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Children’s mental health – an asset for learning

03 October 2019

A recent study expands our understanding of what early skills help children to thrive at school, showing positive mental health is an asset for learning.

Early Childhood, School,

Education & Development
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Measuring young children’s long-term development

12 September 2019

A pioneering study looking at the impacts of early years education in the Philippines is providing stakeholders with strategies to improve learning.

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

Early Childhood
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Using evidence to make a difference to young children’s learning

05 September 2019

ACER has reviewed the effectiveness of early childhood education and care interventions in low and middle-income countries to support decision-makers and project teams to plan future interventions. Kashfee Ahmed reports.

Quality & Standards, Early Childhood, Education & Development,

Higher Education
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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,

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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,

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,