The ACER Research Conference 1997: Raising Australian Standards in Mathematics and Science: Insight from TIMSS, was held from 12-14 October 1997, at the Old Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.

Conference sessions and speakers

Monday 13 October 1997

  • 10:00 AM - Overview of TIMSS in Australia, Jan Lokan
  • 11.30 AM - Insights for Australian science education, Peter Fansham
  • 12.00PM - Insights for Australian mathematics education, Kaye Stacey
  • 2:00 PM - Classroom mathematics instruction in three cultures: An introduction to the TIMSS Video Study, James Stiger

Tuesday 14 October 1997

  • 9:00 AM - Mathematics and science education in Singapore, Chang Swee Tong
  • 2:00 PM - Report from the Numeracy Education Strategy Development Group, Will Morony
  • 2:30 PM - Report from the ASTEC Primary Science Investigation, Tim Hardy
  • 3:30 PM - The way forward: Suggested responses for Australian education systems, Ken Boston


Submissions from 1999


Raising Australian Standards in Mathematics and Science: Insights from TIMSS (Conference Proceedings), Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)


Overview of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in Australia, Jan Lokan