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Get more men into primary teaching: expert

Australia must break the drought of men in the classroom, an Australian Catholic University education expert has said. ACU’s analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force data shows that for more than 20 years only 1 in 5 primary school teachers have been men. Professor ...

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Piccoli sells teaching degrees as tough but prestigious

New South Wales HSC students are being encouraged to consider a career in teaching – tough requirements and all. The NSW education minister, Adrian Piccoli, wants high-achieving HSC students to consider becoming teachers. Students need a minimum of three Band 5 results, ...

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Stop cuts to VET: Labor

Labor has slammed the Abbott Government for the large decline in apprentices since its election in September 2013. New figures from the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research show apprentices in training in September 2013 totalled 417,700. This is ...

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New leadership focus for Catholic school officials

About two dozen Catholic educators have spent the last six months working on becoming more responsive leaders. Twenty-three Catholic education leaders from dioceses across Queensland and New South Wales are about to complete a half-year Executive Development for Educational Leaders program. ...

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New course to help teachers understand autism

A South Australian Government grant has opened the doors for Flinders University to design a postgraduate course for teachers about instructing children with autism. Dr Susan Close, the SA minister for education and child development, announced the course. It follows ...

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Powerful allies

From communicating with parents, to leadership training for teachers to collaborations with surrounding schools, Glenorchy Primary principal Wendy Potter believes in strength from unity. By Madeleine Regan Wendy Potter frequently uses the word synergy in her conversations about Glenorchy Primary ...

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Teacher testing pilot oversubscribed

The education minister, Christopher Pyne, has reported that teaching students are “flocking to participate” in the pilot of teacher literacy and numeracy testing. In a statement issued on Friday, Pyne said the pilot testing regime – developed by the Australian Council ...

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Pedagogy for boys gets more sophisticated

‘I reckon’ as a basis for teachers making decisions about teaching and learning has given way to the use of sophisticated research into best practice in education. Hale School in Western Australia has experienced this change in its focus on ...

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