Student welfare

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A day in the life of a Malawian school girl
A day in the life of a Malawian school girl

A regular school day for a school girl in Malawi looks vastly different to what her peers experience in Australia, as Julia Gillard witnessed firsthand during a trip to south-east Africa.

Anti-bullying strategies and their impact
Anti-bullying strategies and their impact

New research explores how Australian schools are addressing issues of bullying and cyber bullying and the perceived effectiveness of the strategies used.

Infographic: Student health and wellbeing

The Australian Child Wellbeing Project surveyed 5400 students in Year 4, 6 and 8, asking them about their lives and wellbeing during this crucial period. Here are some of the findings.

Changing parent perceptions of classroom practice
Changing parent perceptions of classroom practice

The co-authors of an annual Australian study say involving parents more in the day-to-day learning of their children could help to change perceptions about teachers’ capabilities.

Infographic: Girls' confidence

A new survey suggests girls' confidence is sky high in primary school, but it nose-dives as they progress through secondary school and beyond.

The Research Files Episode 22: Positive relationships and classroom behaviour
The Research Files Episode 22: Positive relationships and classroom behaviour

A new study has found that positive teacher-student relationships at age 10 can significantly reduce problem classroom behaviours, and the effects last for up to four years. Teacher talks to lead author Dr Ingrid Obsuth.

School connectedness for students on the autism spectrum
School connectedness for students on the autism spectrum

Recent research suggests that school connectedness is every bit as important for students on the autism spectrum as for other students.

Adding value through school partnerships
Adding value through school partnerships

Forging community partnerships is one way that schools can access external resources and expertise to further support student programs, staff professional learning and parents.

Snapchatting in schools – how are school leaders managing issues of cyber bullying and sexting?
Snapchatting in schools – how are school leaders managing issues of cyber bullying and sexting?

Recognising the social impact of Snapchat, a team of researchers from the University of New England’s School of Education conducted a research project to find out more about the ways that the media is used by young people and its influence in schools.

Identifying the needs of students on the autism spectrum
Identifying the needs of students on the autism spectrum

Following a two-year study, researchers have built a profile of the educational support needs of students on the autism spectrum.