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Australian students need Asian studies: expert

Studying the languages and cultures of Australia’s neighbours must become an education priority, an expert has said. Dr Jane Orton, from the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education said Australian students – throughout the whole spectrum of education – ...

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Expert warns NSW deradicalisation package won’t work

The NSW Government's multimillion-dollar program to prevent radicalisation will backfire, a University of Sydney expert has warned. The Baird Government announced today it plans to spend $47 million on combating extremism in schools. The program features training teachers and staff to ...

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Calls for national effort to protect autistic students

While recent stories of kids with autism being detained by their teachers have hit the media spotlight, many similar incidents may be occurring without scrutiny, an official has said. Autism Awareness Australia chief executive Nicole Rogerson said the fragmented nature of the ...

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Optimism helps mental health in children

Helping young children pinpoint what emotions they’re feeling can prevent mental illness, an expert said. By the time of adulthood, one in four children experience a mental health issue. Dr Rosie Rooney, co-director of Curtin University’s Aussie Optimism program, which aims ...

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