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About Marion Meiers (1941-2018)

BA, DipEd Melb, BEd, MEd Monash, MACE

Marion had a wide range of research interests, including English and literacy education P-12, curriculum and assessment, teachers’ professional learning, and program evaluation.
Her immediate past position was as a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research in the Teaching, Learning and Leadership research program.
From 1998 to her retirement in 2016, at ACER she 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.


1998 - 2016 Senior Research Fellow, Teaching, Learning and Leadership, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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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


Articles (Refereed) (10)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (7)

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