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Ellis, Louise A. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
In most Australian schools, there are significant numbers of students who are failing to learn effectively. They underachieve in all or some of the basic skill areas of the curriculum. Concerns regarding the most appropriate methods with which to address the needs of these students remain widespread amongst teachers. This publication examines the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Basic Skills, Educational Psychology, Constructivism (Learning)
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
Lonsdale, Michele; Ingvarson, Lawrence – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2003
This paper is in response to an invitation from the Victorian Department of Education and Training to undertake a targeted review of effective teaching recruitment strategies. The paper provides a "snapshot" of what is happening in other States and Territories and in selected countries overseas. The main focus of the review is on the…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Teacher Recruitment