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How should teacher pay be linked to performance?

The Victorian Government recently released a Discussion Paper, New Directions for School Leadership and the Teaching Profession, saying that, while there are many highly accomplished teachers in Victoria, there is no systematic approach to identifying and rewarding them. Its proposal ...

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ICT research comes of age

The use of information and communication technology (ICT) in schools, training colleges and universities has slowly increased in Australia since 1995, although the take up remains patchy.

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Not teaching to the middle of the class

Recently, Christopher Pyne has been very vocal in his criticism of the teacher education offered by universities. He told Sky News that universities have “pumped out thousands and thousands of graduates with what I believe is not an adequate education ...

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WA apprenticeships questioned

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has rejected claims the government has not done enough to ensure contractors of state-funded infrastructure projects employ enough apprentices. Opposition leader Mark McGowan yesterday said the party would revive the Priority Start program, under which ...

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School reveals secret to success

Beau Graafland, 17, was named the 2012 school-based apprentice of the year at the Manufacturing Skills Awards in Brisbane on May 18. He’s just started a full-time apprenticeship as a diesel mechanic at Cairns regional council. The teenager was doing ...

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More pay for remote principals

Salaries over $200,000 are needed to attract the best principals to run schools in troubled indigenous communities, NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli says. The government has unveiled a plan for 15 executive principals to be paid $55,000 more than what ...

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Pay maths, science teachers more: inquiry

Teachers who take jobs in subjects or schools that are hard to staff should be paid more, the Productivity Commission has recommended. There also should be a clear performance-based career progression to reward quality teachers. In its report on Australia's schools workforce, released ...

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