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Susan Close new SA education minister

South Australian manufacturing minister Susan Close has taken over the state’s education and child development portfolio following the resignation of Jennifer Rankine. Upper House MP Kyam Maher, who was elevated into cabinet following Rankine’s resignation on Monday, will take over Close’s ...

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Expert: the best teachers learn with students

Know your students – their learning styles and backgrounds – leading education expert David Zyngier said as he weighed in on what makes a great teacher. Zyngier, a senior lecturer in the faculty of education at Monash University, said the best ...

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Teacher training overhaul recommended

An audit of literacy teaching in early education has called for sweeping changes in the way universities and other providers train teachers. The report, officially released late yesterday by the NSW Board of Studies and Educational Standards (BOSTES) set out ...

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Stoush erupts over teaching course standards

University deans have accused the NSW education minister of “fouling his own nest” over criticisms of accredited teaching courses which he told News Limited media were potentially letting down students and schools. Discussing the findings of a yet to be ...

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How to make primary school special

Professor argues that teachers with expertise in single subjects can make a big improvement in younger children’s education. By Antonia Maiolo A leading education academic has called for a rethink of primary schooling in Australia, saying there’s a need to ...

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WA schools tell of funding woes

Schools in Western Australia have this week submitted their funding stories to the government in a bid to show how cuts are affecting students’ education. P&Cs have been sharing their school funding stories with The Western Australian Council of State ...

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Confidence in employment lacking, poll shows

Australian students aren’t confident about their job prospects, a recent poll shows. The latest Australian Gallup Student Poll – a convenience sample of more than 5000 students in years 5–12 in 24 schools across six states – reveals that less ...

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Define and conquer

Success in the quest for better results in the classroom will require a more uniform grasp of the concepts applied in the name of quality. By Jennifer Gore. Few people would deny that quality teaching matters. Researchers know it. Parents ...

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Startling development

An experienced leader discusses best practice in professional education for teachers. By Antonia Maiolo. Ongoing training for educators can greatly improve the teaching and learning environment in the classroom, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership CEO Margery Evans says. ...

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