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Hollingsworth, Hilary; Heard, Jonathan; Weldon, Paul R. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2019
Each year teachers and principals in schools across Australia invest much time and effort, and considerable expense, in activities related to communicating student learning progress. However little is known about the effectiveness of these activities, including the extent to which they are valued by stakeholders, whether they are considered to…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Academic Achievement, Program Descriptions, Data Collection
Timms, Michael; Moyle, Kathryn; Weldon, Paul R.; Mitchell, Pru – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2018
Australian STEM education seems caught in a whirlpool of problems that are contributing to one another. Student engagement and performance in STEM are declining, but we do not have the supply of qualified teachers we need to improve learning. The STEM curriculum is unbalanced and fragmented, leading to less interest among students. It is not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Educational Policy, Outcomes of Education
Weldon, Paul R. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2016
This report considers the extent to which Australian secondary school teachers are teaching subjects other than those in which they have specialised. It provides new data on the extent of out-of-field teaching overall and in a selection of subject areas, based on further analysis of the 2013 Staff in Australia's Schools (SiAS) survey. In addition,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Placement
Weldon, Paul R. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
This paper provides a brief overview of the current teacher workforce situation in Australia. It highlights workforce trends and projected growth, and areas where the collection and analysis of additional data may assist in the targeting of effective policy. Demand for teachers is on the rise. The population of primary students is set to increase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Supply and Demand, Labor Force, Trend Analysis