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Response to ISIS requires ‘soft’ approach, too: expert

Hard counter-terrorism responses to the Paris bombing risk neglecting de-radicalisation programs, which schools play a key role in, an expert has said. Hard responses could include military action, increased securitisation, toughened legislative measures and clamping down with law enforcement. Nationals ...

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Teen perceptions of cosmetic surgery under the knife

Deakin University research is trying to unmask perceptions teenagers have of cosmetic surgery. Operation Belle, launched by Deakin education lecturer, Dr Michiko Weinmann, is seeking to interview young women about such surgery and use the information to develop an educational kit ...

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ANZAC history, multiculturalism linked: official

Multicultural Australia has its roots in ANZAC history and school students must understand this, an official has said. Chris Fox, chief executive of the Camp Gallipoli Foundation – which aims to educate young people about ANZAC soldiers – said Australian history ...

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USYD shows real-world STEM to schoolkids

Science and maths came to life at the University of Sydney STEM Day of Inquiry. The event gave 300 Year 9 students from 11 schools across Western Sydney a real-life look at science in action. It encouraged students to pursue their ...

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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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Shall they compare thee to the first day of school?

Students, teachers and even education ministers are being asked to reflect on their experiences with starting school in a Charles Sturt University research project. Pedagogies of Educational Transitions (POET) – an international research collaboration CSU is part of – is asking people ...

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