25 février 2018

Closing the gap on Indigenous education must start with commitment and respect

The ConversationThere were angry rumblings at last week’s meeting of Indigenous leaders and the Prime Minister and in the Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee Report. They will get significantly louder with today’s release of the 10th Annual Closing the Gap Report. More...

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To really close the gap we need more Indigenous university graduates

The ConversationFor almost a decade now, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people carrying the hope and aspiration of their communities have made an annual pilgrimage to Canberra to hear what progress has been made to “close the gap”. Here they feast on hollow optimism and carefully crafted excuses that promise things will change. More...

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Making sexual consent matter: one-off courses are unlikely to help

The ConversationIn the wake of the findings of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) 2017 national report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities, a number of universities have introduced mandatory courses on sexual consent for new students. More...

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Police in schools: helpful or harmful? It depends on the model

The ConversationThe good news is it could be worse. He could have announced either boot camps for young offenders or a scared-straight program. Neither of these strategies work, and in fact can be more harmful than doing nothing at all. More...

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Bullying, threats and violence: report details the difficult job of a principal

The ConversationToday, the annual report on Australia’s school principals’ health and well-being was released. The findings should serve as a wake-up call to policymakers, parents of school-aged children and the population in general. More...

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What’s ahead for education policy in 2018

The ConversationAs we see each year, funding is likely to dominate the headlines as major reforms across the early childhood, school, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and higher education sectors will be implemented. More...

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How the continent’s languages can unlock the potential of young Africans

The ConversationAfrica is the home of 2144 languages. Oddly, most development theoreticians consider this a barrier to economic and social growth. Sociolinguists and educationists know better: the African continent’s multilingualism is a powerful resource. More...

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Lessons from the Reformation could help spur Africa’s linguistic revolution

The ConversationAfrica is at a tipping point. Countries across the continent are on the brink of shifting from postcolonial to global knowledge societies. A global knowledge society empowers people by increasing access to and preserving and sharing information and knowledge in all domains. Its features include freedom of expression and respect for cultural and linguistic diversity. More...

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Multilingualism must be celebrated as a resource, not a problem

The ConversationFebruary ought to be a joyful month for South African languages. It’s been declared “language activism month” by the Pan South African Languages Board, a constitutionally established body tasked with the promotion and development of the 11 official languages, as well as those recognised for religious and cultural purposes. More...

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Why putting the words ‘learning’ and ‘Facebook’ together isn’t an oxymoron

The ConversationIt’s a rather impressive, if controversial, resume for a teenager: blamed for the election of Donald Trump, increased divorce rates, rising syphilis cases, and the advent of fake news.
Facebook turns 14 on February 4. More...

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