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NAPLAN 2010 the Student Report

Schools across Australia have received their students’ NAPLAN results for 2010. More than one million students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sat the national tests in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions and Numeracy in May this year. Parents will ...

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Missing in action

What’s happened to TAFE and VET teachers? This question will be the subject of a one day forum jointly sponsored by the Australian College of Educators (ACE) and the Australian Education Union (AEU) in Melbourne on 22 October. This forum ...

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The odd couple

Metaphors are powerful tools. They can help us to understand more clearly and make meaning of complex things. One such complex entity is the tertiary education system in Australia. Stimulated by the Bradley Review, we ponder what this system would ...

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Leading the way

A meeting of experts from across the country have given their support to a process led by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) that will bring national standards for school principals to the education community. An exposure ...

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Making the grade

The development of a national system for the accreditation of pre service teacher education programs is a key strategy in securing future teacher quality and enhanced outcomes for Australian students. Building on the current systems and work undertaken in the ...

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The teacher’s the thing

From the standpoint of education and training, the election campaign resembles shadow-boxing. This is clearly reflective of the broader political and financial realities which provide the election context. Election strategies like tax relief, family payments and cards for parents of ...

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Membership of the My School Working Party

• Professor Barry McGaw AO, Chair, ACARA Board • Professor Max Coltheart, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University • Mr Ian Dalton, Executive Director, Australian Parents Council • Mr Neville A Feeney, Executive Officer, Catholic Secondary Principals Australia • ...

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My School Enhancements 2010

The provision of greater space for principals to write about their school profile and NAPLAN results is one element of the My School enhancement process that Education Ministers from around the country have asked ACARA to undertake. Other enhancements that ...

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