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About Dr John Ainley

Dr John Ainley, BSc, MEd, PhD Melb, FACE, is Principal Research Fellow, and formerly Deputy CEO (Researcher) of the Australian Council for Educational Research and Research Director of its National and International Surveys Program.

His research interests span several areas. His research on post-compulsory education and training has involved analyses of the progress of young people in Australia through school, further education, training and work, studies of influences on subject choice in the senior secondary years and the progress of students through the senior secondary years. He has used longitudinal research methods to study the development of literacy over the first five years of school. His research on information and communication technology in education has encompassed case studies of innovative teaching and learning practices in schools and a national survey of ICT literacy in Australian schools. He has surveyed in the East Asia and Pacific region to assess knowledge needs and access to the global development learning network.

Dr Ainley is a member of the Education and Training Statistics Advisory Group of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Consortium Advisory Group for the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and the Youth Advisory Group for the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. He is a member of the editorial boards of Education Research and Evaluation and the Education Research Review and was formerly editor of the Australian Journal of Education. He was a member of a group that conducted a national study of the impact of educational research. He has been a visiting scholar at the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research in San Francisco and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
[ NOTE: A full list of publications is available in the Curriculum Vitae attached.]


Present Principal Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
formerly Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Research), Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

Australian Council for Educational Research
19 Prospect Hill Rd,
Camberwell, VIC, Australia 3124
T: +61 3 9277 5555
F: +61 3 9277 5500


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