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What Australia can learn from Japan, South Korea

What do Japan and Korea have that Australia doesn't? Well, obviously a multitude of things – not limited to an obsession with skincare and higher quality convenience store sushi. More importantly, however, these countries mandate that teachers change schools regularly. This ensures ...

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At an OECD glance, we’re an education mélange

The title of the 'Australia' section of the OECD's latest annual, education-centric report could be 'nevertheless'. This is because most negatives seemed to be counterbalanced with positives. For example, Education at a Glance 2018 revealed that while our university fees are relatively high, ...

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Opinion: the pressure-cooker lives of Singapore’s teachers

Twelve-hour days and big classes are realities that Singapore's teachers face daily. Such conditions create stressful work environments which impede their capacity to live up to their global reputation for teaching excellence. They are usually too exhausted to be the classroom innovators they ...

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More work and less pay in the US

Across the developed world teachers earn, on average, less than other workers with university degrees. But teachers in the United States are paid even less than their counterparts in most developed countries. According to an annual report on the state ...

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