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Early years making progress

A massive shift is taking place in Australian early childhood services. Traditionally, the childcare sector’s role has been to offer a safe and caring place for children whose parents are working. That role, however, is expanding to be one of ...

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More English is not better English

The Northern Territory Minister for Education and Training Chris Burns is wrong to continue with English-only classes for indigenous children for the first four hours of each school day. In his article “NT backs multilingual approach” (Education Review, November 2011) ...

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PROFILE: Challenge of new ideas

JAMES POON Master of Education at Monash University I was a civil and structural engineer before I switched to teaching. After working as a tutor, I became interested in a career change and eventually decided that, rather than build buildings, ...

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PROFILE: Rewards of the long journey

JENNIE MARSTON Doctorate at Macquarie University I enjoyed doing my DipTeach at The Guild Teachers College and I couldn’t wait to get into the classroom. I worked in independent schools for five years before spending 11 years at home with ...

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PROFILE: Tackling aggression

CARA SWIT Doctorate at Macquarie University I believe that teaching is a very powerful tool and as a teacher you play a significant role in the life of every child that you teach. It only takes one influential teacher to ...

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PROFILE: Never too late to learn

DON HAUGH Master of Education at Monash University My career to date has been varied. I have been involved the trades, manufacturing, retail sporting goods, wholesale, and importing. I am currently the director and administrator of a private company in ...

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PROFILE: Value of good supervisors

Noleine Fitzallen Doctorate at the University of Tasmania I left school without completing year 12. When my three children started school I reassessed my future work options and decided to continue with my education. I completed a science degree at ...

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NT backs multilingual approach.

The article headlined “NT digs in on English-only position” (Education Review, September 2011) deserves a response in the interests of balance and accuracy. The draft policy and associated guidelines, “Literacy Framework for Students with English as an additional language” can ...

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Second language acquisition

POSTGRADUATE PROFILES 2011 Kristine Shead, Higher Research Degree (PhD) at University of Western Sydney I am already in the highest position in my career and I rarely teach. The main difference is in what I can now impart to other ...

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Child’s play

POSTGRADUATE PROFILES 2011 Rebecca Forgie, Master of Education at James Cook University I began work at JCU by enrolling in course work to complete my masters. A lecturer suggested that I consider research, which after much consideration I’ve done. Her ...

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