Marion Meiers is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational
Research in the Teaching, Learning and Leadership research program. She has a wide range
of research interests, including English and literacy education P-12, curriculum and
assessment, teachers’ professional learning, and program evaluation. Since 1998 at ACER
she has managed many commissioned projects in these fields, including a large-scale
national investigation of links between teachers’ professional learning and improved
student learning outcomes. She directed the seven-year ACER Longitudinal Literacy and
Numeracy Study of a national sample of Australian primary school children.
Prior to joining ACER, she had several years experience of consultancy and managing
national projects, as the Executive Liaison Officer of the Australian Literacy
Federation. She has extensive experience teaching in Victorian government secondary
schools, and in consultancy and administrative positions at regional and state level. She
has also taught English Method in teacher education courses at Monash and RMIT
universities. In 2009 and 2010 she was a member of the ACARA National Advisory Panel for
the Australian English Curriculum.
She has been an active member of literacy and English teacher professional associations
over many years, as a journal editor, and as Publications Director of the Australian
Literacy Educators’ Association.
Contributions to Books
Introduction, Teachers' stories : professional standards, professional learning : using STELLA as a framework for professional learning (2006)
Conference Papers & Presentations