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Practices that support Indigenous students
Practices that support Indigenous students

In his latest quarterly column for Teacher, Andreas Schleicher shares the findings of an OECD study analysing the education outcomes of Indigenous students in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. In this follow-up, we take a look at some of the promising school practices identified.

Teacher motivation profiles and how they impact wellbeing
Teacher motivation profiles and how they impact wellbeing

Analyses of Australian survey data from more than 500 primary and secondary teachers suggests there are five distinct teacher motivational profiles. In today’s article, researchers Dr Rebecca Collie and Professor Andrew Martin discuss their findings and the implications for workplace wellbeing.

The Research Files Episode 35: The decline in male teachers
The Research Files Episode 35: The decline in male teachers

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.

Parents want greater focus on social skills
Parents want greater focus on social skills

Parents, grandparents and guardians want more support from teachers and schools when it comes to helping their children develop social and life skills, such as how to behave in public, according to an Australian study.

Investigating the impact of single-sex schooling on student achievement
Investigating the impact of single-sex schooling on student achievement

Analysis of Year 3, 5 and 7 numeracy and reading test data across almost 3000 Australian schools show ‘single-sex schools on average provide no better value-add over time than coeducational schools’.

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.

The Research Files Episode 34: Factors influencing maths participation
The Research Files Episode 34: Factors influencing maths participation

Student participation rates in advanced maths and science subjects is declining. In today's podcast, Michael Jennings, an Associate Lecturer at the University of Queensland joins Teacher to discuss his research which explores factors influencing student selection of senior secondary maths subjects.

Teaching increasingly unattractive to young students
Teaching increasingly unattractive to young students

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.

Leadership Q&A: Teachers as leaders
Leadership Q&A: Teachers as leaders

Susan Lovett is an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. In this Q&A, Lovett joins Teacher to discuss what teacher leadership is, and why she believes it is a mistake to attribute school leadership activities only to those residing in formal roles.

The Research Files Episode 33: Teacher stress intervention programs
The Research Files Episode 33: Teacher stress intervention programs

In this episode of The Research Files we visit the University of Queensland to speak with Professor Annemaree Carroll and Dr Julie Bower, to find out about a teacher wellbeing study looking at the impact of two stress intervention programs.