DISADVANTAGE IN AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS: WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? Monthly Lunch Report

Monthly Lunch: March 15th 2017 The speaker at the March lunch was Dr Sue Thomson, Director Educational Monitoring & Research at ACER. She presented two new reports analysing reasons for Australia’s poor performance in international literacy and numeracy tests. PISA scores showed a decline in overall performance at the age of 15 in science, maths […]

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VET in Crisis: Post Report

SEMINAR: 2nd March 2017 A packed lecture theatre heard LH Martin Institute Professor Leesa Wheelahan explain with grim clarity why Australia’s vocational education system is failing students, industry and the community. In a seminar facilitated by John Cain Foundation Director Maxine McKew, Professor Wheelahan documented in detail the mismatch between stated objectives of governments and […]

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Videos: Celebrating Gough Whitlam event

Videos of the Celebrating Gough Whitlam event, organised by the John Cain Foundation, at the Wheeler Centre on December 7th

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