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Australian Council for Educational Research (United Kingdom) announces appointment of new CEO
Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has appointed Dr Desmond Bermingham as CEO of ACER UK.

New partnership will support long term quality education in the Pacific
Thursday, 22 Mar 2018

The Australian and New Zealand governments together with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) have formalised a €12.8 million commitment with the Pacific Community (SPC) towards education in the Pacific region that extends to 2023.

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VET and learner choice
Vocational & Adult
Monday, 23 Oct 2017

New research explores the drivers influencing VET student behaviour and their impact on choice of provider and course in a competitive training market, as Justin Brown explains.

Supporting school improvement at the system level
Thursday, 29 Mar 2018

Lawrence Ingvarson and Kate Reid explore the benefits of a system-wide approach to creating strong professional learning communities.

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.

Evaluating the benefits for teachers of marking
Wednesday, 4 Apr 2018

Teachers are often encouraged to sign up to mark external exams or tests, not just for the extra money but also for promise of ‘professional development’. Current research is exploring the benefits – and drawbacks – of marking for teachers.

ACER Research Director joins government advisory panel
Thursday, 22 Mar 2018

ACER Research Director Dr Daniel Edwards joins a newly created panel to advise the Australian Government on research and trials on student equity in higher education.

Registrations open for Australian STEM Video Game Challenge
Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018

The 2018 Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is now on.

Evaluating teacher professional development in Jordan
Friday, 16 Feb 2018

ACER India has won an evaluation project in Jordan funded by the  Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada

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