School of Education Research

WA school principals’ leadership and wellbeing enhanced

March 20th, 2017

Western Australian school principals have described the personal impact of a Mindful Leaders Program as “profound”, which could have positive outcomes on their interactions with staff, students and parents.

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Opinion: Educational disadvantage is a huge problem in Australia – we can’t just carry on the same

March 16th, 2017

Associate Professor Laura Perry from Murdoch University’s School of Education, tackles the issue of educational disadvantage in Australia in an opinion piece for The Conversation.

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Murdoch to focus science futures for women

December 19th, 2016

Murdoch is inspiring young women to study science.

Inspiring young women to keep up their studies in science will be a major focus for Murdoch University,hosting a series of events to help demonstrate the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

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Research reveals print text remain top shelf selection for Aussie teens

November 30th, 2016

News research finds teens prefer reading old fashioned print rather than digital devices.

The joint research from Deakin and Murdoch Universities has shown adolescents prefer old fashioned print when reading for pleasure.

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Opinion: Yes some Australian private schools are overfunded – here’s why

October 5th, 2016

Associate Professor Laura Perry

In a co-authored piece for The Conversation, Associate Professor Laura Perry from Murdoch’s School of Education, examines Education Minister Simon Birmingham's recent claim that some private schools are 'overfunded'.

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Opinion: Yes education funding has increased but not everyone benefits

September 16th, 2016

Associate Professor Laura Perry

Since the release of the Productivity Commission draft report, there has been an insistent claim that achievement has declined despite spending more. In a collaborative piece in The Conversation, Associate Professor Laura Perry discusses how this claim is misleading and overly simplistic.

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Research to reveal whether reading aloud is key to early literacy

August 24th, 2016

Study investigates the importance of reading aloud to children.

The importance of reading aloud to primary school aged children is the focus of a new study underway at Murdoch University.

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Study finds acclaimed arts organisation ‘underfunded’

August 23rd, 2016

Associate Professor Peter Wright

A three year study led by Murdoch University researchers into the work of participatory arts organisation BIG hART has highlighted that such groups are chronically underfunded.

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Opinion: Performance pay for teachers will create a culture of fear and isolation

May 25th, 2016

Dr Deborah Netolicky

In an article for The Conversation, education researcher Dr Deborah Netolicky discusses an education reform that would link teacher pay to performance.

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Study to investigate ways to children to keep reading for fun

November 17th, 2015

A major research study at Murdoch University will investigate the reasons why nearly 40 per cent of children stop reading for recreation and identify ways that parents and teachers can help.

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