Read the first set of issues papers that were released for the ACER Review of Years 9 to 12 in Tasmania. They examine current general topics about Australian education and specific topics about secondary education in Tasmania. Thus, they can inform the the work of NEAT’s member associations in Tasmania.
During the Review, ACER intends to develop brief summaries of issues as they develop from discussions, consultations and submissions.
Download issues papers from the links at https://www.acer.edu.au/tasmania-912-review/issues-papers
Five Challenges in Australian School Education, by Geoff N Masters AO (May 2016) PDF
Out-of-field Teaching in Australian Secondary Schools, by Paul Weldon (June 2016) PDF
Retention, Progression and Participation Rates in Tasmanian Schools, 2006-2015, by ACER (August 2016) PDF
Saul Eslake 2015-08-13 Talk to Teachers
On Thursday, August 13 at the RYCT, Saul Eslake spoke with professional teaching association members on key strategies for improving educational outcomes. He is an independent economist. Formerly Chief Economist at Merrill Lynch, Mr Eslake is well known throughout Australia and internationally as an incisive commentator on economic, educational and social issues. He has kindly made the paper supporting his address available to members on this NEAT blog. In addition, he provided his research report of a presentation in Launceston on June 19, 2015 to the Tasmanian Leaders’ Forum wherein a number of the charts illustrate some of the strands in his presentation to teachers. The link to that research paper: Saul Eslake 2015-06-19 Tasmanian Leaders Forum
Saul Eslake’s official website with his extensive research and video commentary is Saul Eslake Economist
New TCCI report, Tasmania Report 2015 compiled by Saul Eslake includes a chapter on Tasmanian education:
RETAINING STUDENTS BEYOND YEAR 10
On Thursday June 25th from 4.30 -5.30 pm, Professor Neil Cranston will present the findings of a three-year ARC Linkage Project entitled Beyond Year 10 at a NEAT meeting. The project was a partnership between a team from the Faculty of Education and the Department of Education.
The project aimed to investigate factors that influence student retention beyond the compulsory years of schooling in rural, regional and disadvantaged communities. Students in Grades 5, 7, 9, 10 and 11 from over 75 Tasmanian schools were targeted, along with school and college principals, teachers, parents and members of the community.
The findings are significant for Tasmanian education in all sectors.