Using evidence to make a difference to young children’s learning
ACER has reviewed the effectiveness of early childhood education and care interventions in low and middle-income countries to support decision-makers and project teams to plan future interventions. Kashfee Ahmed reports.
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.
Little J & Big Cuz – supporting successful transitions to school
An ACER study reveals how an animated TV series supports Indigenous children’s transition to school by improving pedagogical approaches and bolstering pride and identity in Indigenous children.
Fostering early literacy in PNG
Dan Cloney reports on an evaluation of literacy programs being delivered to vulnerable children in Papua New Guinea.
Learning through play beyond the early years
Play-based learning is generally associated with preschool children, but new research provides a model for playful learning at school.