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Minister accused of teacher bashing

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has been attacked for saying teacher quality is the major challenge when it comes to improving academic results in poor suburbs. An analysis of NAPLAN test results shows children at public schools in poor communities ...

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Top lawyer gives back to alma mater

The University of NSW has announced a $600,000 scholarship program for disadvantaged students to study law. The program is being funded by Australian author, entrepreneur and lawyer John M. Green. The university said that it was “one of the most ...

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Calling lost participants

Did you begin teacher education in New South Wales or Victoria in 2002/3 or 2006? Dr Helen Watt and Dr Paul Richardson from Monash University are co-chief investigators of FIT-Choice (Factors Influencing Teaching Choice), a longitudinal study investigating pathways of ...

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Government to tackle Aboriginal truancy

Amnesty International says disadvantaged Aborigines need local solutions, not the "failed" intervention policy being pursued by the federal government. Indigenous affairs minister Jenny Macklin on Tuesday said the government would do whatever it took to lift education standards and tackle ...

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Adventures overseas

From August 2007 to January 2011, Maureen McInroy worked as an English language teacher and educator for special purposes (vocational training) with Hue University, College of Foreign Languages in Hue City, Vietnam. Here, she shares her experience: Every year students ...

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Pressure leads to ‘sexting’

Both young men and women experience peer pressure to share sexual images through the new phenomenon of ‘sexting’, preliminary findings from a study has found. The University of Melbourne study was one of the first academic investigations into ‘sexting’ from ...

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Flood trauma may be unnoticed in kids

Queensland preschoolers and adolescents whose homes were flooded last summer may not be getting the psychological help they deserve, an expert has warned. Professor Justin Kenardy told a recent Brisbane conference on mental health and disasters that the effects on ...

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No shooting lessons in NSW schools: Piccoli

There are no plans to allow target shooting in NSW schools, despite the education department investigating the proposal last year, NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has said. An internal department submission obtained by The Daily Telegraph showed that planning was underway last year ...

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More can be done on disabilities, says Gillard

 Australia can do better for children with disabilities, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said. Gillard addressed a community cabinet meeting in Kingston, south of Hobart, on Monday night and was asked a question about disability services from the mother of ...

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