Vocational and adult education
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Critical connections between numeracy and vulnerability in adult life
Research shows numeracy is critical to improving the social and economic status, and overall well-being of low-skilled or otherwise vulnerable adults.
Defining skills for the future: What’s in a name?
Exploring the different terminology, definitions and frameworks used to describe the general capabilities needed for life and work in the 21st century.
Equity students’ pathways to STEM
An ACER study will offer new insight into the dynamics of STEM pathways for students from disadvantaged groups.
Improving the national qualifications framework
ACER research is helping to ensure that Australia’s qualifications framework is adaptable to the changing nature of education, training and work.
Unpacking ‘programmatic assessment’
A programmatic model of assessment can provide a more complete understanding of trainees’ knowledge and skills, but key aspects of the approach are often misunderstood.
Three charts on: how much Australia spends on all levels of education
A new ACER report on Australian education expenditure is the first of its kind, and offers an important reference point for policy-makers, educators, researchers and economists. The report authors discuss the key findings in an article in The Conversation.