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Addressing Indigenous educational disadvantage: Time to be heard
Monday, 10 Jul 2017

Successfully addressing the complex educational disadvantage of Indigenous Australians requires evidence-based research and evaluation of programs, and the full participation of Indigenous people, from the national level down to the school, according to an Australian Education Review released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

Needs-based funding a first step towards a world-leading school system
Friday, 23 Jun 2017

Passage of the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 is a step in the right direction for Australian schools. The next step is to ensure the right strategies are in place to create a world-leading school system.

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Improving our understanding of learner choice in VET
Vocational & Adult
Wednesday, 30 Mar 2016

Research now underway aims to shed more light on what we know about the choices of young people when navigating the VET environment, as Justin Brown explains.

Collaboration and courage key to coherent school improvement
Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017

Effective school leaders have the knowledge and skills to pursue clear and agreed improvement goals – and the courage to fix problems along the way.

Little J and Big Cuz coming soon to classrooms
Friday, 10 Mar 2017

When Little J and Big Cuz arrive on our screens in late April they will bring with them a raft of resources to help incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing and being in the classroom.

Teacher absenteeism in Indonesia
Monday, 16 Mar 2015

A comprehensive new study reveals that teacher absenteeism in Indonesia is declining, and provides evidence for policy makers focused on improving teaching and learning, as Phil McKenzie explains.

‘Little J & Big Cuz’ coming to ABC for NAIDOC Week
Monday, 26 Jun 2017

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation will televise Little J & Big Cuz on ABC ME (channel  23) during NAIDOC Week.

ACER Senior Research Fellow appointed AISC Industry Expert
Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017

ACER Senior Research Fellow David Tout has been appointed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).

ACER India staff Maldives workshop
Friday, 16 Jun 2017

ACER India staff recently travelled to The Maldives National University, Male to undertake a six day National Assessment Workshop.

Appointment of Director, ACER Foundation
Monday, 5 Jun 2017

Lisa Norris has been appointed to the position of Director, ACER Foundation. 

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