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Award-winning teachers mentor Monash education students

You can’t bluff it. That was the key advice an award-winning secondary school instructor gave  to teaching students. Evangelos Polymeneas, from South Australia’s Salisbury High School and an Australian Scholarship Group National Excellence in Teaching Awards recipient, is mentoring education students ...

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AEU defends call for tougher teaching degrees

The Australian Education Union has hit back against claims that it dictates New South Wales teacher education policy to limit the number of incoming teachers for the benefit of its existing members. Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor professor Greg Craven previously told Education Review ...

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Pope Francis blesses IEU environment conference

Pope Francis has sent “the Lord’s abundant blessings” to an Independent Education Union teacher conference on environmental sustainability. In response to Pope Francis’s Papal Encyclical on climate change, the IEU wrote to the Vatican expressing its support for the Pope’s stance ...

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Craven says Piccoli wrong on jobs market

Recent figures from the NSW Government that show too many teachers and too few jobs are misleading, the vice-chancellor of Australian Catholic University has said. Statistics The Australian revealed on Tuesday show NSW education minister Adrian Piccoli painting a bleak picture for teacher employment, as ...

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Emotional stress burns out teachers: research

A Victoria University researcher has shown emotional stress is linked to teacher burnout. College of Education PhD candidate Jean Hopman said nearly 1-in-3 teachers burnout in their first five years because the emotions they feel in the classroom overwhelm them. ...

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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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