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Children’s reading skills improve as academics train teachers

Professional learning delivered by academics to teachers in Queensland’s Bowen Basin has improved reading ability in the local schoolchildren. The project involved University of Queensland education experts instructing teachers in local communities. The academics showed the teachers techniques for reading education, and observed ...

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Teaching degrees are uni cash cows: Dinham

Teaching degrees are used by universities as a cash cow and this can partially explain startling teacher attrition rates, an expert has said. Recent research from the Australian National University has shown that 30 to 50 per cent of teachers ...

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Low-paid mums to lose in PPL cuts

Low-paid new mums stand to lose up to $10,000 under proposed cuts to paid parental leave. Teachers, along with nurses, ambulance workers, and retail workers could lose between $3900 to $10,500 if they can no longer claim taxpayer-funded leave, modelling ...

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Non-certificated teachers face hurdles in Asia

In addition to certificated and practising teachers such as Jenny Lai, featured in "Call of distant voices" (Education Review June 19 2014), there is another group of Australians heading to the same places. These are non-professionally certificated teachers, armed with ...

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Opinion: A boon abroad

Working in the UK is a good foundation for other quality international opportunities. I’m 29 years old and a primary teacher. I left Canberra in 2012 for my ambitions – to have an international work experience and to live in ...

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NSW principals to get pay rise

Principals at some of the state's public schools are set for a pay rise under a new $20 million investment from the NSW government. Education Minister Adrian Piccoli says the government will increase principals' salaries by up to $26,000 in ...

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