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US guide on history and racism

Dr Nado Aveling said her research in Montana, which introduced the mandatory Indian Education for All Act in 1999, showed the need for targeted teacher preparation. “While I was in Montana, I saw a great deal of enthusiasm and hard ...

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Early childcare gets a tick

“In the past, parents have been worried that early use of childcare may cause behavioural and developmental problems in their children, but we have found that is not the case,” says Associate Professor Linda Harrison from CSU’s school of teacher ...

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Goolagong in the swing with kids

The former world No.1 and Wimbledon champion, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, is travelling around the country to engage young indigenous students through sport, after forming a scholarship program partnership with Tennis Australia. Attending the event at the State Tennis Centre in ...

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Need for 1700 more schools, says report

A report in The Australian, “Schools to chalk up massive growth” indicated that the federal Department of Education is expecting an additional 670,000 students by 2020. The majority (520,000) will be in primary schools with the Independent Schools Council of ...

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Second language helps job prospects

A new report from senior lecturer Kate Fitch of Murdoch’s school of media communication and culture found that public relations employers in Perth and Singapore rated language skills highly, though for different reasons. While the companies surveyed in Australia valued ...

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Kicking a goal for healthy lifestyles

Hawks in Schools, launched recently, required students from the Faculty of Education’s sport and outdoor recreation course to work with Hawthorn’s community manager Dayna Mackenzie to develop and deliver a community outreach program in local schools The program is a ...

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$5 billion not guaranteed

Schools minister Peter Garrett, has stated that the $5 billion had ‘always been an estimate on Mr Gonski’s part’. The reform to school funding recommended by the inquiry headed by David Gonski comes with a price tag, based on 2009 ...

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More work needed

A report by the New South Wales auditor-general Peter Achterstraat found that there had been no improvement among Indigenous primary school students in the past decade. This comes despite extensive efforts – backed by significant financial resources, including $71 million ...

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