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Teachers and discrimination at work
Teachers and discrimination at work

Western Sydney University researcher Dr Jacqueline Ullman discusses her study of teachers and school leadership staff who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual, or other diverse sexuality and gender identities, and their experiences of homophobic and transphobic discrimination in their schools.

Infographic: Teacher training in student career guidance

In a new working paper published by the OECD, results from a survey of teachers conducted in PISA 2015 are presented. Teachers were asked if training in student career guidance and counselling was included in their initial teacher education or in their professional development activities during the last 12 months.

High frequency words used by young students in Australia

New research explores the words most frequently written by students in Australia in their first three years of schooling. Today’s infographic looks at the words that were written at a high frequency, unique to each year level.

Students’ motivation to succeed at school
Students’ motivation to succeed at school

Australian students are more motivated to succeed at school than their OECD peers, but results from a new report released by the Australian Council for Educational Research show high levels of motivation do not necessarily correspond to high performance.

Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings
Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings

Can therapy dogs decrease anxiety and stress in students, and improve school attendance? These are just some of the questions Monash University academics Dr Linda Henderson and Dr Christine Grove from the Faculty of Education are trying to answer as they push for more research in this area.

Early writers – high frequency words
Early writers – high frequency words

A new research study has compiled a list of the 500 most frequently used words written by students in Australia in their first three years of schooling. What influences their word choices? Are there any gender differences? And, how has the list changed in a decade?

Combining physical activity with maths
Combining physical activity with maths

While low levels of physical activity among children and adolescents remain a concern in Australia, student engagement in the maths classroom also requires attention. One pilot program in New South Wales sought to tackle both issues simultaneously.

Young students’ perceptions of maths learning
Young students’ perceptions of maths learning

Prep teacher Sarah Ferguson has been working with Australian academics Dr Jill Cheeseman and Dr Andrea McDonough to explore young students’ perceptions of maths learning.

Student expectations of higher education
Student expectations of higher education

Student expectations of their future in education are shifting, a report released today has found. The report – which analyses PISA results from 2003 to 2015 – has shown an overall decline in the proportion expecting to go on to tertiary education.

PIRLS 2016: Russia’s reading success
PIRLS 2016: Russia’s reading success

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) measures Year 4 students’ reading literacy achievement. When the last study cycle was conducted in 2016, students in the Russian Federation outperformed their peers in all 50 participating countries and 11 benchmarking regions.