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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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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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Major research on leadership underway

Teacher, project manager, marketer, plumber, psychologist, mediator and facilitator. At one time or another, modern school leaders are all of these things, and more. And given the series of major education reforms and initiatives introduced since the Rudd government was ...

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SRE standards under scrutiny

The government’s “hands off” approach to the delivery of scripture in NSW public schools has come under attack following details of variable teaching quality and professional standards. Australia’s first study of Special Religious Education (SRE) reported examples of extremism, indoctrination ...

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Seeing is believing

A new university mentoring program is providing student teachers with a more realistic school-based experience, enabling them to develop peer relationships with teachers. The program from Murdoch University’s School of Education provides student teachers with the opportunity to spend a ...

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Outrage over funding cuts to rural WA

WA Education Minister, Liz Constable is under pressure to reverse funding cuts to 21 regional high schools following a parliamentary inquiry recommending the funding be reinstated. Year 11 and 12 funding was removed from 21 District High Schools in a ...

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BER stands up to scrutiny

Primary school principals have welcomed the BER taskforce’s interim report, saying it has vindicated the positive view they took of the program all along. The report by taskforce chief, former investment banker Brad Orgill, said just 254 schools, or 2.7 ...

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