Investing in innovative research

Media Release
  • Minister for Education

Australian students and families will benefit from world-leading research to improve education outcomes.

Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced the Morrison Government was providing $28.7 million for world-leading research projects, through the Australian Research Council.

The research projects include three targeted at improving education outcomes:

  • $346,097 to develop strategies to increase the number of teenagers who read for pleasure.
  • $399,000 to research how disadvantaged families access early childhood education which will lead to improvements in how services are delivered. This research will have a strong focus on Indigenous families.
  • $155,084 to develop and evaluate new ways to support the teaching of literacy to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

"Our Government believes that every Australian should have access to a world-class education," Mr Tehan said.

"We have secured the funding and reforms necessary to ensure all students can reach their potential and we are funding innovative research projects to further improve educational opportunities. The Morrison Government is providing record funding for child care, schools and universities. We are also delivering the Gonski reforms and improving the standards of teachers to ensure our investment in education delivers even better results.

"Literacy is an essential skill for a successful education and that is why we are investigating how to lift casual reading rates among teenagers and how to improve the teaching of literacy to children with autism spectrum disorder."

More details about all Linkage Projects announced today are available from the ARC website.

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