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Does homework contribute to student success?
Does homework contribute to student success?

The effectiveness of homework continues to be a hotly debated topic, but what does the research tell us? Jo Earp explores.

The Research Files: Episode 4 with Mere Berryman
The Research Files: Episode 4 with Mere Berryman

We speak to Mere Berryman, from the University of Waikato in Hamilton, about a program aimed at increasing engagement among Maori secondary school students in New Zealand and the implications for educators here in Australia.

Classroom discipline in Australia

Do Australian students generally take care to create a pleasant atmosphere in the classroom? Find out in this Teacher infographic.

Alternative pathways
Alternative pathways

Undertaking a vocational qualification in school is linked to increased Year 12 completion rates for male Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students, according to a new report.

The Research Files Episode 3: Attendance and outcomes with Dr Steve Zubrick
The Research Files Episode 3: Attendance and outcomes with Dr Steve Zubrick

This month we speak to Steve Zubrick, who recently carried out research into the link between student attendance and educational outcomes.

Leading learning in a digital age
Leading learning in a digital age

The 21st Century challenges leaders to perform in very different ways. Here, find out how some school leaders are embracing the digital age.

Encouraging STEM success
Encouraging STEM success

Tasmanian academics have launched a new framework designed to build the capacity of STEM teachers and support them in selecting resources.

Exploring quality and equity
Exploring quality and equity

The benefits of quality learning in the early years and re-emerging gender issues in mathematics are among the hot topics that will be explored at this year's ACER Research Conference.

Influences on student spending behaviour

What influences student spending behaviour in Australia? Take a look at this Teacher infographic.

A principal's working day

What is the task that takes up the most time in a principal's working day? Find out in this Teacher infographic.