Latest media releases from ACER

The high cost of childhood trauma: new report
Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016

Childhood trauma can cause longer-term developmental and life outcomes, and increased risk for poorer psychological health and behavioural functioning among children and adults, according to a report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

Higher bar: Professional standards not sufficient for teacher quality
Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016

Professional standards for teaching and the rigorous accreditation of training courses are necessary but not sufficient to ensure quality teachers, according to a review by Professor Nan Bahr and Suzanne Mellor released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

ACER, UNESCO join forces for international cooperation in education
Thursday, 21 Jul 2016

Following years of cooperative work in global education monitoring, the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has been admitted to official partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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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.

Growth mindset: Tracking student progress
School
Monday, 25 Jul 2016

Progress in most areas of learning occurs over time, so it is important to be able to track the long-term progress that students make.

Stemming the flow: Reversing low STEM achievement
Indigenous
Tuesday, 12 Jul 2016

Researchers are investigating ways to reverse the decline in student performance, especially to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students’ performance in STEM.

Teacher absenteeism in Indonesia
International
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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