Education and training for a more productive Australia

Education and training for a more productive Australia

Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010

The Annual Conference of the Monash University-ACER Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET) will be held in Melbourne on Friday 29 October.

This year’s theme is ‘Education and training for a more productive Australia’. The conference will consider education and training policies in the context of changes in the Australian population, workforce and economy.

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ACER announces new Research Division Heads

ACER announces new Research Division Heads

Thursday, 21 Oct 2010

The Chief Executive of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Professor Geoff Masters today announced the appointment of two senior educational researchers who will head newly-established ACER research divisions.

The new appointments are Dr Sue Thomson who becomes Head of ACER’s Educational Monitoring and Research Division and Dr Khoo Siek Toon who becomes Acting Head of ACER’s Assessment and Psychometric Research Division.

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VET sector faces leadership succession crisis

VET sector faces leadership succession crisis

Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010

The Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector needs strategies for managing the looming leadership succession crisis, according to a new report

VET Leadership for the Future by the LH Martin Institute at the University of Melbourne and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) predicts large-scale staff departure over the next few decades.

Associate Professor Hamish Coates co-authored the report, which draws together reviews, prior research and a national survey of 327 practicing VET leaders. He says the current selection process for VET leaders needs to be revised against evidence of effective leadership capabilities.

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Business and community leaders build partnerships with schools

Business and community leaders build partnerships with schools

Monday, 23 Aug 2010

The Principal for a Day collaboration between Victorian Government schools and their communities will celebrate its 10th anniversary on 24 August when more than 100 business and community leaders take the reins of schools across the state.

The 2010 Principals for a Day include The Hon John Brumby, Premier of Victoria; The Hon Bronwyn Pike, Minister for Education;  The Hon Ted Baillieu, Leader of the Opposition; Susie Babani, Group Managing Director HR, ANZ Bank; Jodi Cryan, Head of Schools First at National Australia Bank; Patrick Coleman, Director Policy, Business Council of Australia; Steven Staikos, Mayor of the City of Kingston; Scott Rossetti, Mayor, Wellington Shire Council; Gabriel Gaté, International Chef and Author; Ian Allen, Trustee, the Pratt Foundation; and Jeannette Powell, State Member for Shepparton.

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Success in maths adds up to personal power

Success in maths adds up to personal power

Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010

Students’ attitudes to mathematics can determine their success or failure, and ultimately their social status as adults, according to emeritus professor of the philosophy of mathematics education at Exeter University in the United Kingdom Paul Ernest.

Professor Ernest will speak about the social outcomes of learning maths at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) conference in Melbourne today.

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