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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
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
Bahr, Nan; Mellor, Suzanne – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2016
Australian Education Review (AER) 61 discusses the contemporary influences on initial teacher education, with particular attention to the notion of quality teaching, and the role of teacher education and teacher educators in the development of quality teachers. Section 1 introduces the key concept of 'quality' and explores the notion of quality in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
Masters, Geoff N. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2016
There is no shortage of challenges in school education. Some of the biggest challenges we face can appear frustratingly intractable. Despite reform efforts, regular government reviews and ongoing calls for change, progress in addressing our most significant challenges is often slow and solutions continue to elude us. In this paper Professor Geoff…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Underachievement
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
The Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) carries out large-scale cross-national research studies in member countries in the Southern and Eastern Africa region. It aims to assess the conditions of schooling and performance levels of learners and teachers in the areas of literacy and numeracy. SACMEQ has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Researchers, Educational Quality
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
Monitoring Trends in Educational Growth (MTEG) offers a flexible, collaborative approach to developing and implementing an assessment of learning outcomes that yields high-quality, nationally relevant data. MTEG is a service that involves ACER staff working closely with each country to develop an assessment program that meets the country's…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Trends, Progress Monitoring, Educational Quality
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)
Tobin, Mollie; Lietz, Petra; Nugroho, Dita; Vivekanandan, Ramya; Nyamkhuu, Tserennadmid – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
Not much is known about the ways in which assessment data have actually been used in education policy to date. Understanding the role of assessments in informing system-level decision-making is a first step towards helping stakeholders improve the design and usefulness of assessments. Moreover, this understanding can help to further discussions…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Measurement, Decision Making, Data Analysis
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
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
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
Frigo, Tracey; Corrigan, Matthew; Adams, Isabelle; Hughes, Paul; Stephens, Maria; Woods, Davina – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2003
Despite some improvements over time, national statistics point to a continuing gap in the average English literacy and numeracy achievement of Australian indigenous students when compared with non-indigenous students. A longitudinal study by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has been monitoring growth in the English literacy…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Academic Achievement, Numeracy, Cultural Pluralism