Latest media releases from ACER

Newest teachers more likely to be teaching out of field
Wednesday, 24 Aug 2016

Early career secondary teachers are more likely than their experienced colleagues to be teaching outside their area of expertise, according to a report, Out-of-field teaching in Australian secondary schools, released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

Real-world learning through maths modelling
Thursday, 4 Aug 2016

Schools have a critical role in encouraging students to see their world through a mathematical lens, and in ensuring that students learn to use their mathematical knowledge to deal with work and other life challenges, delegates at ACER’s Research Conference 2016 will hear in Brisbane next week.

Problem solved? Teach coding in all schools
Thursday, 4 Aug 2016

Coding should be a key component of meeting the digital technology curriculum objectives, Emeritus Professor Leon Sterling of Swinburne University of Technology will tell delegates at ACER’s Research Conference 2016 in Brisbane next week.

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Improving our understanding of learner choice in VET
Vocational & Adult
Wednesday, 30 Mar 2016

Research now underway aims to shed more light on what we know about the choices of young people when navigating the VET environment, as Justin Brown explains.

Measuring the extent of out-of-field teaching
Wednesday, 24 Aug 2016

A new ACER report investigates the extent to which Australian secondary school teachers are teaching subjects other than those in which they have specialised. Paul Weldon explains.

Putting ‘place’ at the heart of Indigenous education
Thursday, 11 Aug 2016

‘Place’ is more than geography. It has multiple dimensions, applications and interpretations, including cultural, economic, social, political and educational. Place must be at the heart of Indigenous education policy. Tony Dreise explains.

Teacher absenteeism in Indonesia
Monday, 16 Mar 2015

A comprehensive new study reveals that teacher absenteeism in Indonesia is declining, and provides evidence for policy makers focused on improving teaching and learning, as Phil McKenzie explains.

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