International Developments



Large scale assessment, Development education, Teacher aides, Literacy education, Numeracy, Access to education, Early childhood education, Evidence based practice, Gender equity


In this issue of International Developments we investigate a synthesis of research evidence that identifies the impact of interventions that offer high value in meeting education’s greatest challenges in development contexts. We explore how ACER’s school assessments are playing a part in supporting improvements in teaching and learning, and we examine the benefits of a program to collect evidence of education quality for governments, schools, communities and students in the Pacific region. This issue of International Developments also looks at ACER’s work with partners across South Asia to ensure inclusive and quality education for all, the development of a ‘road map’ for quality pre-primary education in Indonesia, work in Timor Leste to identify the impact of professional learning and mentoring on students’ learning outcomes and efforts to address educational gender disparities in Malawi.

Place of Publication

Melbourne Vic


Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)



Geographic Subject

East Timor, Indonesia, Malawi, Pacific region, South Asia, Africa