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Indigenous
RD

A positive start: Using television to support Indigenous learning

19 January 2017

Research shows that educational television programs can support a successful transition from home to school for young Indigenous children and their families, and improve long-term outcomes for Indigenous students.

Early Childhood, School, Indigenous

Indigenous
RD

Little J and Big Cuz ready for school

04 October 2016

A ground-breaking new animated television series aims to support the school readiness of Indigenous children – and the readiness of schools for them.

Early Childhood, School, Indigenous

Early Childhood
RD

Studying early childhood education in the Philippines

05 September 2016

A recent ACER research report highlights the importance of preschool education for children in the Philippines. Amanda Taylor explains.

Literacy, Numeracy, Early Childhood, School, International

Early Childhood
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Supporting traumatised children in the classroom

27 July 2016

Research from neuroscience, psychology and education highlights new understandings in childhood trauma research, which can help educators better understand the broad influence that trauma exposure may have on child development.

Literacy, Numeracy, Early Childhood, School

School
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How to foster early numeracy skill development

20 July 2016

Early numeracy skills develop significantly before children are exposed to formal teaching. These skills can be fostered through interactions with caregivers to provide a solid foundation on which school mathematics teaching can build.

Numeracy, Early Childhood

International
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Working together: The UIS and ACER collaborate to advance education

19 April 2016

A recent memorandum of understanding strengthens the collaboration between the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and ACER to promote quality learning for all.

Assessment, Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, Early Childhood, School, International