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Education spending ‘incoherent’: Mitchell Institute

An education policy and research body has rebuked the government for its approach to sector funding, calling it “disjointed”. Victoria University’s Mitchell Institute, in its report Expenditure on Education and Training in Australia 2017, based its view on 2015-16 federal, state ...

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Principal pleads for cutback in skills, increase in knowledge

Educational institutions prioritising teaching skills over knowledge is “seriously fuzzy thinking”, says Elizabeth Stone. The principal of Queenwood School for Girls, an independent school in Sydney, presented her views on this at the launch of the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation. She’s right in ...

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School readiness: a necessity not a luxury

Imagine the impact on prep teachers if all children starting school could confidently approach tasks, demonstrate an early understanding of literacy and numeracy concepts, focus for extended periods of time, hold a pencil correctly, socialise well with others and follow ...

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How learning spaces influence education

Interior designers and educators have met to discuss the future of Australia’s learning spaces and the challenges facing the sector. Hayball designer of educational spaces, Lisa Horton, said the main challenges were less land space for schools and universities, and ...

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