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Breaking the cycle

Over the last decade or so there has been a vast increase in literature on countering bullying in schools. A significant proportion of it has focussed on what can be done to reduce its prevalence. Recently, researchers have begun to ...

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Talking in tongues

For the past three years Jesús Bergas Paz has been implementing the first Spanish immersion program in Australia – at Indooroopilly State High School in Queensland. Under the program, students in Years 8 to 10 receive more than 50 per ...

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Guiding the gifted

Gifted education, and the role of a “thinking curriculum”, is the focus that drives Toni Meath in both her professional role and her postgraduate research. Since completing a masters of education in 2004, specialising in curriculum and leadership, Meath has ...

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One world, one school

Leanne Cause may be the mother of five young children, but you won’t find her reading women’s magazines or their articles on cooking and homemaking. Instead, she prefers professional journals which can inform her practice as a primary school teacher ...

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Help is at hand

Concern over unacceptably high PhD and masters non-completion rates and long completion times has led Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRUA) to embark on a program to help remedy the situation. The Complete PhD program is open to every research higher ...

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Seeing through transparency

Margaret Wu Reports. Education minister Julia Gillard says the proposed publication of school results on the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests, together with school contextual information, will provide parents, teachers and the public with a clear picture ...

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Raising the bar?

In September, education minister Julie Gillard proposed the establishment of a National Teachers Institute that will create a set of standards and accredit teachers against those standards. The institute board will have representatives from employers and professional associations, but notably ...

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East of Eden

Kevin Rudd knows a lot about Asia, and especially China. That makes him unusual in this country. Despite decades of educational effort, young Australians are still receiving an education that is overwhelmingly focused on Australia and Europe. The evidence is ...

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The numbers never lie?

Over a one-week period each school year, over a million Australian students in Years 3 to 9 complete between two to three hours of tests. The first release of information occurs almost five months later based on how many test ...

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A time for transerancy

In October last year, a survey of almost 2000 parents overwhelmingly called for information about individual schools to be made available to the public. As part of the education revolution, the government is committed to a new era of transparency ...

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