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Australians trust school teachers more than ever

Teachers may be flustered by the advent of the My School website, showing individual schools’ NAPLAN scores, but perhaps they needn’t be. A Roy Morgan Research survey has revealed they are the fourth most trusted professionals in Australia. The market ...

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NAPLAN: a force for good or evil?

“I always say in jest to people, if you type NAPLAN in a Word document or on the computer, it autocorrects to NAPALM, which I think says it all.” Associate professor Michael Nagel, an educational psychologist at the University of ...

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Teaching becoming an out-of-field workforce, experts warn

Thousands of teachers worldwide educate students in areas outside of their expertise – and this isn’t just limited to subject knowledge. As the Australian Catholic University’s Dr Anna Du Plessis outlines in her book, Out-of-Field Teaching Practices: What Educational Leaders Need ...

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Two take nation’s top science teaching honours

Two teachers have taken the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching. Gary Tilley, a specialist science teacher at Seaforth Public School in Sydney’s Northern beaches, was awarded the honour in primary education, for mentoring younger teachers and Macquarie ...

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