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The provision of early childhood care and education services in this country is insufficient, fragmented, under funded and inconsistent, according to this report. Alison Elliott calls for a coherent, long-term national action plan and timeline to develop and implement an integrated, well-funded, regulated and managed...
There’s not much for children in this budget, according to the Australian Council for Educational Research’s Alison Elliott
THIS week’s federal budget offers little in response to the growing educational, ethical and economic imperatives to provide high-quality early childhood programs. There is no...
AS EARLY CHILDHOOD experts and commentators have often said, much current child care and early childhood policy is based on outdated ideas of parents’ workforce participation, family and workplace mobility, and what constitutes a ‘working week’. It also largely ignores the long discredited distinction between...
Lawrence Ingvarson, Adrian Beavis, Charlotte Danielson, Louise Ellis and Alison Elliott for that graduates of the Bachelor of Learning Management degree believed that they were better prepared for the first year of teaching than graduates from other Queensland universities. That finding was supported by an...
It is well over twenty years since the widespread introduction of computers in schools. But rarely does a day pass when there isn't debate about information and communication technology access, cost, training and quality. Most schools would say they don't have enough computers, that teachers...
ACER's Research Director of Early Childhood Education, Alison Elliott, recently contributed the following opinion article to Brisbane's Courier Mail newspaper regarding trends for suspending students from school.
Every Child puts the spotlight on the early years of childhood. Published quarterly, it contains informative articles on such issues as health, education and social trends, and also book reviews, profiles and guest statements from well-known identities. Articles focus on aspects of early childhood from...