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ACER wins workplace award

ACER wins workplace award

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2021

ACER has been honoured in the 2021 AFR BOSS Best Places to Work list: Government, Education & Not-for-Profit.

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ACER to lead international teacher knowledge survey

ACER to lead international teacher knowledge survey

Tuesday, 6 Apr 2021

ACER is leading an innovative new survey designed to improve our understanding of the nature of teachers’ general pedagogical knowledge.

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How do we address our underachievement problem?

How do we address our underachievement problem?

Tuesday, 30 Mar 2021

In the third in our series on The Big Five Challenges in Education in a Changed World, experts from education research and practice, and from a leading Australian charity, discussed the lingering impact of early underachievement at school. 

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The ACER Foundation initiates, develops and manages research-based projects that aim to address the needs of educationally disadvantaged groups in the community.

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Major projects of the ACER Foundation include the School Readiness Initiative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and the Australian STEM Video Games Challenge.

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In making a donation to the ACER Foundation your funds will be invested in supporting activities designed to address educational disadvantage.

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The ACER Alumni community has been established through the ACER Foundation to link together former and current senior staff, through activities that highlight new strategic developments in the organisation.

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Joining ACER means working with one of the world’s leading educational research organisations and working collaboratively across Australian and international projects.

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Established in 1930, ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policy makers and professional practitioners

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