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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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REPORT: Mastering the new standards

REPORT As the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) gets closer to formally implementing the National Professional Standards for Teachers, flow-on effects are being felt across the education sector. This includes at tertiary level, where providers of postgraduate ...

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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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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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