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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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Letís meet in the middle on schools funding, not continue the trench warfare

The Grattan Institute's Peter Goss writes in The Conversation (23.9.16) about the continuing impasse between the federal Coalition Governm... More »

Why we need an independent authority to oversee tertiary education

Peter Noonan writes in The Conversation (26.9.16) about the need for independent oversight of government funding for universities and voca... More »

Sweeping changes needed in Queensland's vocational education: report

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (15.9.16) on the release of a joint report from Central Queensland University and the Chamber of ... More »

Political meddling in teacher education needs to stop

Diane Mayer writes in The Conversation (13.9.16) about the hotly debated issue of school teacher education, and how political 'interferenc... More »

Post-school education: the continuing national policy vacuum

An earlier collection of articles indicated the failure of the federal election campaign to confront the policy vacuum which faces administrators i... More »

What Gonski really meant, and how thatís been forgotten almost everywhere

Member of the Gonski Review panel, and former NSW Education Department Director-­General, Ken Boston, writes in Inside Story (6.9.16) ... More »

Time for Australia to provide preschool education for all three year olds?

Stacey Fox writes in The Conversation (1.9.16) about proposals to lower the entrance age for preschool education to three years, mirroring... More »

To raise status of teaching, Australia needs to lift pay and cut teacher numbers

Barry McGaw writes in The Conversation (2.9.16) about school teaching standards in Australia, arguing that increased pay rates and more se... More »

VET FEE-HELP reforms will merely paper over the cracks of a system prone to abuse

Peter Noonan writes in The Conversation (26.8.16) about some of the perceived shortcomings of the federal government's proposals to improv... More »

Four common claims about education funding and quality that need explaining

Alan Reid writes in The Conversation (29.8.16) about claims from the federal Education Minister that seek to undermine the links between g... More »

What role should universities play in todayís society?

Megan O'Connell writes in The Conversation (22.8.16) about the role that Australia's universities play in preparing the young for the... More »

Grattan Institute: Mapping Australian higher education 2016

'This year’s edition of Mapping Australian higher education, Grattan Institute’s regular overview of key trends in higher education, fo... More »

Religious instruction to remain in Queensland schools

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times that, following a review, religious instruction is likely to remain in Queensland schools,... More »

NAPLAN results donít tell the full story behind Australiaís lack of education progress

Bronwyn Hinz and Megan O'Connell write in The Conversation (3.8.16) about the results from the latest round of NAPLAN student assessments,... More »

The educational consequences of the peace

Dean Ashenden writes in Inside Story (28.7.16) about the policy legacy of federal Labor's decision fifty years ago to support public fundi... More »

School is not always a safe place for students with disability Ė this has to change

Sally Robinson writes in The Conversation (28.7.16) about allegations of mistreatment of disabled students in Australian schools, and what... More »

Queensland curriculum program to change after report highlights workload issues

The ABC's Nick Wiggins reports (26.7.16) on the release by the Education Minister, Kate Jones, of a Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority ... More »

What Australia can learn from Englandís plan for vocational education

Gavin Moodie writes in The Conversation (22.7.16) about a new UK plan to create a clearer pathway for post-school students into vocational... More »

Participation in tertiary education in Australia: policy imperatives and scenarios

Policy Online carries a link (23.5.16) to a Mitchell Institute report on tertiary education funding in Australia, suggesting policy option... More »

Three schools reforms that will lift student outcomes

The Grattan Institute's Peter Goss writes in The Conversation (15.7.16) about reform options for the returned Coalition government in the ... More »

Can the government realistically cut funding by 20% for each student in higher education?

Victoria University Vice Chancellor, Peter Dawkins, writes in The Conversation (13.7.16) about the policy options available to the federal... More »

Uncapping of university places achieved what it set out to do. So why is it dubbed a policy failure?

Andrew Harvey writes in The Conversation (17.6.16) about the debates currently swirling around the proposed reforms of university entrance... More »

Powerhouse or gravy train?

Dean Ashenden argues in Inside Story (15.6.16) that:

'credentialism has distorted the direct... More »

Queensland budget 2016: Education overhaul

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (14.6.16) on the Queensland budget:

'More than $70 million will be spent overhauli... More »

Is this the technical and further education system we need?

In an article on John Menadue's 'Pearls and Irritations' website, Linda Simon disusses the TAFE disaster - how we got here and what needs to be don... More »


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