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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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Why PISA is moving towards creativity

Along with a relatively small number of countries such as New Zealand, Singapore and Finland and Scotland, Australia is unusual in that, as well as a focus on knowledge and skills, its national curriculum explicitly requires schools to teach certain ...

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Expert suggests school STEM push has failed

Is there a crisis in Australian science and mathematics education? UNE and QUT academics posed this question in 2014, in their 45-page thesis, The Continuing Decline Of Science And Mathematics Enrolments In Australian High Schools. They definitively answered 'yes'. Three years ...

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