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Australian Council for Educational Research, 2021
The Australian Council for Educational Research's submission to the Australian Government Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training's Public Enquiry into Adult literacy and its importance highlights the importance of these skills to Australia's well-being and economy, and calls on the government to continue participation in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Educational Benefits, Adult Education
Rothman, Sheldon – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2008
The data for this "Briefing" are from the 1995 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY). The findings reported here are from three recent LSAY research reports, which are listed at the end of this "Briefing". The cohort comprises young people who were in Year 9 at school in 1995. Data in this…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Apprenticeships, Young Adults, Vocational Education
Hillman, Kylie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2008
This "Briefing" presents information about the initial tertiary education experiences, such as satisfaction with aspects of student life and changes to initial enrolments, of two groups of young people, based on two recent Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) research reports. One study focused on the first year experiences of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Student Attitudes, Educational Research, Adult Education
Matters, Gabrielle – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2006
This review paper identifies and captures the major themes from the ACER 2005 Research Conference, distilling ideas and information from the conference papers and also from conversations that took place during the conference. The paper also looks at what are claimed to be effective ways of using data to improve student learning in schools. How…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Conference Papers, Educational Research, Conferences (Gatherings)
Hillman, Kylie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
This report focuses on a group of young people who are not involved in full-time education or the labour force, that is, they are not studying full-time, nor are they working or looking for work. The data used in this report are drawn from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), which studies the progress of cohorts of young…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Profiles
Ingvarson, Lawrence; Kleinhenz, Elizabeth – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2003
This paper aims to provide a critical review and comparison of the following sets of standards of practice for teachers: (1) The Victorian Interim Teacher Class Standards (ITCS), especially Interim Teacher Class Standards for Beginning Teachers; (2) Professional Standards for Teachers; (3) The National Competencies for Beginning Teaching; (4) The…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), National Standards, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
Ingvarson, Lawrence – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2003
This paper falls into two main sections: (1) an overview of contemporary research on effective professional learning for practicing educators; and (2) recommendations for action to promote effective learning for practicing educators. Three central questions guide the paper: (1) When does professional learning lead to improved learning outcomes for…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Assessment
Ingvarson, Lawrence – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2002
This paper was prepared for the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment and Training Taskforce on Teacher Quality & Educational Leadership. It covers the following broad areas: (1) How can a national definition of "Good Teaching" be developed, and what should it include?; (2) What should a "National Standards…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Effectiveness, National Standards, Instructional Leadership
Ingvarson, Lawrence – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2002
Educational policy makers in many countries recognize the need to focus their policies more directly on factors affecting the quality of teachers. Common to these policies are attempts to reform teachers' pay systems and career paths to place greater value on teachers' work and give stronger incentives for professional development. Investing in…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), National Standards, Educational Change, Foreign Countries