author: Fatima Measham

  • AUSTRALIA

    League tables short-change students

    • Fatima Measham
    • 15 July 2009
    12 Comments

    Studies correlate teacher morale with student achievement, so ranking schools according to student performance may be counterproductive if it hurts teacher morale. Finland has the best education system in the world without resorting to league tables.

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  • EDUCATION

    Who cares about students

    • Fatima Measham
    • 10 February 2009
    8 Comments

    Many of the things that impact upon a teacher's efficacy are beyond their control - the quality of a child's homelife, the politicisation of the curriculum. One thing they can control is much they care, though this may bring new teachers little comfort in the months ahead.

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  • EDUCATION

    Judging the quality of education

    • Fatima Measham
    • 19 November 2008
    9 Comments

    Forcing schools to produce information on students' exam performance will never be a reliable strategy for lifting numeracy and literacy. Learning is as much about taking risks and failing as it is about getting the answers right the first time.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Charting a course for the Philippines

    • Fatima Measham
    • 18 May 2007

    Fatima Measham investigates the declining credibility of Filipino President Gloria Arroyo.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The forgotten people

    • Fatima Measham
    • 12 June 2006

    Fatima Measham on the dilemma of poverty in Australia.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Michele M. Gierck, Daniel Marti, Fatima Measham, Philip Harvey
    • 12 June 2006

    Reviews of Bamboo Palace; The Suicidal Church; The Lowest Rung: Voices of Australian Poverty and Flesh and Glory: Symbol, gender and theology in the Gospel of John.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Young artists take the lead

    • Fatima Measham
    • 14 May 2006

    The Rudder Project, an art-mentoring program sponsored by Jesuit Social Services, has helped make two young women’s dreams come true.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Mentoring Australia

    • Fatima Measham
    • 11 May 2006
    1 Comment

    Fatima Measham interviews David White, founder of Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Fatima Measham

    • Fatima Measham
    1 Comment

    Fatima Measham is a Melbourne writer. She tweets as @foomeister.

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