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Redefining equity in education

30 April 2018

Equity in education is often viewed as equivalence or sameness. A more useful way to view equity is through the lens of ‘fairness’, say Geoff Masters and Raymond Adams in Teacher.

Quality & Standards, School

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Realistic expectations

05 March 2018

Raising the bar for all students may work for high fliers, but different students need different achievement goals if we are to raise the attainment of all students.

Assessment, Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, School

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Evaluating the impact of teaching assistants

22 February 2018

ACER assessments support research into evidence-based teaching and learning in England, as Mirkka Jokelainen explains.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School

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Developing a professional learning community

08 February 2018

What exactly is a professional learning community and how can school leaders dependably measure how well their school matches its characteristics? Lawrence Ingvarson explains.

Quality & Standards, School

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Family fun the key to a good life in adolescence

22 January 2018

New research has highlighted the benefits of a supportive family and school environment for adolescents’ life satisfaction.

Student Engagement, Survey, School

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Teacher attrition: What’s the real picture?

18 January 2018

Claims that half of Australian early career teachers are leaving the profession are not as robust as they might seem, new analysis reveals.

Evaluation, Survey, School, Higher Education