What we’re looking at is trying to teach children a specific way of thinking, a way of problem solving, not being afraid to fail, and being able to seek out their own solutions ..... . Kelly Tagalan [Code Club Australia]
All education levels are now into full swing for the year and we are rapidly approaching Easter. Over recent weeks we have seen actions, reactions, politics, investigations, claims and counter claims. These include topics such as stress and strain on principals to mental health concerns for preschoolers; concerns about NAPLAN to claims about international student numbers; and the list could go on.
We have endeavoured to cover a range of these below. However, it is not possible to cover all topics.We have therefore covered several we found to be of interest. These are detailed below. In addition, we note the following site items for your information.
- The redirect pages will be removed from the site from the end of this month. We believe adequate time has been allowed for people to make required adjustments with these.
- You may also note we have started a gradual updating of pages [not counting those which clearly indicate they will not be updated at this time] and this will be ongoing as quickly as we can do so.
We have also included new articles in the relevant section. Some of these are also referred to in the commentary. There seems to be an unending supply of documents and articles being produced in this area and it often proves difficult to select only the few that appear. As someone said - ‘Life wasn’t meant to be easy’.
Teachers can earn more than dentists... and other reasons to enter the profession
[ABC News, Opinion, 20/4]
ACT schools build ‘cultural integrity’ to support Indigenous students
[The Age, Education, 19/4]
Lowering the HELP repayment threshold is an easy target, but not the one we should aim for
[The Conversation, 19/4]
Bullying prevention : what methods are working ?
[The Educator, 18/4]
Holiday classes to cram for NAPLAN
[The Australian, 17/4]
Selective school students : ‘tired of being told we are undeserving’
[SMH, NSW, Education, 16/4]
Halsey review of rural education positive about unis but talks up TAFE
[Campus Morning Mail, 16/4]
Seven reasons people no longer want to be teachers
[The Conversation, 16/4]
TAFE and Uni - it’s time to reset the funding model in entirety
[Australian Financial Review, Education, 15/4]
Selective schools ‘condemn students to second-rate education’ : Whitby
[SMH, NSW, Education, 15/4]
Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education
[Ministers’ Media Centre, 13/4]