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This section contains articles on early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling. As with a number of other sections, it contains some articles on Federal Government priorities that have an impact on the State's education system.

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TAFE gets a 'long hard look' in VET review

Harley Dennett writes in The Mandarin (26.8.14) that the future of TAFE is in doubt as the Federal government favours funding to industry and vocat... More »

In higher education quality is in the eye of the beholder

Jane O'Callaghan (The Conversation, 26.8.14) asks whether Christopher Pyne's higher education reforms will lead to improvements in teachin... More »

Evidence-free beliefs: history in the hands of the Coalition

Adjunct Professor Tony Taylor (The Conversation, 25.8.14) writes about the overdue Donnelly/Wiltshire report on the National Curriculum (d... More »

Commercialising university research

In The Conversation (25.8.14), Professor Tim Mazarrol argues the need to engage universities in the early stages of the commercialisation ... More »

Another punch in the TAFE?

Report in the Brisbane Times (20.8.14) that president of Queensland Teachers Union Kevin Bates predicts that controversial changes to Queensland's ... More »

TAFE in crisis? No, but the future is changing for vocational education

In The Conversation (19.8.14) Professor Peter Noonan argues that 'Governments must be clearer about the role and purpose of TAFE as the public VET ... More »

Why Christopher Pyne has failed to sell his tertiary education reforms

Jamie Miller writes in the Conversation (18.814) about Christopher Pyne's failure to sell his tertiary education reforms:  'The long, sorry sa... More »

The benefits of research aren't just economic

In The Conversation (12.8.14) Jason Ensor argues that forcing research and innovation to fit corporate needs exclusively is a 'pretty blunt way' to... More »

PUP party to oppose Pyne's university 'reforms'

'Senate kingmaker Clive Palmer has stated categorically that his party will not vote for the deregulation of university fees when the Abbott govern... More »

Five trends that jeopardise public education around the world

Professor John Fischetti writes in The Conversation (5.8.14) that 'Australia has a brief window in which to choose the best models from inside and ... More »

Higher education in the US in bad shape?

In this article in The Conversation (23.7.14) Professor Steven Ward from Western Connecticut State University argues that Australia should not foll... More »

Government supported nannies and au pairs?

The Sydney Morning Herald (22.7.14) reports that the Federal Government rejects the Productivity Commission recommendation on childcare.   'Th... More »

Better to spend on child care than paid parental leave

Daniel Hurst reports in The Guardian (22.7.14) that the Productivity Commission said a number of submissions it had received, and the gove... More »

The high road and the low road of public investment in universities

John Rice and Nigel Martin write in The Conversation (22.7.14) that it is likely that the university fee burden shifting to students 'will... More »

Time to reconsider Australian research funding bureaucracy

In The Conversation (22.7.14) Professors Paul Jensen and Elizabeth Webster argue that: 'With the Australian Government threatening to redu... More »

Learn grammar by reading great literature

Misty Adoniou writes in The Conversation (17.4.14) that while grammar is important it should not be taught by rote learning grammatical rules, but ... More »

Education 'back to basics' bomb on its way?

Jane Cadzow writes in the Sydney Morning Herald (12.7.14) that the Donnelly/Wiltshire report is 'due to hit Christopher Pyne's desk this month (Jul... More »

The stupidity of student debt

On 2 July 2014 Reuters' correspondent Edward Hadas wrote: 'The fast increase in loans to pay for higher education is a trend that is moving in the ... More »

The ALP in Victoria - a lesson on why we should not 'dumb down' the Queensland 'Smart State'

While the attached article highlights those features which assist with progressive strength in Victoria, it is tempting to view Queensland as the p... More »

Nobel Prize winning economist says proposed higher education changes 'a crime'

Nobel Prize winning economist and Columbia University Professor Joseph Stiglitz has said that Australia had "a system that is really a model f... More »

TAFE fees set to skyrocket?

The Brisbane Times carried an AAP report on 22 June 2014 that in 2015, previously subsidised courses are expected to incur full fees, as the new Qu... More »

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) scores only part of the picture for teaching

Linda Graham writes in The Conversation (27 June 2014) that 'a common debate has resurfaced over teacher quality and the quality of teacher ed... More »

Modelling the impact of Higher Education fee rises

The Conversation (25.6.2014) carries a report 'HECS upon you: NATSEM models the real impact of higher uni fees', by Ben Phillips, Principal Re... More »

On the virtues (or otherwise?) of learning Latin

A debate was unleashed this week in the Brisbane Courier-Mail about the merits of including Latin as an optional language in the National Curriculu... More »

Uni fee changes will erase egalitarianism

Adjunct Professor (and TJRyan Research Associate) Paul Rodan writes for 'Eureka Street' about the impact of the Federal Government's higher educati... More »


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