22 February 2018
School leaders play a crucial role in improving outcomes for students and the success of a school community. But, what happens when they leave? In today’s episode of School Improvement we’re talking about succession planning.
09 November 2017
In this instalment of The Research Files we discuss student fitness and wellbeing, specifically, two simple exercise programs – the first is a new project aimed at improving adolescent health and wellbeing, and the second is being used by thousands of early years and primary students across the world.
12 October 2017
Are male teachers headed for extinction in Australia? Researchers who carried out the first ever study tracking the trajectory of male participation in the teaching profession say the short answer is ‘yes’. Macquarie University's Dr Kevin McGrath joins Teacher to explain more.
13 September 2017
The teaching profession is getting older and is becoming increasingly unattractive to young students, data from a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) show.
03 August 2017
Three Deakin University academics – Dr Linda Hobbs, Associate Professor Coral Campbell and Associate Professor Colleen Vale – recently visited ACER to share their research on out-of-field teaching. In today’s School Improvement podcast, we share some highlights from their presentation.
10 April 2017
What should LGBTQ-inclusivity look like in the K-12 curriculum? This was one question in a study aimed at better understanding parental views regarding LGBTQ-inclusive education.
20 February 2017
A regular school day for a school girl in Malawi looks vastly different to what her peers experience in Australia, as Julia Gillard witnessed firsthand during a trip to south-east Africa.
29 November 2016
With the release of results from the four-yearly Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Geoff Masters discusses what it will take to lift levels of mathematics and science learning in Australian schools.
26 September 2016
Teacher attrition and retention continues to be a problem for education systems around the world. Two studies published this month in Australia and the UK shed further light on the issue.
25 August 2016
A new ACER report looks at the extent to which secondary school teachers in Australia are teaching subjects they haven't specialised in during their studies. It includes data on the proportion of Years 7-10 teachers teaching out-of-field in 20 subject areas.
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