School improvement driven by culture and collaboration

School improvement driven by culture and collaboration

Monday, 27 Aug 2012

When responsibility for professional development and school improvement lies with schools and school leaders, the building block of the school system is no longer a free-standing school but a cluster of schools in partnership, a conference in Sydney will today hear.

Cambridge University academic Professor David Hargreaves will this afternoon explain to delegates to the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) annual conference how such clusters are pursuing school improvement in England.

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Personalising learning for school improvement

Personalising learning for school improvement

Monday, 27 Aug 2012

School improvement can be supported through a clinical approach in which teachers ‘diagnose’ individual student learning and provide appropriate ‘prescriptions’ for improvement, Professor Stephen Dinham will tell delegates to the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) annual conference today.

More than 1200 teachers, policymakers and researchers are gathered in Sydney today for the 17th annual ACER Research Conference. Addressing the theme 'School Improvement: What does the research tell us about effective strategies?' the conference covers not only what schools can do to improve outcomes for students but also how they can do it most effectively.

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School improvement needs ‘no excuses’ approach

School improvement needs ‘no excuses’ approach

Friday, 24 Aug 2012

Schools that make significant improvements in student achievement invariably are led by people who believe in the possibility of high performance regardless of a school’s circumstances or students’ socioeconomic backgrounds, according to the chief executive of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), Professor Geoff Masters.

In his opening keynote address to the 17th annual ACER Research Conference in Sydney on Monday, Professor Masters will tell more than 1200 delegates that school leadership teams are in powerful positions to influence the quality of classroom teaching and learning.

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1200 minds to meet on school improvement

1200 minds to meet on school improvement

Friday, 24 Aug 2012

Teachers, policymakers and researchers will gather in Sydney next week to review not only what schools can do to improve outcomes for students but also how they can do it most effectively.

The 17th annual conference of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), on the theme 'School Improvement: What does the research tell us about effective strategies?', opens on Sunday. With more than 1200 delegates attending, it is ACER’s largest conference to date.

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Business and community leaders step up for schools

Business and community leaders step up for schools

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012

More than 180 business and community leaders will step up to support their local schools by participating in the annual Principal for a Day program taking place around Victoria this week, as well as during September and October.

By becoming a Principal for a Day, business and community leaders shadow the school principal in many aspects of a common school day, including in-depth management discussions, taking classes with students, talking with parents and teachers, or even doing canteen or yard duty.

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