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Quality & Standards

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Recognising excellence in educational leadership

12 December 2017

Lawrence Ingvarson describes the development of Australia’s new voluntary principal certification system.

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Evidence-based education needs standardised assessment

24 November 2017

Standardised assessments are powerful tools in building a strong evidence base for education policy and practice, as Jen Jackson and Ross Turner explain.

Assessment, Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School

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What employers really want

18 October 2017

New research investigates whether vocational training focuses on the skills employers value most.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult

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Improving girls’ education in Malawi

10 October 2017

A holistic and collaborative evidence-based approach is needed to address educational gender disparities in Malawi, as Sally Robertson explains.

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Future directions for Year 12 assessment

15 September 2017

Doug McCurry explores whether contradictory concerns about senior secondary schooling in Australia can be lessened or even resolved.

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Super synthesis: Evidence of what works in education for development

30 August 2017

A synthesis of research evidence identifies the impact of interventions that offer high value in meeting education’s greatest challenges in development contexts, as Jeaniene Spink explains.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International