Cultural diversity in schools, anti-racism and EAL/D pedagogy explored during CPL multicultural conferenceJuly 21, 2017
Confronting ethnic stereotypes and the challenges of teaching in a multicultural society were key concerns put to educators at a Centre for Professional Learning conference in Sydney today.
Category: Multicultural Education
New Gonski Review panel hamstrung by narrow Government briefJuly 17, 2017
We will not close the gap in education achievement by cutting funding to schools and then conducting another review that looks at only one part of the issues, Australian Education Union President Correna Haythorpe says. The Turnbull Government’s decision to restrict the panel leading the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools to only examining strategies to improve educational outcomes demonstrates it is not interested in levelling the playing field and properly funding public schools, Ms Haythorpe says in a media release.
Teachers now able to apply for more payJuly 06, 2017
After a long wait, teachers can once again submit applications to have prior eligible service recognised for salary purposes. For some teachers, this process will need to be completed by November this year so they can qualify for a review. Have you ever:
Will Pearson Australia follow through on offer of transparency?July 05, 2017
The recent research report and media interest in the commercialisation of public schooling have prompted a response from Pearson Australia Managing Director, David Barnett, in which he agrees to the possibility of laying bare all of Pearson’s contracts with Australian federal, state and territory government authorities, which would reveal, among other things, the amount of taxpayers’ money that Pearson receives.
Category: Aboriginal Education
Inquiry to investigate consequences of devolutionary policies on public educationJuly 04, 2017
Federation will fund an independent inquiry into devolutionary policies, President Maurie Mulheron announced on the third day of Annual Conference.
Unions call on super funds and government to take action on affordable housingJuly 04, 2017
The Sydney housing market is in crisis for essential workers such as teachers and the issue is now being addressed by unions, political parties and even superannuation funds, Federation General Secretary John Dixon told Federation annual conference today (Tuesday 4 July).
Category: Special Interest Groups
How business is taking over our schoolsJuly 04, 2017
Education technology companies are benefitting financially from developing standards and data infrastructure in schools, according to the Commercialisation in Public Schooling study, launched on day three of Federation Annual Conference. Teachers and school leaders are concerned about this increasing ‘creep’ of commercialism into public schooling, a university survey conducted as part of CIPS shows.
Extra demands mean less time for classroom preparation, teachers warnJuly 03, 2017
Teachers have plenty of ideas about how their work could be better structured so that they could be given more time to devote to teaching and learning, a new survey commissioned by Federation reveals.
Federation to mount schools funding campaign for next federal pollJuly 03, 2017
In the wake of Turnbull Government legislation that cuts public education funding, Federation has resolved to mount a major campaign on schools funding issue for the next federal election.
Teachers want reduced face-to-face teaching to support quality teaching and learningJuly 03, 2017
Teachers’ professional judgement would be the focus of a new campaign, in response to issues of work overload, Senior Vice President Joan Lemaire told Annual Conference.
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