The Sustainability of Effective Educational Initiatives (SEEI) research project is funded by the Australian Research Council. SEEI researchers and partners from schools and other educational organisations are investigating the factors that enable effective educational initiatives to sustain over the long term.

What makes educational initiatives sustainable?

Many good quality educational initiatives are implemented well with fidelity to program goals, and evaluated to have positive benefits. Despite this, there are concerning reports, nationally and internationally, about poor program sustainability once the start-up phases for such initiatives have passed.

The aim of this project is to understand more about how effective educational initiatives can be sustained over longer terms. The research team is collecting practical evidence from educational curriculum designers, school and early childhood education and care (ECEC) leaders, and health and community educators that can be synthesised to create new knowledge in order to improve practices for embedding long-term sustainability into the design, delivery, evaluation and maintenance of educational initiatives.

Contact us

If you are interested in partnering with SEEI or would like more information, please contact:

Associate Professor Helen Askell-Williams
Phone: 8201 5671