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Look out for the tip of the iceberg

Education stakeholder groups periodically call for more special education funding by citing large increases in the number of “integrated” students against much slower rises in support allocations. The research with Dr Naomi Sweller, reported in last month’s issue of Education ...

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Agitation Nation

Professor Jack Keating presents a visionary national reform agenda for Australian schooling. It is time for the community to adopt the language of radical dissent. The community must agitate for significant, systematic and sustained change. This is necessary if Australia ...

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A thirst for knowledge

A desire to share the theory behind Montessori schooling with fellow teachers and to promote the unique education method is what drove Steven Arnold to undertake postgraduate study. Since January, Arnold has been juggling a PhD at the University of ...

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The toxic power of labels

Jane Caro’s article (ER, February 2009) on the downside of gifted and talented or selective schooling, as evidenced by her daughter’s experiences, describes a scenario with which many parents of kids identified as G&T would be familiar. After the advantages ...

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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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