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ISBN: 0864317778
Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Research Conference (2003 : Melbourne)


Research Conference 2003 brings together key researchers, policy makers and practitioners from a broad range of educational contexts from around Australia and overseas. The conference aims to enhance understanding of the significance of building teacher quality and strengthening the provision of learning opportunities for students, and identifying ways in which this work can best be informed by research. The conference will provide a ‘state-of-the-art’ review of: • research on improving teacher education, teacher quality and recruitment; • evidence of the effects of initial teacher education, induction and teacher professional development on teacher quality; • the major directions in which Australian policy and practice on teacher quality are heading; • how Australian developments compare with major trends overseas; • what research tells us about policy-useful understandings of issues of supply, remuneration and funding; and • what research tells us about the integral role of pedagogy in teacher quality.