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McMillan, Julie; Rothman, Sheldon; Wernert, Nicole – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
Over the past two decades, both the number and the proportion of students undertaking formal study past the compulsory school years have increased dramatically. Between 1991 and 2000, for example, the number of people aged 19 and under participating in all forms of vocational education and training (VET) increased by more than 50 per cent (NCVER,…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Resource Allocation, Academic Persistence, Vocational Education
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)
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
"Research Highlights" is an annual publication documenting developments in the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)'s research programs for the previous year. The 2005 edition highlights research on the following themes: (1) Improving outcomes for Indigenous students; (2) Understanding transitions from school to adulthood;…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity
Purdie, Nola; Ellis, Louise – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
This review has been prepared by the Australian Council for Educational research (ACER) under an Agreement with the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). It is one component of a project to investigate effective third wave intervention strategies for students and learning difficulties that persist beyond the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Problems, Intervention, Educational Research
Doig, Brian; Underwood, Catherine; Fullarton, Sue – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
For this edition of "A Survey of Current Australian Strategies in Numeracy", officers from each of the State and Territory education departments, as well as their Catholic Education Office counterparts provided the information about the strategies in place during 2001 within their jurisdiction. These strategies, all aimed at improving…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students, Academically Gifted
De Bortoli, Lisa; Cresswell, John – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
In 2000, Australia took part in the inaugural OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Approximately 500 Australian Indigenous students were assessed in PISA, providing a representative sample of the 15-year-old Indigenous population. This report presents the analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Mathematics Skills, Student Characteristics
Thomson, Sue; Cresswell, John; De Bortoli, Lisa – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. The overall aim of PISA is to measure how well 15-year-olds approaching the end of their compulsory schooling are prepared for meeting the challenges they will face in their lives beyond school.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives, Comparative Analysis
Cresswell, John – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
The primary focus of this report is to examine the effect that immigrant status and home language background may have on the performance of Australian students who participated in the OECD/Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA 2000). Approximately 5,477 students from 231 schools across Australia participated in the study. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Language Minorities
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
The International Schools' Assessment (ISA) provides an insight into students' proficiency in the three domains of mathematical literacy, reading and writing, in each case derived from a single measure of performance on a particular day. This document is designed to help administrators and teachers interpret the reports provided to schools on…
Descriptors: International Schools, Mathematics Skills, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
Mellor, Suzanne; Corrigan, Matthew – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
This review calls for change. Over the last two decades, a plethora of government policies have been developed to improve the educational outcomes of Indigenous students. These policies have, as yet, failed to reduce significantly the gap between the educational achievements of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in Australia. This review…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, Educational Improvement, Public Policy
Penman, Robyn – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
Longitudinal studies such as LSAY (Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth) give a clear picture of what young people are up to at any point in time and of the pathways they took to get there. The capacity to follow the same young people over time means that factors influencing their pathways and outcomes can be identified, and changes in the…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Course Selection (Students)
Creswell, John; Underwood, Catherine – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
The primary focus of this report is to examine the effect that geographical location may have on the performance of students from schools from all parts of Australia who participated in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)/Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA 2000). Approximately 5,477 students from 231…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Rural Urban Differences, Academic Achievement
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
This document is an annual publication documenting developments in the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)'s research programs for the previous year. The 2004 edition highlights research on the following themes: (1) Helping international schools measure achievement; (2) Evaluating Australian teachers; (3) Tests of reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, International Schools, Dropouts, Indigenous Populations
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
de Lemos, Marion – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2002
The purpose of this review is to present an overview of the research literature relating to the acquisition of literacy. Its focus is on empirical studies that identify the processes underlying the acquisition of literacy, and the instructional strategies that are most effective in developing effective literacy. Its specific focus is on the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Teaching Methods
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