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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Australian education and training: new policies

Australian education and training: new policies

Wednesday, 1 Nov 2006

The Annual Conference of the Monash University-ACER Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET) will be held in Melbourne on Friday 3 November. This year's theme is Australian Education and Training: New Policies. The conference will consider education and training policies in the context of changes in the Australian population, workforce and economy.

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Political bias in the HSC?

Political bias in the HSC?

Friday, 20 Oct 2006

Contrary to recent media reports, the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has reached no conclusions about political bias in the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) chief executive Professor Geoff Masters said today.

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Survey to provide snapshot of Australian teaching workforce

Survey to provide snapshot of Australian teaching workforce

Friday, 13 Oct 2006

Information gathered from a new survey of staff in Australian schools will provide a much- needed demographic picture of the Australian teaching workforce and highlight specific workforce issues.
The Staff in Australia’s Schools Survey is being conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) up until December this year. ACER is being assisted by the Australian College of Educators (ACE).

Over 20 000 teachers and school leaders from more than 2000 government, Catholic and independent schools across Australia are being randomly selected and invited to take part.

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