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Education

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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Link to 'TAFE: an Australian asset' Australian government report

This report examines the importance of TAFE (Technical And Further Education) for the Australian economy.

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Why tech schools won't seem to go away

In The Conversation (10.11.14) John Pardy asks why, when both sides of government have shown commitment to bringing back tech schools, Australia go... More »

Senate Committee reports on higher education bill

Gwilym Croucher provides an overview (The Conversation, 30.10.14) of the recommendations of the Senate Committee's examination of the higher educat... More »

Universities and ethical investments

Jack Gray writes in The Conversation (28.10.14) that: The shrill yelpers see their oft-heard tag line, “governments distort markets” be... More »

Vice-chancellors vs the collegiate

Hannah Forsyth (The Conversation, 28.10.14) writes that 'The proposal to deregulate, connecting university income still closer to the market rather... More »

Subscriber's response to Roger Scott on higher education

A subscriber responds to Roger Scott's comments on the potential impact of Pyne's higher education changes on Queensland universities.

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Rising university fees threaten to skew health services

Professors Peter Brooks and Steve Trumble write in The Conversation (20.10.14) that higher university fees will drive medical graduates away from g... More »

Responses to the Donnelly/Wiltshire curriculum review

A panel of experts was invited to respond to the curriculum review by 'The Conversation'

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NZ's mistakes in higher education

John Grundy writes (The Conversation, 10.10.14) that NZ has had to unwind many of its higher education 'reforms' after 'nasty, unintended consequen... More »

Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014

Senate Inquiry on Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 - link to Inquiry site.

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Pyne's plan isn't the way to protect our units from 'mediocrity'

Emmaline Bexley argues in The Conversation (9.10.14) that continued regulation of university fees 'will not mean ranking death for Australian unive... More »

Future of Australia's universities at risk?

In University World News (Issue 0037, 5.10.14), Geoff Maslin reports on a speech by Michael Gallagher, executive director of the 'Group of... More »

Not all vocational training providers are stacking up

Alan Montague writes in The Conversation (3.10.14) that the quality of current training and development is under question, 'and it is a problem - a... More »

Submissions to the Senate inquiry on deregulation of higher education

Tim Pitman writes in The Conversation (30.9.14) that 130 submissions have been received by the higher education Senate inquiry: 'A few embrace high... More »

UWA model would life uni debt for woman, disadvantaged

Ben Phillips and Stephen Parker write in The Conversation (4.10.14) that the UWA's recently announced post-deregulation price structure, setting fe... More »

Australian Schools: the view from Mars

'The federal government's competition review is disastrously wrong about education' writes Dean Ashenden in Inside Story (24.9.14)

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UQ warns international students may get priority

Cameron Atfield reports in The Brisbane Times (26.9.14) that the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Queensland has warned that UQ would be forced... More »

Apprentices and trainees: 2014 report

The number of apprentices and trainees in-training as at 31 March 2014 was 386,800, a decrease of 12.4% from 31 March 2013 according to report by t... More »

VET funding and the role of TAFE

Professor Peter Noonan describes Vocational Education and Training as 'at the crossroads' and calls for a sustainable investment base for VET and a... More »

Professor John Quiggin on Pyne's university 'reforms'

John Quiggin is critical of 'three misguided beliefs' of the Group of Eight universities who, unlike students, academics or the general public, hav... More »

Evidence-free policy: the Pyne reforms to higher education

Peter McPhee writes in Inside Story (5.9.14) that the higher education sector is now in uncharted waters. 'Its very considerable achievements &ndas... More »

Which cap fits? Putting a ceiling on university fees

Adjunct Professor Gavin Moodie, in The Conversation (5.9.14), discusses the option and complexity of putting a ceiling on university fees.

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School chaplaincy debate ignores what 'secular' education really is

In The Weekend Conversation (30 August 2014) Audrey Statham argues that there is widespread misunderstanding of the term 'secular'.  She sugge... More »

Pyne's education changes ignoring the evidence

Peter McPhee and Glenn Savage argue in The Conversation (28.8.14) that Christopher Pyne's radical education changes have ignored evidence:  'E... More »

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 »

 
 

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