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Little J & Big Cuz – supporting successful transitions to school

04 April 2019

An ACER study reveals how an animated TV series supports Indigenous children’s transition to school by improving pedagogical approaches and bolstering pride and identity in Indigenous children.

Student Engagement, Early Childhood, School, Indigenous,

Higher Education
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Supporting regional, rural and remote student transitions

01 April 2019

Darren Matthews reports on the development and piloting of an assessment of university support services for regional, rural and remote students on transition to university.

Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, Higher Education,

Early Childhood
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Fostering early literacy in PNG

28 March 2019

Dan Cloney reports on an evaluation of literacy programs being delivered to vulnerable children in Papua New Guinea.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Early Childhood, Education & Development,

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Learning through play beyond the early years

26 March 2019

Play-based learning is generally associated with preschool children, but new research provides a model for playful learning at school.

Early Childhood, School, Education & Development,

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Bullying, school safety and student achievement

18 March 2019

Lower incidences of bullying in schools are linked to higher levels of achievement, according to Sue Thomson.

Numeracy, Survey, School,

Vocational & Adult
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Medical Selection Program launches in UAE

05 March 2019

A new Medical Selection Program (MSP) developed to meet the needs of medical and health sciences colleges in the Middle East and North Africa has launched in Dubai. ACER Deputy CEO Ralph Saubern reports.

Assessment, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult,