Graeme Withers


Disenchantment, disengagement, disappearance: Some recent statistics and a commentary on non-attendance in school

Graeme Withers examines statistics on school non-attendance, and makes recommendations for future data collection and policies.

Engaging secondary students in lifelong learning

What can secondary schools do to develop lifelong learning skills? ACER conducted research into lifelong learning in 1999-2000 to identify key educational concepts that are argued to provide the foundations for lifelong learning. ACER has now produced a second report that extends the research in...

Boys in school and society

Abstract In the past decade there has been a growing perception in Australia that girls have become more successful pursuing their educational goals than boys - especially in educational outcomes relating to literacy. In addition there is evidence from a range of studies that boys...