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Curriculum equality limits student progress
ACER Chief Executive Professor Geoff Masters AO says providing everybody with an identical solution may seem ‘fair’, but fairness depends on meeting individual needs.
1 in 4 Australian Year 8s have teachers unqualified in maths
Almost one in four Australian Year 8 students were being taught maths in 2018 by teachers whose major qualification was in a field other than maths, new analysis reveals.
Australia trails behind in readiness for primary school: TIMSS
Data from TIMSS suggests lower student literacy and numeracy skills when beginning primary school may be contributing to Australia’s poorer achievement in Year 4 mathematics.
Improving teaching quality and effectiveness in Timor-Leste
New report finds school-based peer learning groups in Timor-Leste help to improve teaching quality, leadership, knowledge, professionalism and practice.
Theory vs reality in early childhood education and care
Research shows issues related to access, exposure and quality currently prevent all children from getting the best start in life.