Researchers at CIRES regularly publish their work in formats such as book chapters, journal articles, commissioned reports and conference papers.

Commissioned reports

2020 reports

  • Doecke, E. (2020). Young Entrepreneurs Program Pilot: Initial findings. Prepared for the Global Village.
  • CIRES. (2020, March). Fair Education in New South Wales. Final Evaluation Report. Prepared for the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation.
  • Lamb, S., Maire, Q., Doecke, E., Macklin, S., Noble, K. & Pilcher, S. (2020). Impact of learning from home on educational outcomes for disadvantaged children. Brief assessment. Prepared for the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE). Canberra: DESE.

2019 reports

  • CIRES. (2019). Evaluation of the Fair Education Program. Progress report . Prepared for the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation.

2018 reports

  • Wade, A. (2018, May). The potential for including household wealth in a measure of capacity to contribute. Prepared for the National School Resourcing Board. Canberra: DET.
  • Wade, A. (2018, April). The potential for including school income and wealth in a measure of capacity to contribute. Prepared for the National School Resourcing Board. Canberra: DET.
  • Nous Group & CIRES. (2018). Evaluation of the Student-Centred Funding Model. Prepared for the Western Australian Department of Education.
  • Lamb, S., Maire, Q. and Doecke, E. (2018). Future Frontiers Analytical Report. Key skills for the 21st century: An evidence-based review. Sydney: NSW Department of Education.

2017 reports & earlier

  • Wade, A. (2017, November). The Socio-Economic Status (SES) score methodology used in recurrent school funding arrangements – Research paper. Prepared for the Australian Department of Education and Training (DET). Canberra: DET.
  • Selwyn, N., Johnson, N., Nemorin, S. & Knight, E. (2016). Going online on behalf of others: an investigation of ‘proxy’ internet consumers, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, Sydney.
  • ISSR & CIRES (2016). Scoping the Widening Participation Longitudinal Study. Prepared for the Australian Department of Education and Training.
  • Huo, S. & Lamb, S. (2016). Effective strategies for improving student learning: Results from the Low SES NP evaluation. Research Report. (55 pages). Sydney: CESE.
  • CIRES & Mitchell Institute. (2015). A blueprint for initial teacher education and teacher workforce data. Melbourne: Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).
  • CIRES. (2015, November). NSW low SES school communities National Partnerships – Evaluation of school staffing, management and accountability initiatives. Final Report. (161 pages). Sydney: CESE.
 Science and Engineering Challenge

Research reports

  • Colvin, E. J. & Knight, E. B. (2021). Supporting Care Experienced Young People into Higher Education. Collier Fund 4 Report. Charles Sturt University.
  • Lamb, S., Huo, S., Walstab, A., Wade, A., Maire, Q., Doecke, E., Jackson, J., & Endekov, Z. (2020). Educational opportunity in Australia 2020: Who succeeds and who misses out. Centre for International Research on Education Systems, Victoria University, for the Mitchell Institute, Melbourne: Mitchell Institute.
  • Webb, S., Rawolle, S., Hodge, S., Bathmaker, A-M., Gale, T. and Knight, E. (2020) Vocational Institutions, Undergraduate Degrees. Dissemination Report, Monash University, Melbourne.
  • Webb, S., Rawolle, S., Hodge, S., Gale, T., Bathmaker, A-M., Knight, E. and Parker, S. (2019) Degrees of Difference, Examining the Scope, Provision and Equity Effects of Degrees in Vocational Institutions, ARC Discovery 170101885 Interim Project Report, Monash University, Melbourne.
  • Lamb, S., Maire, Q., Walstab, A., Newman, G., Doecke, E. & Davies, M. (2018). Improving participation and success in VET for disadvantaged learners. Adelaide: NCVER.
  • Lamb, S. & Huo, S. (2017). Counting the costs of lost opportunity in Australian education. Mitchell Institute report No. 02/2017. Melbourne: Mitchell Institute.
  • Lamb, S., Jackson, J., Walstab, A., & Huo, S. (2015). Educational opportunity in Australia 2015: Who succeeds and who misses out, Centre for International Research on Education Systems, Victoria University, for the Mitchell Institute, Melbourne: Mitchell Institute.

Books & book chapters

Books

  • Teese, R. (2015). For the Common Weal. The public high school in Victoria 1910-2010. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Book chapters

Journal articles

Journal articles are listed alphabetical by family name of the first author.

Working paper series

School selectivity & equity

  • Tham, M. (2021). School selectivity and socioeconomic and academic stratification in metropolitan Sydney and Melbourne. CIRES Working Paper 02/2021. Melbourne: Centre for International Research on Education Systems, Victoria University.
  • Tham, M. (2021). Selective schooling and equity: policy proposals for addressing socioeconomic and academic stratification in Australian schools. CIRES Working Paper 02/2021: Policy Brief. Melbourne: Centre for International Research on Education Systems, Victoria University.

Philanthropy & support for disadvantaged schools

  • Doecke, E., & Newman, G. (2021). What is the potential for philanthropy to address inequality within disadvantaged schools? Learning from an evaluation of the Fair Education program in New South Wales. CIRES Working Paper 01/2021. Melbourne: Centre for International Research on Education Systems, Victoria University.
  • Doecke, E., & Newman, G. (2021). What is the potential for philanthropy to address inequality within disadvantaged schools? Policy implications of an evaluation of the Fair Education program in New South Wales. CIRES Working Paper 01/2021: Policy Brief. Melbourne: Centre for International Research on Education Systems, Victoria University.

Technical & policy papers

  • Jackson, J., & Lamb, S. (2014). ISCY Working Paper: Creating winners and battlers: examining inequality between Melbourne schools. Melbourne: Victoria University, Centre for International Research on Educational Systems.
  • Lamb, S., Jackson, J., & Rumberger, R. (2015). ISCY Technical Paper: Measuring 21st century skills in ISCY. Technical Report. Melbourne: Victoria University, Centre for International Research on Educational Systems.
  • Noonan, P., Burke, G., Wade, A., & Pilcher, S. (2015). Expenditure on education and training in Australia: Update and analysis, Mitchell Institute Policy Paper 08/2015. Melbourne: Mitchell Institute.
  • Noonan, P., Burke, G., Wade, A. & Pilcher, S. (2014). Expenditure on education and training in Australia. Analysis and background paper. Mitchell Institute Analysis and background paper 01/2014. Melbourne: Mitchell Institute.