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Miss Chen’s blog: Literacy in the early years
Miss Chen’s blog: Literacy in the early years

In this regular blog, Miss Chen will be sharing some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom, which are all available to download for free via the Little J & Big Cuz website. For today’s activity, the class created their own picture story books about the animals they’d spotted while out on Country.

The Research Files Episode 37: Dr Sue Thomson discusses PIRLS 2016
The Research Files Episode 37: Dr Sue Thomson discusses PIRLS 2016

Results from the latest cycle of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) show the literacy achievement of Year 4 students in Australia has improved. However, there are significant achievement gaps by gender, Indigenous status, socioeconomic status and school location. ACER Deputy CEO (Research) Dr Sue Thomson, joins Teacher to discuss the results further.

Miss Chen’s blog: Traditional Indigenous games in preschool
Miss Chen’s blog: Traditional Indigenous games in preschool

In this regular blog, Miss Chen will be sharing some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom, which are all available to download for free via the Little J & Big Cuz website. For today’s activity, her class has learned how to play a traditional Indigenous bush game.

Practices that support Indigenous students
Practices that support Indigenous students

A recent OECD study analysed the education outcomes of Indigenous students in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. In today's article, we take a look at some of the promising school practices identified.

Better education outcomes for Indigenous students
Better education outcomes for Indigenous students

OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher says Indigenous students face tough challenges in most education systems, but analysis of outcomes in Canada, New Zealand and Queensland, Australia reveals sustained improvements have been achieved through focusing on several or all of six areas.

Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring living things in Year 1 Science
Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring living things in Year 1 Science

In this regular blog, Miss Chen will be sharing some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom, which are all available to download for free via the Little J & Big Cuz website.

Indigenous voice in education
Indigenous voice in education

A new Australian Education Review argues active engagement of Indigenous families and communities is critical to addressing Indigenous education disadvantage.

The Research Files Episode 32: Investigating the educational aspirations of Indigenous students
The Research Files Episode 32: Investigating the educational aspirations of Indigenous students

Professor Jenny Gore joins The Research Files to discuss the findings of a new Australian study by academics from the University of Newcastle and Western Sydney University investigating the occupational and career aspirations of Indigenous school students.

Coming together for NAIDOC Week celebrations
Coming together for NAIDOC Week celebrations

From the art room to the sports oval, the kitchens to the library, there’s plenty happening in schools to mark NAIDOC Week 2017. We take a look at some of the events as communities come together to celebrate.

Financial literacy – where Australia sits
Financial literacy – where Australia sits

Australia has performed equal fifth in an international assessment of young people’s financial literacy, according to a report from the Australian Council for Educational Research.