Policy & Research Submissions
CNPE’s reports and submissions align to our objectives and are key to how we, and other stakeholders, are shaping the education policy debate.
A fairer education system – where a young person’s background or school does not constrain their future life and work.
- Response from NLEO to the Discussion paper from the Review of the loading for low socio-economic status
- Federal Budget Submission 2014-15, Need to Succeed Alliance The Need to Succeed Alliance’s submission to the 2014-15 Federal Budget recommended that the Australian Government set aside the necessary funding to transition to a needs-based school funding model. CNPE is a founding member of the Need to Succeed Alliance.
- Submission to the Review of Indigenous Education in the Northern Territory, 2014 CNPE prepared this submission to the Review of Indigenous Education in the Northern Territory on behalf of the Foundation for Young Australians. The submission highlights the importance of having a long-term plan for educational reform and involving Indigenous young people in the consultation process.
- Submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Australian Education Bill, 2013 CNPE on behalf of FYA was invited to make a submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Australian Education Bill. CNPE recommended that the Bill contained definitions of excellence and equity in line with 21st Century learning principles, that the definition of an excellent education be broadened, and that students should be recognised as partners in educational improvement, amongst other recommendations.
- Keating J, ‘A new federalism in Australian education’ The late Professor Jack Keating wrote “A new federalism in Australian education” in 2009 for the Education Foundation (now part of the Foundation for Young Australians). In this paper, Keating addresses the trends that have created pockets of highly concentrated disadvantage in the Australian education system and proposes a strategy for structural reform.
A future focused education system – which prepares all young people for their future life and work, providing them with the skills, capabilities and knowledge to succeed.
- Submission to the NSW Dept of Education and Community’s Great Teaching, Inspired Learning Discussion Paper, 2012 CNPE’s submission to the NSW Department of Education and Communities’ discussion paper on teacher effectiveness and student learning. CNPE recommends the DEC aligns the education system around improved educational outcomes for all students in the 21st century and advises the development of a feedback culture within the teaching profession.
- Submission to the VIC Dept of Education and Early Childhood Development’s New Directions for School Leadership and the Teaching Profession, 2012 CNPE’s submission to the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s discussion paper on teacher and principal effectiveness. CNPE recommends the DEECD provides accountability for equity and 21st century learning, creates system alignment around professional collaboration and considers the involvement of student surveys in teacher evaluation.
Young people shaping education – at a classroom, school and system level, and are partners in learning
- Submission to the Review of the Australian Curriculum, 2014 CNPE prepared this submission to the Review of the Australian Curriculum on behalf of the Foundation for Young Australians. The submission encourages the Australian Government to engage with students in the curriculum review process and embed enterprise skills and their assessment into the curriculum.
- Final Senate Report Teaching and Learning The Senate Inquiry into Teaching and Learning was established to investigate the effectiveness of investment in Australian schools, covering classroom practices, administration, adequacy of teacher resources, teacher selection and retention amongst other topics. CNPE made a submission to this inquiry in Sydney with a number of participants from Student ShoutOut 2012, the first time students have given evidence to such an inquiry.
- Student ShoutOut: Perspectives on Education, Foundation for Young Australians 2013 In a submission to the Senate Inquiry into Teaching and Learning, CNPE presents the findings from 2012’s Student ShoutOut. CNPE analyses the views of the 4,436 students we engaged with, the research evidence and compares students’ perspectives to that of other education stakeholders.
- Alliance welcomes news on school funding (2 December, 2013)
- NGO leaders congratulate Premier Denis Napthine, urge others to step up (5 August, 2013)
- NGO leaders congratulate Premier Lara Giddings (10 July, 2013)
- NGO leaders congratulate Premier Jay Weatherill, ask others to show leadership (14 June, 2013)
- NGO leaders congratulate Premier Lara Giddings’ commitment to education (24 May, 2013)
- NGO leaders congratulate Premier Barry O’Farrell, now want others to step up (23 April, 2013)
- NGO leaders unite for disadvantaged students, calling on COAG to act (15 April, 2013)
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