New report - Research on Performance Pay for Teachers

New report - Research on Performance Pay for Teachers

Monday, 16 Apr 2007

An ACER research report on performance pay for teachers was released by federal Education Minister Julie Bishop on 6 April 2007.

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One quarter of non-metropolitan youth leave for the cities

One quarter of non-metropolitan youth leave for the cities

Thursday, 22 Feb 2007

More than one third of young Australians from non-metropolitan areas relocate to a major city in the years immediately after leaving school and, although some return, non-metropolitan areas experience a net loss of a quarter of their young people.

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ACER opens Perth office

ACER opens Perth office

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) will officially open its Perth office today, establishing a permanent presence in Western Australia for the first time.

The opening of a Perth office follows ACER’s recent acquisition of Unicom Education, a supplier of special needs and speech and language resources for teachers, established in the late 1990s.

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Report makes strong case for core curriculum in key Year 12 subjects

Report makes strong case for core curriculum in key Year 12 subjects

Thursday, 1 Feb 2007

The case is now strong for a common curriculum core in at least some senior school subjects, the chief executive of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), Professor Geoff Masters, said today upon the release of a new report commissioned by the Federal Government.

Federal Education Minister Julie Bishop today released the report, Year 12 Curriculum Content and Achievement Standards, prepared by ACER.
The study, commissioned in May 2006, examined the content, curriculum and standards of Year 12 subjects across Australia in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Australian History.

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Early childhood education at the crossroads

Early childhood education at the crossroads

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2006

Australia is at a crossroads when it comes to early childhood care and education services. In a new review of education released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) the provision of early childhood care and education services in this country is described as insufficient, fragmented, under funded and inconsistent.

There is no universal planned, systematic provision; rather, services have developed in an ad hoc way with a largely two-tiered but multi-dimensional system of ‘care’ and ‘education’ with blurring of boundaries in some areas. The result is a fragmented early childhood sector with a patchwork of services, little agreement on service types, functions or terminology and a ‘mishmash’ of funding and regulations.

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