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Scoular, Claire; Teo, Ian – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2021
This report describes an online course developed to support education systems to build an aligned and sustainable approach to integration of 21st Century Skills (21CS). 21CS are those skills that are considered particularly important to succeed in today's knowledge-based society in which innovation and technology are predominant. Prominent…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, 21st Century Skills, Capacity Building, Needs Assessment
Tarricone, Pina; Mestan, Kemran; Teo, Ian – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerabilities and inequalities of national education systems and hindered the education of millions of children globally. In response, the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Centre, which is a long-term, strategic partnership between the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and the…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Emergency Programs, COVID-19, Pandemics
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2020
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world's leading educational research centres. Since it was established in 1930, ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policymakers and professional practitioners. Throughout 2018-19, ACER continued to expand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Achievement Tests
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2020
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world's leading educational research centres. Since it was established in 1930, ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policymakers and professional practitioners. Each year, ACER is involved in a large number of research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2018
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world's leading educational research centres. ACER's mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the life span. This annual report describes ACER's milestones and accomplishments for the 2016-2017…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Annual Reports, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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
Hillman, Kylie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
Surveys like the recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) enable educators, policy makers and the wider community to compare Australian students with each other, as well as their counterparts across the world. An essential part of a positive school climate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Educational Research, Behavior Problems
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world's leading educational research centres. ACER's mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the life span. This annual report describes ACER's milestones and accomplishments for the 2013-2014…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Annual Reports, Research Projects
Turner, Ross – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
In 2013, staff at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Centre for Global Education Monitoring (GEM) identified the need to build measurement tools to monitor learning growth that could be used across different year levels and in different national contexts. One of those projects, under ACER's Monitoring Trends in Educational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Progress Monitoring, Data, Measurement
Thomson, Sue – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
This century has seen continued exponential growth in the use of digital technologies. In Australia, the proportion of students having access to a computer at home rose from about 91 per cent in 2000 to over 99 per cent in 2013, and access to the internet grew from 67 per cent in 2000 to 98 per cent in 2013. According to the 2013 report on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Information Literacy, Educational Resources
Connors, Lyndsay; McMorrow, Jim – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
Australian Education Review (AER) 60 takes the 2011 Gonski "Review of Funding for Schooling" as a vantage point, from which to consider the national funding of schools in Australia, past and future. Section 1 outlines the educational values and perspectives that have underpinned school funding policies and programs and describes major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Educational Equity (Finance)
Ewing, Robyn – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2011
Australian Education Review (AER) 58 surveys the international and national research on the role and effect of arts-rich programming in schools and in the broader community, and examines the policies and practices that inhibit or support these initiatives. It puts the case that embedding the Arts in learning would be a powerful catalyst for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Social Change, Educational Change
Moyle, Kathryn – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2010
Australian Education Review (AER) 56 explores national and international policy priorities for building students' innovation capabilities through information and communication technologies (ICT) in Australian schools. Section 1 sets out the Australian policy context for digital education and highlights some of the emerging challenges. It provides…
Descriptors: Innovation, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Information Technology
Lo Bianco, Joseph – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2009
It is an underlying principle of Australian Education Review (AER) 54 that active efforts should be made to cultivate the latent bilingual potential within Australia's wider population and that this should be linked to major improvements in the quality of language teaching in schools. A combined approach of this kind will require investment in…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Academic Persistence, Language Role, Ideology
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