Focus on primary school key to closing the gap

Focus on primary school key to closing the gap

Monday, 8 Aug 2011

Understanding why some Indigenous students perform well in primary school and others do not could be the key to improving education for all students, Australian Council for Educational Research research fellow Dr Kate Reid will tell delegates to the ACER Research Conference today.

Dr Reid will be reporting on the Longitudinal Literacy and Numeracy Study for Indigenous Students.

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Early years support key to improving education for Indigenous children

Early years support key to improving education for Indigenous children

Friday, 5 Aug 2011

Better preparation of Indigenous children for school is key to closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous student outcomes, Australian Council for Educational Research chief executive Professor Geoff Masters will tell delegates to the ACER Research Conference on Monday.

Speaking ahead of the conference, Professor Masters said that supporting the learning of Indigenous students was one of the biggest challenges facing Australian education, but that research suggested ways to improve outcomes for Indigenous students.

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Indigenous Education: Pathways to success

Indigenous Education: Pathways to success

Friday, 5 Aug 2011

Teachers, policymakers and researchers will gather in Darwin next week to review research about creating and sustaining positive educational outcomes for Indigenous students and debate how lessons learned from this research can be put into practice.

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) annual conference opens on Sunday.

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Teachers must prepare students for using mathematics in the real world

Teachers must prepare students for using mathematics in the real world

Monday, 1 Aug 2011

Effective mathematics teachers encourage students to see the world numerically and interpret everyday information mathematically, according to a review of research released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

Teaching Mathematics: Using research informed strategies by Monash University academic Professor Peter Sullivan, contends that in order to meet the demands of adult life, students need mathematical knowledge that is flexible and adaptable.

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ACER announces new head of division

ACER announces new head of division

Friday, 29 Jul 2011

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Michael J Timms to the role of Director, Assessment and Psychometric Research. Dr Timms will head one of two ACER research divisions created following the retirement of Dr John Ainley in 2010. Dr Sue Thomson has already been appointed to head the Educational Monitoring and Research Division.

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