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Three charts on: how much Australia spends on all levels of education

24 July 2019

A new ACER report on Australian education expenditure is the first of its kind, and offers an important reference point for policy-makers, educators, researchers and economists. The report authors discuss the key findings in an article in The Conversation.

Early Childhood, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult,

School
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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,

School
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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,

Education & Development
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Improving access to pre-primary education for all in Indonesia

07 September 2018

ACER is working with the Indonesian Government to support children not participating in early childhood programs who are falling behind in their learning and development.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Early Childhood, Education & Development,

School
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Research Conference 2018 closes in Sydney

17 August 2018

ACER’s Research Conference 2018 took place in Sydney in August, with leaders in education from around the globe coming together to explore the theme ‘Teaching practices that make a difference: Insights from research’.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Early Childhood, School, Education & Development, Indigenous,

Indigenous
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From inspiration to award win: Little J & Big Cuz’s journey to the Logies

09 July 2018

Following its 2018 Logie Award win, we take a look back at the ground-breaking children’s animation, Little J & Big Cuz.

Early Childhood, School, Indigenous,