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Asking the right questions

NAPLAN has missed the point and focused on the wrong end of analysis; My School is a big yawn and has not greatly influenced what happens in schools and the digital education revolution is having virtually no effect. You would ...

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New leadership institute launched

A new cross sector education leadership institute in Queensland is believed to be the first of its kind in Australia. The recently launched Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELI) has been established by the state’s public, Catholic and independent sectors to ...

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Consider culture in maths learning

Planning for quality learning in maths must take culture, language, attendance and core mathematical understanding into consideration to help indigenous learners succeed. Griffith University Professor of Education, Robyn Jorgensen, told the recent ACER research conference that indigenous students may have ...

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Early diagnosis of problems is key: research

Children with special health care needs in early childhood may be more prone to social and learning difficulties in their first years of school, new research has found. Children with chronic physical, developmental, behavioural or emotional conditions requiring health and ...

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Vive le revolution

The return of Labor to government – albeit a minority government – is a positive development for Australian education if for no other reason than the long awaited review into schools funding will go ahead. That’s the view of many ...

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Good weather just won’t cut it

Australia needs to do more to attract and retain its immigrant teachers, as new research has found a third were dissatisfied with their experience of migrating to Australia. Further, 40 per cent had experienced significant periods of unemployment since their ...

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Raising the bar

The national accreditation of pre-service teacher education programs will raise the quality of teachers, improve teacher mobility and boost Australia’s international reputation for teacher training. Initial responses to the consultation paper for the new national system, recently released by the ...

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Time’s up

It’s back to the future for the island state. The Tasmania Tomorrow reforms have unravelled, with two of the three post-Year 10 educational authorities to be brought back under the ambit of the state education department. The controversial reforms – ...

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