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Strong student-lecturer relationships reduce university drop out in Australia and Japan
Wednesday, 5 Oct 2016

New research into students’ university experience reveals that both Australian and Japanese students are more likely to complete their university degree if they have strong relationships with lecturers.

Business and community leaders take the helm at Victorian schools
Wednesday, 7 Sep 2016

Students and staff at more than 150 Victorian schools will tomorrow welcome high-profile personalities, members of government at all levels, business executives, and CEOs from philanthropic and not-for-profit organisations as their Principal for a Day.

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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.

Improving student outcomes? You have to be in it for the long haul
Friday, 9 Sep 2016

Providing access to highly effective teachers makes a real difference for less advantaged students, and that depends on policies to recruit and retain the best, says Lawrence Ingvarson.

Little J and Big Cuz ready for school
Tuesday, 4 Oct 2016

A ground-breaking new animated television series aims to support the school readiness of Indigenous children – and the readiness of schools for them.

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.

ACER media contacts

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