ACER's research in early childhood education and the early years of schooling addresses school readiness, literacy and numeracy, curriculum and standards development, quality and equity, teaching and learning, and assessment.

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Submissions from 2019

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Learning through play beyond the early years, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Little J & Big Cuz – supporting successful transitions to school, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Fostering early literacy in PNG, Dan Cloney

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Assessment of children as confident and involved learners in Early Childhood Education and Care: Literature review, Dan Cloney, Jen Jackson, and Pru Mitchell

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Is Little J and Big Cuz suitable for children in preschool? Case study 6: Wulagi Family Centre, Wulagi School, Kathryn Moyle

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Preparing socially and emotionally for preschool with Little J and Big Cuz: Case study 2: One Tree Community Centre Yera Children's service, Kathryn Moyle

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Learning through play at school: A study of playful integrated pedagogies that foster children’s holistic skills development in the primary school classroom, Rachel Parker and Bo Stjerne Thomsen

Submissions from 2018

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From inspiration to award win: Little J & Big Cuz’s journey to the Logies, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Research Conference 2018 closes in Sydney, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Buk bilong Pikinini Literacy Program Evaluation 2018: Evaluation Report, Dan Cloney and Prue Anderson

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Improving access to pre-primary education for all in Indonesia, Dan Cloney, Budiarti Rahayu, and Fitria Anggriani

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Miss Chen’s blog: Literacy in the early years, Rebecca Vukovic

Submissions from 2017

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A positive start: Using television to support Indigenous learning, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Little J and Big Cuz coming soon to classrooms, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Looking for the X factors in Indigenous early education, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Measuring Indigenous childhood development in remote Australia, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Supporting the early years transitions of vulnerable children, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Leading age-appropriate pedagogies in the early years of school, Beverley R. Fluckiger, Julie Dunn, Madonna Stinson, and Elizabeth Wheeley

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Early years transitions: supporting children and families at risk of experiencing vulnerability: rapid literature review, Jacynta Krakouer, Pru Mitchell, Jenny Trevitt, and Anita Kochanoff

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Quality is key in early childhood education in Australia, Kate Torii, Stacey Fox, and Dan Cloney

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Miss Chen’s blog: Traditional Indigenous games in preschool, Rebecca Vukovic

Submissions from 2016

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Everybody counts: Maths teaching for children with Down syndrome, ACER

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How to foster early numeracy skill development, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Little J and Big Cuz ready for school, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Supporting traumatised children in the classroom, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Working together: The UIS and ACER collaborate to advance education, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Aboriginal Early Childhood Education: Why attendance and true engagement are equally important, Jacynta Krakouer

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Literature Review relating to the current context and discourse surrounding Indigenous Early Childhood Education, School Readiness and Transition Programs to Primary School, Jacynta Krakouer

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School ready: A good start for all children, Geoff N. Masters

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Counting on it : Early numeracy development and the preschool child, Kate Reid

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Do the math: Preschool numeracy development, Kate Reid

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Fostering Understanding of Early Numeracy Development, Kate Reid and Nicola Andrews

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Studying early childhood education in the Philippines, Amanda Taylor

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Childhood trauma : Developmental pathways and implications for the classroom, Mollie Tobin

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Victorian Teacher Supply and Demand Report 2012 and 2013, Paul R. Weldon, Chandra Shah, and Glenn Rowley

Submissions from 2015

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Group-based solutions risk ignoring individuality, ACER

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Innovative research classroom to help discover the science of learning, ACER

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Teaching reading in the early years, Prue Anderson

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Long-term impact: Early childhood education in the Philippines, Rachel Parker

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The cure for early grades assessment difficulties? Take a tablet, Maurice Walker

Submissions from 2014

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The Early Grade Reading Assessment : Assessing children's acquisition of basic literacy skills in developing countries, ACER

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The ‘essence’ of effective teaching, ACER

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Literacy learning in the early years, Marion Meiers

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Planning for learning in the early years, Marion Meiers

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Growth in literacy and numeracy in the early years, Marion Meiers and Kate Reid

Submissions from 2013

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Footprints in Time : Who Am I? and Renfrew Word Finding Vocabulary Test : report on wave 2 data, Sarah Buckley, Catherine Underwood, and Nola Purdie

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Literacy and numeracy interventions in the early years of schooling : a literature review : report to the Ministerial Advisory Group on Literacy and Numeracy, Marion Meiers, Kate Reid, Phillip McKenzie, and Suzanne Mellor

Submissions from 2012

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Starting school : a strengths‐based approach towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, Stephanie Armstrong, Sarah Buckley, Michele Lonsdale, Gina Milgate, Laura Bennetts Kneebone, Louise Cook, and Fiona Skelton

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Evaluation of the assessment and rating process under the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and School Age Care, Sheldon Rothman, David Kelly, Bridie Raban, Mollie Tobin, Jocelyn Cook, Kate O’Malley, Clare Ozolins, and Meredith Bramich

Events from 2011

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Session A - Success in the early years for remote Indigenous children., Georgie Nutton

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A new era in early years learning, Bridie Raban

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Enhancing education, Sheldon Rothman, David Slattery, Sarah Buckley, and John Ainley

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Current requirements for tertiary qualifications in early childhood education : implications for policy : final report, Glenn Rowley, Julie Kos, Bridie Raban, Marilyn Fleer, Joy Cullen, and Alison Elliott

Submissions from 2010

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Lifelong effects of attendance at Kindergarten Union preschools in South Australia, Katina D'Onise, John W. Lynch, and Robyn A. McDermott

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Using television to improve learning opportunities for Indigenous Children, Michele Lonsdale

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Content fundamentals for a TV show aimed at Indigenous children aged 3 to 6: a literature review and discussion paper, David Norris

Submissions from 2009

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Preschool Education in Australia, Andrew Dowling and Kate O’Malley

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Literacy and numeracy diagnostic tools : an evaluation, Margaret Forster

Submissions from 2008

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A Longitudinal Investigation of Literacy Achievement and Development in the First Three Years of School, Marion Meiers

Submissions from 2006

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Early Childhood Education : Pathways to quality and equity for all children, Alison Elliott

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Rethinking and Reshaping Early Childhood Care and Education Policy : Visions and Directions for the Future., Alison Elliott

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Growth in Literacy and Numeracy in the First Three Years of School., Marion Meiers, Siek Toon Khoo, Ken Rowe, Andrew Stephanou, Prue Anderson, and Kathy Nolan

Submissions from 2005

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In Teachers' Hands : Effective Literacy Teaching Practices in the Early Years of Schooling, William Louden, Mary Rohl, Caroline Barratt Pugh, Claire Brown, Trevor Cairney, Jess Elderfield, Helen House, Marion Meiers, Judith Rivalland, and Ken Rowe

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Numeracy in the Early Years: Project Good Start, Sue Thomson, Ken Rowe, Catherine Underwood, and Ray Peck

Submissions from 2004

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Where to Now for Early Childhood Education and Care?, Alison Elliott

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Supporting English Literacy and Numeracy Learning for Indigenous Students in the Early Years, Tracey Frigo, Matthew Corrigan, Isabelle Adams, Paul Hughes, Maria Stephens, and Davina Woods

Submissions from 2002

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Diversity and learning in the early years of school, Tracey Frigo and Isabelle Adams

Submissions from 2000

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Technical Assistance for Preparation of the Primary Teacher Training Project., Graeme Withers