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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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Redefining roles

Financial management. Human resources. Operations. Logistics. Stakeholder relations. Counselling. Planning. Communications. Marketing. Administration. Meetings. Reporting. Teaching. Mentoring. Leading. When it comes to being a school principal, the list of duties above represents the tip of the iceberg. The top job ...

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Womens leadership liberation?

It may be time to burn the bras again. No matter what set of figures you look at, women are massively underrepresented among educational leaders. Take NSW. In 2005, women accounted for only 44 per cent of primary principals and ...

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When teacher becomes student

Teachers are, by virtue of their chosen profession, interested in and excited by learning. It comes as no surprise then that many teachers elect to undertake postgraduate study at some stage during their careers. According to the Department of Education, ...

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