EDUCATION


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Why the Melbourne Model is failing students

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12 December 2008 | Ben Coleridge
Widespread subject cuts and reductions in staff numbers have eaten away at students' plans and rendered the new breadth component impotent. Horizons seem to be shrinking, which makes it increasingly difficult to 'dream large'.


Theological colleges on shaky ground

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26 November 2008 | Neil Ormerod
St Paul's College logoTheological colleges increasingly need to turn to churches for underwriting, yet church congregations are dwindling, which affects them financially as well. Something has to give ... and in Brisbane, it already has.


Judging the quality of education

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19 November 2008 | Fatima Measham
ClassroomForcing 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.


Humanity lost in digital classrooms

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01 August 2008 | Frank O'Shea
LaptopToday's teacher has to survive in a world of gimmickry. Students pay better attention to ringtones than to the human voice. In the brave new world of Rudd's Digital Education Revolution, teachers risk being replaced by technicians.


'Ratbag' student activist decries Education Revolution

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28 July 2008 | Susie Byers
Digital Education RevolutionThe 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.


Performance-based pay for teachers could kill collegiality

19 September 2007 | Chris Middleton
Performance-based pay for teachers could kill collegialityEarlier 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.


Need to know basis

04 July 2006 | Robin Jeffrey
It is crucial that Australia increases its knowledge of Asia


The price of education

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13 June 2006 | Liz Curran
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.


Values fruitful

05 June 2006 | Christopher Gleeson
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.


The strength of diversity

22 May 2006 | Joanna Leonard
The move to private education is not always what parents might hope.


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