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Australian universities and skilled migrants critical for strong skilled labour market
Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017

Research by the Australian Council for Educational Research highlights the important balance of supply of skilled labour to Australia, showing the strong role of both universities and migration. It highlights that government policy changes to skilled migration are likely to have a supply-side impact on the Australian labour market.

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).

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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.

Looking for the X factors in Indigenous early education
Wednesday, 2 Aug 2017

Early education for Indigenous students should begin from a place of strength, by focusing on students’ potential, interests, abilities, knowledge and capacities, rather than their limits.

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.

ACER India hosts research interns
Monday, 7 Aug 2017

ACER India farewells research interns from local universities hosted as part of the inaugural ACER India Summer Internship Program.

‘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.

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