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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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Proposal for Year 12 maths divides educators

  Experts weigh staff shortages, need to prepare, satisfy students. By Dallas Bastian. Mathematics may be made compulsory for all Year 12 students across New South Wales, should the state government agree with recommendations that will be tabled in Parliament, ...

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Gonski reforms add up to maths teacher shortage

Running short of qualified maths teachers may be one result of cutting university funding to meet the Gonski recommendations. “One of the most significant problems in our schools is the shortage of qualified mathematics teachers,” said professor Geoff Prince, director ...

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