series of topics. Here are some of the results, which show a particular struggle with mental health.
14 March 2018
Parents in Australia say teacher quality is the most important factor when choosing a school for their child, and if their school had extra cash most would choose to spend it on more teachers or better pay for existing teachers, followed by more support staff.
13 March 2018
The importance of families having fun with one another has been highlighted in a new report which shows that family cohesion is a vital ingredient for early adolescents having a good life. Lead author Dr Petra Lietz joins Teacher to discuss the impact this has on student learning.
01 March 2018
Research from beyondblue shows that boosting children’s resilience can be done in an everyday way, through the routine activities and interactions that occur in children’s lives each day, and through more structured programs. Professor Andrew Martin takes a closer look at the latter approach.
16 February 2018
The latest instalment of Mission Australia's annual Youth Survey reveals mental health is now perceived to be the number one concern for young people aged 15 to 19. This infographic looks at the six issues chosen as most important by 2017 survey participants, and the trends since 2015.
02 February 2018
The OECD has collected data on student lateness from school systems in countries and economies around the world. Today’s infographic looks at some of the results.
01 February 2018
Has the new thing you’ve introduced to your school or classroom added value, or did you just throw out something good? This is a question posed by Dr Linda Bendikson from The University of Auckland in today’s video.
23 January 2018
It is not well understood by researchers precisely how oral vocabulary helps children learn to read new words. In today’s article Macquarie University’s Signy Wegener and Distinguished Professor Anne Castles discuss some exciting findings from their research that sheds light on this issue.
22 January 2018
A new research-based practice guide, released today by beyondblue, seeks to provide teachers, families and other professionals with everyday strategies to build resilience in young people and teach them to think positively.
19 January 2018
In recent research commissioned by Creative Content Australia, young people aged 12 to 17 were asked about internet piracy behaviours and attitudes. Here are the proportions of survey participants in three different age groups who downloaded or streamed pirated movies or TV shows while at school.