Positive school climate helps students achieve positive results

Positive school climate helps students achieve positive results

Wednesday, 10 Dec 2003

School programs that promote a positive view of school may also influence student achievement a new study shows. In a report released today, ACER found that students who attend schools with a positive school climate achieve higher scores on tests of reading comprehension and mathematics. This latest report in the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) examined factors that influence levels of achievement in literacy and numeracy by examining data on more than 27,000 Year 9 students and 600 schools.

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Employment experience has strongest influence on labour market outcomes

Employment experience has strongest influence on labour market outcomes

Tuesday, 28 Oct 2003

Experience of working full-time early in the school-to-work transition has the most positive effect on youth labour market outcomes and early experience of unemployment has a 'scarring' effect on subsequent unemployment. These are among the key findings of a new report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The report, the latest in the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), examines the labour market outcomes of a cohort of Australian youth born in 1975.

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Young teachers face bright futures

Young teachers face bright futures

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2003

Australian teachers currently beginning and in the early stages of their careers are likely to be given excellent opportunities to obtain leadership positions over the next 10-15 years according to a leading education consultant. Barbara Preston, who has been investigating the teaching labour market at various times over more than two decades, was speaking in Melbourne yesterday at Research Conference 2003 hosted by ACER

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Assessing teacher performance reliably and validly

Assessing teacher performance reliably and validly

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2003

Teacher performance can be assessed reliably and validly and the assessment process can be a powerful form of professional development for teachers, evidence from the United States shows. Professor Lloyd Bond, Senior Scholar with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the United States, will demonstrate this during his presentation at Research Conference 2003 hosted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in Melbourne today.

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Promoting teacher quality in the UK

Promoting teacher quality in the UK

Monday, 20 Oct 2003

A program of reform in England's Initial Teacher Training (ITT) led to measurable improvements in the quality of teaching and helped to build a stronger teaching sector according to the chief executive of the Teacher Training Agency, Mr Ralph Tabberer. Mr Tabberer is in Melbourne to present a keynote address at Research Conference 2003 hosted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on the role of the Teacher Training Agency in promoting teacher quality in England.

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