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Where’s the evidence?

According to the promo on its cover from the Times educational supplement, Visible Learning “reveals teaching’s Holy Grail”. This was a risky gambit. Of course, it excites curiosity to know what the Holy Grail of teaching might be. But it ...

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Fellows 2010

Fellowships are awarded to educators who have been judged by their peers to have made a distinctive contribution to education in Australia. Congratulations to all award winners. Ms Fiona Bailey FACE Professor Lynda Beazley OA FACE Dr Anne Benjamin FACE ...

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A question of inclusion

Educational reform is going on apace in Australia at present. We have major building projects, computers in schools, the new curriculum, NAPLAN and My School. It has created lots of excitement and fanfare – but what about students with special ...

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Contributing to policy debate and developments

ACE has recently completed a number of submissions to national consultation processes including the draft Indigenous Education Action Plan, the draft National Professional Standards for Teachers, the draft K-10 National Curriculum, and the draft Terms of Reference for the Review ...

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National Professional Standards for Teachers

The Standards are central to the reform agenda of the National Partnership on Improving Teacher Quality that was agreed by all Australian governments in 2008. This article outlines the current status of the national standards work. The National Partnership targets ...

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AITSL Board of Directors

The Board includes nominees from all jurisdictions and a range of important stakeholders including the Catholic and independent education sectors, professional associations, teacher education unions and teacher educators. Photo: Inaugural AITSL Board Meeting February 2010 Back row (L to R): ...

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AITSL welcomes inaugural CEO

AITSL Board Chair, Mr Anthony Mackay, said “This is an outstanding appointment. Margery Evans brings a wealth of experience, expertise and commitment to improving teaching and school leadership in Australian schools and is highly respected in the educational community.” Margery ...

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Profile: Bill Louden, Deputy Chair

Professor Bill Louden needs little introduction to many educators across Australia. He has been actively engaged in many of the significant educational discussions in this country over recent years. In particular Professor Louden was a member of the National Inquiry ...

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The NAPLAN story

Prior to development and implementation of NAPLAN each state and territory conducted its own regime of numeracy and literacy testing for primary and secondary school students. These tests were an integral feature of state-based monitoring and reporting for up to ...

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