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Informing teaching practice

Our next issue of Education Review carries a special report profiling Australian principals and teachers who are undertaking a range of postgraduate studies. Here’s a preview from that report. Compiled by Natasha Egan. Leonie McCormack is an early childhood teacher, ...

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VET funding under the spotlight

National Centre for Vocational Education Research managing director Tom Karmel made his comment after the release of 2011 NCVER statistics that show more than 92 per cent of students who enrol in a VET course intend to complete it. The ...

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Even the best ideas take time

OPINION One of my most favourite poems is The Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot and my most favourite lines in it include these from Little Gidding: What we call the beginning is often the end And to make an end ...

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Fit for life

A new study is examining why some teenage girls buck the trend and maintain healthy physical activity levels while the majority of their peers do not. During the transition from primary school to high school, there is a significant decrease ...

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Child homelessness ‘overlooked’: charity

The Labor government has largely overlooked the issue of child homelessness, a leading charity group has said. Mission Australia chief executive Toby Hall said a "patchwork approach to welfare" was letting down homeless children. He said two years after the ...

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Paper poses questions on NSW youth laws

Assault, damaging property, shoplifting and breaching bail are some of the common offences getting NSW youth into trouble. Now the NSW Attorney-General wants community help in shaping the laws surrounding young offenders, in the hopes of stopping children repeating the ...

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VET added to My School

The My School website will give detailed information about vocational education (VET) in secondary schools from next February. The third major update to the site also will include the ability to compare academic improvements made by students with similar starting ...

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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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