Building teacher quality: What does the research tell us?

Building teacher quality: What does the research tell us?

Thursday, 16 Oct 2003

Some 400 educational researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around Australia and overseas will come together in Melbourne next week to share knowledge and developments in building teacher quality.

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is hosting its eighth annual Research Conference at the Carlton Crest hotel, Melbourne from 19-21 October.

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Year 12 subject selection broadens

Year 12 subject selection broadens

Thursday, 21 Aug 2003

A new report has dentified a broadening in subject selection by Australian Year 12 students over the past decade as more students opt for vocationally oriented subjects rather than the key learning areas of English, mathematics, society and environment and the sciences.

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Early school leavers can do well in workforce

Early school leavers can do well in workforce

Monday, 21 Jul 2003

Many early school leavers progress well in the first few years after leaving school, according to a report released today hat questions the widespread belief that all students who leave school before Year 12 struggle to make a successful transition to the workforce.

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Year 8 maths students are not sufficiently challenged

Year 8 maths students are not sufficiently challenged

Monday, 7 Jul 2003

Teaching Mathematics in Australia provides an Australian-focused analysis and discussion of the results from the international study, Teaching Mathematics in Seven Countries: Results from the TIMSS 1999 Video Study , which was released earlier this year. The examination of videotapes of 87 randomly selected Year 8 mathematics classes from around Australia indicates, among other findings, that Australian mathematics teachers may be underestimating the ability of Year 8 students and not challenging them enough in class.

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International video study of mathematics teaching methods

International video study of mathematics teaching methods

Thursday, 27 Mar 2003

A major international video study in seven countries, including Australia, has identified no single best method of teaching eighth-grade mathematics in high achieving countries.

Teaching Mathematics in Seven Countries: Results from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study included 638 randomly selected eighth-grade lessons in Australia, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States. Lessons were videotaped for analysis and comparison across the countries involved to investigate similarities and differences in teaching practices.

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