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CIS report puts spotlight on religious schools

Criticisms and concerns have plagued the release of a new report suggesting religious schools produce students with more liberal and tolerant social attitudes and higher rates of civic participation. ‘The Rise of Religious Schools in Australia’, a new paper by ...

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Flat salary scale a hindrance for Australia: OECD

Over the last decade Australia has witnessed one of the largest increases in starting salaries for graduate teachers compared with its international colleagues. However, Australia’s flat salary scale could compromise its ability to retain its teaching workforce in the long ...

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Culture clash

Racial tensions in the community are spilling over into schools with new research showing 80 per cent of migrant students report experiencing racism. Intercultural and racial tensions are generating unsettling levels of verbal and physical abuse in Australian high schools, ...

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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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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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