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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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Profile: Bill Louden, Deputy Chair

Professor Bill Louden needs little introduction to many educators across Australia. He has been actively engaged in many of the significant educational discussions in this country over recent years. In particular Professor Louden was a member of the National Inquiry ...

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Where’s the evidence?

According to the promo on its cover from the Times educational supplement, Visible Learning “reveals teaching’s Holy Grail”. This was a risky gambit. Of course, it excites curiosity to know what the Holy Grail of teaching might be. But it ...

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Fellows 2010

Fellowships are awarded to educators who have been judged by their peers to have made a distinctive contribution to education in Australia. Congratulations to all award winners. Ms Fiona Bailey FACE Professor Lynda Beazley OA FACE Dr Anne Benjamin FACE ...

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A question of inclusion

Educational reform is going on apace in Australia at present. We have major building projects, computers in schools, the new curriculum, NAPLAN and My School. It has created lots of excitement and fanfare – but what about students with special ...

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Contributing to policy debate and developments

ACE has recently completed a number of submissions to national consultation processes including the draft Indigenous Education Action Plan, the draft National Professional Standards for Teachers, the draft K-10 National Curriculum, and the draft Terms of Reference for the Review ...

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