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Federal, state conflict confusing schools: expert

Conflict between state and federal policy is leaving the schools sector confused about who is in charge, an expert has said. Dr Glenn Savage, from University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education, said there are degrees of confusion throughout the schooling ...

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Educator dispels myths about dyslexia

An education expert has reminded parents and educators that dyslexia cannot be cured, only well managed. Dr Linda Westphalen, senior lecturer in the University of Adelaide’s School of Education, whose son has dyslexia, said while the condition will have an impact ...

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Linking Victorian apprentices with employers

A new initiative has been launched in an effort to create pathways to employment for Victorian apprentices. As part of an Australian Government initiative to boost trainee and apprentice completion rates, MAS National has been selected as part of the ...

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Wanted: Teachers

The jobs market is picking up for those looking to fill positions in the education industry, according to new data released by SEEK that reveals advertisements for teaching jobs have risen. New job advertisements in the sector have climbed 27 ...

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Foreign language study in decline

The number of students learning a second language is in decline, with a shortage of qualified teachers and the high cost of offering languages at university partly to blame, professor Jane Simpson says. Simpson is deputy director of the ARC Centre ...

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