30 janvier 2019

Are Australian classrooms really the most disruptive in the world? Not if you look at the whole picture

The ConversationRecent reports suggest Australian classrooms, from the students’ perspective, are some of the most disruptive in the world. But do we have a behavioural crisis in our schools? Perhaps not. More...

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Viewpoints: should teaching students who fail a literacy and numeracy test be barred from teaching?

The ConversationStarting this month, teaching students who fail or haven’t yet taken the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) will not be able to teach in Victorian schools. More...

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Why are teachers mostly female? Because men get better pay in other professions

The ConversationWomen are considerably over-represented in the teaching profession. Recent data show, among recent Australian university graduates, 97% of pre-primary teachers, 85% of primary teachers and 68% of secondary teachers are female. Similarly, large proportions of women in teaching are also observed across the OECD. More...

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Higher English entry standards for international students won’t necessarily translate to success

The ConversationFor some time, lowering standards and inadequate English language proficiency have dominated discussions about international students in Australia. More...

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Lift teacher status to improve student performance

The ConversationAustralia needs to lift the status of teachers to attract the best and brightest to teaching. The world’s top-performing school systems make it a national priority to attract the strongest candidates. Improving teacher selection improves student results. More...

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Overworked and isolated: the rising epidemic of loneliness in academia

The ConversationUniversities were created to be places where people learn and educate together. But a UK survey has found 46% of researchers feel lonely at work. Social isolation is particularly common among early career academics – 64% of PhD candidates report such feelings. More...

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Africa should be building private-public partnerships in education

The ConversationPrivate-public partnerships have become a common strategy for countries all over the world to meet their development goals. In the global north, these partnerships – which bring capital and expertise together – tend to focus on developing infrastructure. That includes energy, ports, rail and fibre networks. More...

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Sign language needs policy protection in Ghana

The ConversationIn 1957, when Ghana gained independence from British colonial rule, African-American educator Andrew Foster established the first school for the Deaf in Ghana. More...

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Lecturers reflect on their efforts to ensure no student gets left behind

The ConversationEvery year about 190 000 South African students make the leap from high school to university. More...

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Racism is still rife in South Africa’s schools. What can be done about it

The ConversationIt’s 2019, almost 25 years into South Africa’s democratic dispensation, and racism is still playing out in the country’s schools. More...

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