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School Management

Thinking and creativity

POSTGRADUATE PROFILES 2011 Chris Peake, Masters of Education at University of Melbourne The course has certainly enhanced my teaching. I’ve trialled lots of new strategies and shared these ideas with staff. This course has provided me with further depth to ...

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At school with a chronic condition

SPECIAL REPORT Students with chronic health conditions are appearing in our classrooms at all levels with increasing frequency, yet can receive less support than those with disabilities. In 2002 it was estimated that about 8.3 per cent of Australian adolescents ...

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A gripe over Grattan school report

It is concerning when poor research about teachers is made public. When that poor research is taken up by the media there is cause for greater concern. When poor research is taken up by policy makers then it is time ...

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Charting the evolution of learning

Dr Brian Croke’s recent address on receiving the Wyndham Medal drew attention to the decline in the teaching of the history of education in Australia. Education Review reporter Natasha Egan then canvassed a number of academics involved in both the ...

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Not such a gay old time

Over the last 18 years, Australian research in schools, in particular the Secondary Schooling and Sexual Health (SSASH) studies have consistently revealed that around 10 per cent of young Australians are sexually attracted to people of their own sex or ...

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A game changer

Regardless of the outcomes, the Gonski review and the four commissioned research papers it recently released are a game-changer in a decades-old debate. They already form a benchmark against which future decisions will be judged. We've had ample research and ...

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The Schools Commission: It’s time to remember?

"An ill-suited body for formulating and driving a national vision and a national agenda for education". That was how the present ministerial council for education was described by leading educationalist, Brian Croke, director of the NSW Catholic Education Commission , ...

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