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Australian Council for Educational Research

Around the World in 30 Days (February 2015)

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.27.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In February, I continued my conversations on global education with Lord Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Australia's Geoff Masters (CEO of Australian Council for Educational Research) and Susan Mann (CEO of Education Services Australia). I learned further about how technology is entering the classroom and how this is helping to broaden cross-cultural perspectives in education.

The Global Search for Education: How to Improve -- From Australia

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.10.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In his paper, "Is School Reform Working?", Professor Geoff Masters explores whether or not the policy settings for Australian schools are on track to ensure future improvements in that country's decade-long decline in the PISA test. I caught up with him recently to get some answers to the questions I had.

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Special Education

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.28.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

There are over 400 special schools in Australia, educating around 20 percent of the 150,000 students with special educational needs or a disability who are enrolled in schools nationally. The other 80 percent are enrolled in mainstream schools.