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Bryce, Jennifer; Withers, Graeme – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2003
A "lifelong learning" orientation to education is seen as vital if young people are to thrive in the knowledge rich, constantly-changing world of today and the immediate future. This study identifies ways that the foundations for lifelong learning can be built in secondary schools. "Lifelong Learning" is interpreted as engaging…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Learning Strategies, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
Ingvarson, Lawrence – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2003
This paper falls into two main sections: (1) an overview of contemporary research on effective professional learning for practicing educators; and (2) recommendations for action to promote effective learning for practicing educators. Three central questions guide the paper: (1) When does professional learning lead to improved learning outcomes for…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Assessment
ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2003
"Research Highlights" is an annual publication documenting developments in the Australian Council for Educational Research's (ACER's) research programs for the previous year. The 2003 edition highlights research on the following themes: (1) Australian students excel in international study; (2) Assessing the moral and ethical outcomes of…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Educational Research
Bryce, Jennifer; Frigo, Tracey; McKenzie, Phillip; Withers, Graeme – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2000
This paper is concerned with the role that schools can play in engaging young people in their learning, and helping them to develop skills and attitudes that will give them an orientation towards learning for life. To meet the needs of an era of lifelong learning, schools need to view themselves as a stage in the ongoing learning process, where…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Lifelong Learning, Teaching Methods
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
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
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