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Developing ‘Asia literate’ teachers

One of the great challenges facing Australia is how to connect with our Asian neighbours. By Eeqbal Hassim Recent reform in Australian education has been driven by a strong focus on leadership and change management within the context of national ...

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Leadership vital in small schools

  New scholarships in educational leadership will give existing and aspiring school leaders in rural areas a much-needed financial boost. By Antonia Maiolo Backed by financial support from the Origin Foundation and Principals Australia Institute, 40 scholarships will be available to ...

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The principal of self-regulation?

  School principals could soon come under the review of an accreditation system, as calls for a national certification process ramp up. By Antonia Maiolo The move towards certification follows a forum held in Canberra earlier this year where Principals Australia ...

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Junior principals take the lead

On June 6, primary and secondary students around the country will step into the shoes of “principal” as part of a new national leadership initiative. Principals Australia Institute is coordinating Student Principal for a Day as part of their commitment ...

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Swan’s 10-year plan for education

Billions have been allocated for education reform under Gillard, but it will be the end of the decade before schools will have the full amount of funding. By Antonia Maiolo The Gillard government has locked in billions in funding for ...

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Helping to train Cambodia’s new teachers

The establishment of a successful mentoring scheme in Cambodia started with an Australian couple’s holiday 11 years ago. By Antonia Maiolo When Kate Shuttleworth decided to take her family on a trip to Cambodia little did she know the experience ...

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Funding our way through the maze: Opinion

Should public schools adopt the funding model of independent schools? By an anonymous parent The endless debate over school funding is fundamentally distracting the debate away from the core question in improving education in Australia; that is, do we have ...

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NSW first to sign Gillard’s NERA

New South Wales is the first state to sign up to Julia Gillard’s school education reforms. Prime minister Gillard and NSW premier Barry O’Farrell signed the National Education Reform Agreement, kicking off the biggest change to school education in Australia ...

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