section: Education

  • EDUCATION

    'Ratbag' student activist decries Education Revolution

    • Susie Byers
    • 28 July 2008
    5 Comments

    The current higher education review is hindered by a focus on 'productivity' and 'efficient investment'. Universities should be homes of knowledge whose graduates are more than just pegs to plug the holes in Australia's skills set.

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  • EDUCATION

    Performance-based pay for teachers could kill collegiality

    • Chris Middleton
    • 19 September 2007

    Earlier this month, a federal parliamentary committee recommended that teachers should receive higher pay, as an incentive to attract quality recruits and to improve retention. But a new policy could undermine the collective quality of school education.

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  • EDUCATION

    Need to know basis

    • Robin Jeffrey
    • 04 July 2006

    It is crucial that Australia increases its knowledge of Asia

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  • EDUCATION

    The price of education

    • Liz Curran
    • 13 June 2006
    1 Comment

    The imposition on students of greater burdens for repayment when they leave university is likely to cause a drought in the number of graduates who will be prepared to work for community agencies and the public service.

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  • EDUCATION

    Values fruitful

    • Christopher Gleeson
    • 05 June 2006

    Recent statements by government leaders accusing their own schools of ‘values neutral’ education demonstrate clearly how out of touch they are with teaching and learning in the nation’s classrooms.

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  • EDUCATION

    The strength of diversity

    • Joanna Leonard
    • 22 May 2006

    The move to private education is not always what parents might hope.

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  • EDUCATION

    View from within

    • Tom Mann
    • 22 May 2006

    Educator Tom Mann recalls his experiences of working with children in detention

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  • EDUCATION

    Richer or poorer

    • Michael Furtado
    • 22 May 2006

    Michael Furtado on public money and private schools.

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  • EDUCATION

    In praise of teaching

    • Jenny Stewart
    • 14 May 2006

    It’s the best of jobs and the worst of jobs, and it’s time we all took it a lot more seriously.    

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  • EDUCATION

    Sustainable hope

    • Michele Gierck
    • 14 May 2006

    Michele Gierck observes how education programs in Kenya are restoring hope for AIDS victims.

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  • EDUCATION

    Ordinary virtues

    • Don Gazzard
    • 10 May 2006

    Don Gazzard visits the new academic centre at St Mary’s and Newman Colleges

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  • EDUCATION

    The gift of speaking freely

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 08 May 2006

    Teachers need free speech in order to teach with authority

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