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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
Mulford, Bill – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2008
This review aims to demonstrate that a great deal of a school's success depends on which areas of school life the educational leader chooses to spend time and attention on. It calls for more research and policy attention to be given to the career paths of school principals in order to meet the challenge of identifying and developing the next…
Descriptors: School Organization, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Foreign Countries
Freebody, Peter – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2007
Australian Education Review (AER) 52 aims to expand our understanding of the nature of literacy at a time when public and private lives have become increasingly literacy-dependent, and literacy demands more complex and sophisticated. This review of the research literature is guided by the view that what passes for effective literacy education will…
Descriptors: Literacy, Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Literature Reviews
Tytler, Russell – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2007
Australian Education Review (AER) 51 elaborates on issues raised by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Research Conference 2006: "Boosting Science Learning--What Will It Take?" It challenges current orthodoxies in science education and proposes a re-imagining that charts new directions for science teaching and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Scientific Principles, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers
McMillan, Julie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
This report examines the pathways of recent school leavers who enter the higher education sector in Australia. The focus is on the first three years after completing senior secondary school. The report has four broad aims: (1) to provide estimates of the proportions of entrants who change courses or leave the higher education sector before…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Labor Market, Higher Education
Khoo, Siek Toon; Ainley, John – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
This report examines the relationship between students' attitudes to school and intentions to participate in education and training, and the influence of these attitudes and intentions on participation in Year 12 and in further education and training. Students' attitudes to school, educational intentions and attainments are considered in the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Participation, High School Students, Foreign Countries
Thomson, Sue – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
This research study investigated the patterns of course choice in Year 12, and the consequences of these choices. The literature has pointed to differences in curriculum participation according to background variables such as social background and gender. If these choices lead to different but equal outcomes then there is no problem: there are…
Descriptors: Grade 12, Course Selection (Students), Postsecondary Education, Student Participation
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)
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