Contributors – The Centre for Independent Studies

Alison Rich


Featured Publication

  • Code of Silence: Public Reporting of School Performance 04 October 2000 | IA16
    Australians are being left in the dark when it comes to public school performance. The refusal of state governments to release any comparative school data means that the public and parents are powerless to combat bad schools and bad teachers.…...
    Australians are being left in the dark when it comes to public school performance. The refusal of state governments to release any comparative school data means that the public and parents are powerless to combat bad schools and bad teachers.…
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Media & Commentary

  • Staying in the Dark on School Performance 05 October 2000 | The Sydney Morning Herald
    There is a movement in Australian education for increased assessment and accountability. Assessment and reporting strategies are being developed in most States, and testing has been implemented to develop standards against which we can measure performance in literacy and numeracy.…
    There is a movement in Australian education for increased assessment and accountability. Assessment and reporting strategies are being developed in most States, and testing has been implemented to develop standards against which we can measure performance in literacy and numeracy.…
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  • Why Learning is a Hard Haul Without a Dad 15 July 2000 | The Age
    Research over the last few years has shown that, on average, children from sole parent families have significantly lower levels of school achievement than children from couple families. This lower achievement is reflected in early school dropout, lower grades, more…
    Research over the last few years has shown that, on average, children from sole parent families have significantly lower levels of school achievement than children from couple families. This lower achievement is reflected in early school dropout, lower grades, more…
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  • Beyond the Classroom: How Parents Influence Their Children's Education 15 March 2000
    In a society that demands a high level of education and skill for a successful and stable future, a decent education is becoming increasingly important. A child’s education is the shared responsibility of the school and the home. Outside the…
    In a society that demands a high level of education and skill for a successful and stable future, a decent education is becoming increasingly important. A child’s education is the shared responsibility of the school and the home. Outside the…
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Publications

  • Trailing the Class: Sole Parent Families and Educational Disadvantage 26 June 2000 | IA11
    The association between family structure and educational performance has been the focus of much research in recent years. It seems that a child’s education is often one of the casualties of family instability arising from divorce, separation and sole parenthood. The growing number of sole parent families, and an increasing…...
    The association between family structure and educational performance has been the focus of much research in recent years. It seems that a child’s education is often one of the casualties of family instability arising from divorce, separation and sole parenthood. The growing number of sole parent families, and an increasing…
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