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Review could help tradies become teachers

The federal government has launched a national review of teacher registration to improve consistency and teacher quality across the country. Minister for education and training Simon Birmingham said the National Review of Teacher Registration had been endorsed by all states ...

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TAS labor makes education staffing pitch

Tasmania’s opposition has unveiled its education plan for the state, promising hundreds of extra teachers and support staff over four years. Labor leader Rebecca White on Tuesday announced the $63 million dollar package in the second week of campaigning ahead ...

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NSW apprenticeships get a makeover

Changes made to the state’s apprenticeship system aim to make it more responsive to the demands of the workplace, skills minister John Barilaro says. The new laws governing NSW apprenticeships were drafted and passed by parliament in the form of ...

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Opinion: the pressure-cooker lives of Singapore’s teachers

Twelve-hour days and big classes are realities that Singapore’s teachers face daily. Such conditions create stressful work environments which impede their capacity to live up to their global reputation for teaching excellence. They are usually too exhausted to be the classroom innovators they ...

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Education is probably more gender-equal than you think

Women may be better-educated but they’re not being paid more. The latest gender equality scorecard from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has revealed that, on average, men earn over $26,000 more than women annually. This represents a wage gap of 22.4 per cent. ...

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How to build a hardy teacher

Caroline Mansfield is teaching teachers resilience on a global scale. The Murdoch University associate professor’s program, the sunnily named Building Resilience in Teacher Education (BRITE), has 5,000 users and counting. Resilience – the capacity to quickly bounce back after setbacks – ...

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Number of qualified teachers on the rise

Australia is now home to at least 3,000 more postgraduate qualified teachers compared to a decade ago, according to a new report. The report from the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) shows that about 18, 000 students graduated from ...

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