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Book talks with librarians: Opportunities and perspectives
Book talks with librarians: Opportunities and perspectives

A study of children participating in book talks in libraries has shown differing lines of priority between classroom teachers and librarians when it comes to reading, and suggests they should work together more cohesively.

Infographic: How students in Southeast Asia performed in PISA 2018
Infographic: How students in Southeast Asia performed in PISA 2018

Today's infographic gives a global snapshot of the highest and lowest performing countries from PISA 2018 in reading, mathematics and science, and how they compare with students’ scores in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand and the Philippines.

Infographic: Child online safety in Southeast Asia
Infographic: Child online safety in Southeast Asia

Results of a cyber safety survey of 145 426 children and adolescents, conducted over three years with respondents from 30 different countries, have recently been released. Here are some of the global findings, and where participating countries in Southeast Asia ranked in guidance and education.

COVID-19: Remote learning out of reach for one-third of schoolchildren
COVID-19: Remote learning out of reach for one-third of schoolchildren

Worrying analysis shows at least one-third of the world’s schoolchildren have been unable to access remote learning programs put in place to provide continuity of education as schools close their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teaching and learning activities: Everyday science in the early years
Teaching and learning activities: Everyday science in the early years

A new research-based series encourages early years educators to take advantage of everyday teaching and learning opportunities to improve young children’s scientific understanding, and shares four step-by-step activities for the classroom or learning at home.

Infographic: Teenage career expectations over time

A new report from the OECD explores the career aspirations of 15-year-olds from across the world. In this infographic, we look at the percentage of boys and girls expecting to work in one of the 10 most commonly cited jobs when they are 30 years old, and how their career choices have changed over time.

Making lessons more physically active
Making lessons more physically active

Researchers have assessed the impact of physically active lessons on students’ educational, health and cognition outcomes. They found that implementing physical activity into classroom lessons has a positive impact on some domains.

Indonesia fifth in teacher status rankings
Indonesia fifth in teacher status rankings

Teachers in Indonesia are highly valued and well respected by members of the public, according to an international report.

Infographic: Teacher status around the world

A global survey asked members of the public in 35 countries about their attitudes to teachers and teaching, with data used to create a ‘status index’ score out of 100. Today’s infographic looks at the 15 countries where teachers are most valued, according to their score.

Teacher comments in school reports: What's effective?
Teacher comments in school reports: What's effective?

In the third article in a series related to ACER’s Communication Student Learning Progress project, Dr Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard highlight some of the observations that they’ve made in their early analysis of teacher comments on school reports.