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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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Indigenous school attendance: creating expectations that are ‘really high’ and ‘highly real’

Policy Online carries a link (17.3.16) to an Australian Council for Educational Research report examining factors impacting on school atte... More »

Corporal punishment alive and well in Chinchilla

Roger Scott writes that in a recent addition to the TJRyan Foundation website, he took some comfort in reporting that the decision taken when he wa... More »

Malcolm Turnbull's schools proposal slammed in government's own green paper

Matthew Knott reports in the Brisbane Times (1.4.16) on criticisms of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's proposal to split the funding of p... More »

Is lowering the student loan repayment threshold fair for students?

Gwilym Croucher writes in The Conversation (29.3.16) about a new Grattan Institute report arguing for a lowering of the income threshold f... More »

Invading the Australian mind: revisiting a twenty-year-old debate

In his TJRyan Foundation Research Report, eminent historian Emeritus Professor Clive Moore sets the debate, and the issues, into their historical c... More »

Students struggle with digital skills because their teachers lack confidence

Amber McLeod and Kelly Carabott write in The Conversation (29.3.16) about the need for school teachers to receive more training in ICT ski... More »

Uncertainty in our schools: who knows what's going on?

The Easter holidays arrived with a high level of uncertainty for teachers, school administrators, parents and  workers in state and federal bu... More »

Should we change the way we measure student progress in schools?

Glenn Savage writes in The Conversation (21.3.16) about suggestions that normalised measures of school student progress and learning need ... More »

Safe Schools review findings: experts respond

David Rhodes and other experts respond in The Conversation (18.3.16) to the federal government's review and then revision of the Safe Scho... More »

VET funding in Australia: background, trends and future directions

Policy Online carries a link (16.3.16) to a Mitchell Institute report on recent changes in funding arrangements for the VET sector, and su... More »

Explainer: how is literacy taught in schools?

Stewart Riddle and Eileen Honan write in The Conversation (16.3.16) about common misconceptions and misinformation regarding literacy lear... More »

Barney Glover: The time has come for a national agreement on the future of higher education

Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor of Western Sydney University, writes in The Conversation (9.3.16) about the need for greater clarity and mo... More »

Stop Safe Schools v Save Safe Schools for Qld Parliament

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (10.3.16) on petitions being presented to the state's Parliament calling either for the suspens... More »

In the ATAR battle, one thing is clear: teaching needs to attract better recruits

Lawrence Ingvarson writes in The Conversation (7.3.16) about debates over the fate of the ATAR tertiary entrance system, arguing that more... More »

Moving beyond 'acts of faith': effective scholarships for equity students

Policy Online carries a link (29.2.16) to a National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education report which examines links between uni... More »

Bullying linked to gender and sexuality often goes unchecked in schools

Victoria Rawlings writes in The Conversation (3.3.16) about some of the realities of sexuality-based bullying in schools, amid continuing ... More »

Should we scrap the ATAR? What are the alternative options? Experts comment

Higher Education experts comment in The Conversation (3.3.16) about proposals to modify or abandon the Australian Tertiary Admissions... More »

Safe Schools: Education Minister Simon Birmingham says students struggling with sexual identity need support

The ABC's Brigid Andersen reports (1.3.16) on federal Education Minister, Simon Birmingham, declaring he agreed with the objectives of the Safe Sch... More »

Stresses facing school leaders should be principal concern

Philip Riley provides an overview of the 2013 report Australia's School Principals:

'The report recommends several solutions ... More »

'No jab, no play' laws short on impact

Jorge Branco writes in the Brisbane Times (21.2.16) that none of Queensland's major childcare providers have announced plans to use the st... More »

The end of corporal punishment in Queensland schools

In the week in which the last Queensland schools abolished the cane, Roger Scott looks back at the Goss Government's decision to phase out corporal... More »

UQ at World Science Festival Brisbane

In partnership with the Queensland Government and the state's principal cultural institutions, the University of Queensland, along with QUT and Gri... More »

Should religion be part of the Queensland state school curriculum?

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (28.2.16) on a proposal to remove religious instruction sessions from Queensland state schools'... More »

Malcolm Turnbull urges calm heads over Safe Schools LGBTI program

Shalailah Medhora reports in The Guardian Australia (26.2.16) on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull facing questions over inflammatory claims... More »

Inequality and Higher Education

'Inequality and Higher Education: A Class Act' - paper presented by Professor Stephen Parker AO, Vice-Chancellor, University of Canberra to the TJR... More »


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