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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,

School
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Gender disparity in STEM: Evidence from India

29 August 2019

Performance gaps in mathematics and science between India’s girls and boys grow as students proceed from primary to secondary level, Abha Bhagat and R Vijayaraghavan report.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School,

Education & Development
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Building capacity for Bhutan’s learning assessment

22 August 2019

ACER is supporting development of Bhutan’s National Education Assessment Framework (NEAF) and strengthening local capacity for its implementation. Dr Mee Young Han reports.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, School, Education & Development,

Higher Education
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Australian Government scholarships assist poverty reduction and zero hunger goals in Mozambique

15 August 2019

Research demonstrates that Australia Awards alumni from Mozambique have made significant contributions to food production, disaster risk reduction and emergency response activities.

Evaluation, Survey, Higher Education, Education & Development,

Higher Education
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Australia Awards Vietnam alumnae in the right place at the right time

08 August 2019

New research into Vietnamese women who completed Australian development scholarships in the banking and finance sector provides some of the strongest evidence to date of alumnae making positive contributions to economic and public diplomacy outcomes.

Evaluation, Survey, Higher Education, Education & Development,

School
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A new way to assess social and emotional skills

02 August 2019

Field trials of a new measure of social and emotional skills from the OECD have just been completed, reports Dr Sue Thomson, ahead of a Research Conference 2019 presentation.

Assessment, School,