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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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Education ministers back new national standards

State and federal education ministers have endorsed assessment standards for the new Australian curriculum and a framework for national teacher registration. They have also got behind a proposal to fund professional development for principals and a national model to identify ...

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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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Link salary to standards: expert

 Teachers' salaries must be linked to national teaching standards to improve the quality of teaching or Australia risks sliding backwards on international measures, a leading education academic has said. Professor Stephen Dinham of the University of Melbourne said that previous attempts to drive ...

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Indigenous kids need priming before school

 Indigenous children's brains need special training to prepare them for the school classroom, a parliamentary inquiry has heard. Speech pathologist Mary-Ruth Mendel, who founded the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation, appeared before the parliamentary inquiry into indigenous languages last Thursday. Mendel told ...

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