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Australian teenagers strong creative thinkers

Australian teenagers strong creative thinkers

Wednesday, 19 Jun 2024

An international study has recognised Australia’s 15-year-old students as having strong skills in creative thinking. 

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Report highlights strengths in tertiary education systems

Report highlights strengths in tertiary education systems

Thursday, 6 Jun 2024

A 7-country review of tertiary education systems has been conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to identify strengths to support Australia’s future workforce.

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Winners of the inaugural ACER Advance Awards for Schools

Winners of the inaugural ACER Advance Awards for Schools

Monday, 3 Jun 2024

More than 900 Literacy and Numeracy competition entries were completed by students around Australia in Term 4 2023 and Term 1 2024.

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ACER Foundation

The ACER Foundation initiates, develops and manages research-based projects that aim to address the needs of educationally disadvantaged groups in the community.

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Major projects of the ACER Foundation include the School Readiness Initiative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and the Australian STEM Video Games Challenge.

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In making a donation to the ACER Foundation your funds will be invested in supporting activities designed to address educational disadvantage.

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The ACER Alumni community has been established through the ACER Foundation to link together former and current senior staff, through activities that highlight new strategic developments in the organisation.

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Joining ACER means working with one of the world’s leading educational research organisations and working collaboratively across Australian and international projects.

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The early years

Established in 1930, ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policy makers and professional practitioners

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