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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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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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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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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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NAPLAN Fact Box

• 2010 is the third year of NAPLAN testing after its introduction in 2008 • 1.1 million students participated in the NAPLAN testing this year • The tests conform to standards and content agreed to by all states and territories ...

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