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Teaching teachers for the future

A new national project aims to equip all pre-service teachers with the skills to incorporate information and communication technologies (ICT) into their teaching. All 37 Australian universities that provider teacher education courses will be involved in the $7.8 million project, ...

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Hattie takes Australian post

Renowned education expert Professor John Hattie has been appointed Director of research at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education. Hattie is widely regarded as a leading education authority. His influential 2008 book, Visible Learning, is believed to be ...

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Youth still affected by GFC: study

The unemployment rate for teenage males not in full-time education rose from 18.2 per cent in 2009 to 18.8 per cent in 2010. The number of teenagers starting apprenticeships and traineeships dropped by more than 15,000 between 2008 and 2009, ...

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Scrap School Certificate: Expert

As almost 90,000 Year 10 students sit their 2010 School Certificate exams this week, an education expert has called for the abolition of the state-wide assessment. Professor Margaret Vickers, from the School of Education and the Centre for Educational Research ...

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Study on child binge drinking habits

Children who are supplied with alcohol by people other than their parents are up to six times more likely to binge drink, a new study has found. The Australian Drug Foundation released on Monday some of the findings of a ...

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Swimmers are smarter?

More than 10,000 swimming students will be surveyed in the world’s most comprehensive study into early-years swimming. The joint project between Griffith University, Kids Alive Swim Program and Swim Australia aims to determine whether regular swimming contributes to the physical, ...

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Teachers want equal pay

Early childhood teachers want annual pay increases of up to $14,000 so they are paid the same as primary school teachers. They held rallies in Sydney and Newcastle last night under the slogan "teachers are teachers" asking for the 20 ...

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Promises, promises

A re-elected Victorian government will build two new tech schools as part of a $194 million investment in trades training, it announced on Monday. Premier John Brumby made the announcement with Education and Skills Minister Bronwyn Pike in the regional ...

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A preferred scenario

This was the “preferred scenario” for NAPLAN and My School outlined by renowned education expert Professor Brian Caldwell at a Senate hearing on Monday. “There was marginal improvement in student achievement in the early part of the decade but results ...

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Principals not muzzled: Orgill

The chairman of the body reviewing the federal government's school building program has rejected claims principals have been muzzled from speaking out about mismanagement. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has accused the government of bullying principals into silence, preventing them from ...

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