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Fewer female students studying economics

Science isn’t the only field with a leaky gender pipeline – economics suffers similar issues. An analysis of data from the NSW Education Standards Authority – by Danielle Wood, an economist, Grattan Institute fellow and chair of the newly established ...

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Mindfulness may trigger past trauma in students

Classroom mindfulness can cause anxiety and stress in students who’ve experienced trauma, an expert has warned. Flinders University education academic Dr Leigh Burrows has advised that teachers who want to use the practice should learn their student’s backgrounds and not ...

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Kids read less when given e-readers

New research shows that today’s supposedly tech-addicted children can still be bookworms. This, however,  is more likely if they’re given a hard copy. The influence of access to eReaders, computers and mobile phones on children’s book reading frequency, published in ...

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Call to simplify enrolments for NSW ethics classes

Primary Ethics, the provider of ethics education in NSW primary schools, has called on the NSW education department to make enrolment processes for its classes more transparent. Primary Ethics chief executive Leonie Johnson said the new process, which only requires ...

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School leavers struggle to choose uni courses

Research from South Australia’s universities has found that 51 per cent of school leavers have trouble deciding on what to study at university. The study, supported by the federal Department of Education, surveyed year 12 students from 67 high schools ...

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