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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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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 government&rs... More »

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

John Rice and Nigel Martin write in The Conversation (22.7.114) that it is likely that the university fee burden shifting to students 'will create ... 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 reduce the am... 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 »

Dr Cathy Byrne: 'It's time to expel religious extremism from schools'

Dr Byrne, in The Conversation (24 February 2014), argues that we ought to provide children with a comprehensive understanding of different religion... More »

Dean Ashenden: 'Neither Labor nor the Coalition are rising to the challenge posed by Gonski'

Dean Ashenden discusses 'Mr Gonski and the social contract', in The Conversation of 23 May 2014, in response to Mr Gonski's address at Melbourne Un... More »

Why the Audit Commission erred over the Gonski Report

The text of David Gonski's address at Melbourne University on 21 May 2014 on the Abbott Government's Budget response to the Gonski Report.  'L... More »

Mitchell Institute Report on persistent problems in Australia’s schools

In November 2013, the Mitchell Institute hosted a discussion with a panel and audience of people who have made a significant contribution to e... More »

Bridie Jabour reports in the Guardian Australia that Clive Palmer will oppose the deregulation of university fees for domestic students

The Palmer United party leader, Clive Palmer, who has not previous... More »

Tom Pitman article in The Conversation on the future of universities

According to the federal government, the distinctive purposes of our universities are to educate persons, create and advance knowledge and apply th... More »

 
 

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