95% of staff in schools experienced workplace bullying

95% of staff in schools experienced workplace bullying

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Over 95 per cent of staff in schools experienced some form of workplace bullying, with a zero tolerance approach needed to stamp out this behaviour, according to a book being launched in Sydney tomorrow by General Peter Cosgrove AC, MC.

Written by Dr Dan Riley, Dr Deirdre J Duncan and John Edwards, and published by ACER, 'Bullying of Staff in Schools' aims to assist school employees to understand the phenomenon of staff bullying, its existence, the forms it takes, and its impact on staff and their schools.

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National productivity linked to adult literacy and numeracy

National productivity linked to adult literacy and numeracy

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Investment in increasing adult literacy and numeracy levels may be the key to boosting Australia’s productivity, delegates at the first national conference on adult language, literacy and numeracy assessment will be told tomorrow.

ACER has convened the National Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Conference in response to increasing national and state interest in addressing and improving the language, literacy and numeracy skills of Australian youth and adults participating in the vocational, education and training (VET) sector and in Australia’s workforce.

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Business potential lies untapped in schools

Business potential lies untapped in schools

Monday, 5 Mar 2012

A focus on education business management is key to improving student outcomes, according to the author of an ACER Press book to be launched this week. In 'Above and Beyond the Bottom Line: The extraordinary evolution of the education business manager', Deakin University’s Professor Karen Starr argues ‘business’ can no longer be seen as a dirty word in education.

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Parents urged to develop maths in kids from birth

Parents urged to develop maths in kids from birth

Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012

Parents, grandparents and early childhood educators should use play time to help develop mathematical concepts in young children, advise the authors of a new book published by ACER. In 'Young children learning mathematics: A guide for educators and families', Australian academics Robert Hunting, Judy Mousley and Bob Perry explore how adults can stimulate young children’s mathematical thinking from birth through to when they start school.

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Australia a key player in international higher education student market, but competition is building

Australia a key player in international higher education student market, but competition is building

Thursday, 9 Feb 2012

Australia is a key player in international higher education student provision and is now ranked third in the world, according to the latest Joining the Dots research briefing released by ACER. Dr Daniel Edwards, ACER Senior Research Fellow, said Australia’s net flow of international students is one of the highest in the world, even when calculated in the context of the total size of the higher education sector.

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