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Missing in action

Education For All (EFA) was proclaimed as a global issue in 1946 and was reaffirmed as one of the six Millennium Goals of the United Nations in 2000. Those who had no education and also those with poor education foundations ...

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The pursuit of happiness

During morning roll-call students are asked to share an example of an event or encounter that went well the previous evening. The dialogue in Arthur Miller’s classic play, The Death of a Salesman is then analysed for unrealistic and inflexible ...

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Building from the grassroots up

  Nestled in the shadows cast by twin desert hills, remote Parnngurr is the meeting of two distinct cultural worlds. Recently emerging from a long period of unbroken cultural and geographic isolation, the relatively untouched indigenous community is still coming ...

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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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No quick fix

We now have bipartisan support for the devolution of powers and responsibilities to schools and their principals. Under Labor’s plan, participating schools will manage a global budget, decisions around staffing mix and selection, operational decisions and strategic planning. Principal associations ...

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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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