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Achieving the goal

For over two decades Australia has been moving towards a national approach to schooling, including a national curriculum. In 1989 all Education Ministers issued a set of common goals for schooling in Australia, expressed in their Hobart Declaration, and initiated ...

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Our own worst enemy?

Phase 2 of the AITSL online validation process for the revised Professional Standards for Teachers will be about half way through its three and a half week consultation period by the time this edition of Education Review is published. This ...

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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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A time for transformation

Many teaching professionals find the school principal’s position “a bit awe-inspiring”, says Patricia Collarbone – “particularly now in the 21st century, with so many demands being placed upon it”. All the more important, she says, that we should attract to ...

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Getting involved

The draft Standards set out what teachers across Australia should know and be able to do across the domains of professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement at four levels: Graduate, Proficient, Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher. The Standards will ...

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Preparing the teachers of tomorrow

During September, consultations have been occurring across the nation as part of a process to introduce an Australia wide system for accrediting initial teacher education programs. This system will be a first for this country. The proposal that formed the ...

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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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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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