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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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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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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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