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New Zealand: On the job learning for new teachers a disservice to them and students

Oceania/ New Zealand/ 12.02.2019/ Source: www.stuff.co.nz. I was very excited to see the outcomes of Bali Haque’s Tomorrow’s Schools Review. It is insightful, clear, and I think, largely correct. I hope we have the courage to implement the review’s recommendations – all bar one. I don’t believe that school-based teacher preparation pathways will improve the quality of new teachers, […]

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Australia’s education system needs transforming

By Nicholas Stuart.  Labor’s education spokesperson is threatening to prevent students with a low ATAR from studying education. Exactly how Tanya Plibersek would do this and what mechanism she’d use to achieve her goal isn’t clear. After all, the whole premise of our tertiary system is that universities are independent – although there are always ways around […]

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Australian teachers are ‘at the end of their tethers’ and abandoning the profession, sparking a crisis

Oceania/ Australia/ 23.01.2019/ Source: www.news.com.au. Australia is facing an education crisis as hordes of disillusioned and burnt-out teachers flee the profession, with potentially damaging ramifications for the whole country. Former educators have spoken to news.com.au about the “miserable” conditions driving an estimated 40 per cent of graduates to quit within the first five years of entering the workforce. […]

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Kiribati: “En las islas del Pacífico los niños están para ser vistos, no oídos”

Oceanía/Kiribati/10 Enero 2019/Fuente: El país Hay pocos lugares tan aislados y dispersos como Kiribati. Este país del Pacífico central, de solo 116.000 habitantes, está compuesto por 33 atolones de coral diseminados en una zona mayor que el subcontinente indio. Kiribati está lejos de casi todo, mecido en verdiazules aguas ecuatoriales, pero incluso aquí llega la violencia contra […]

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Why we need to take food education in Australian schools more seriously

Oceania/ Australia/ 07.01.2018/ Source: theconversation.com. Schools are expected to do a lot of important things. We frequently hear calls for schools to make children job-ready, help drive economic innovation, provide them with greater literacy and numeracy skills, maintain social cohesion and fairness through anti-bullying and gender equity programs, prevent obesity and promote students’ mental health. And much more. So what is happening about […]

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Educación emocional: ¿una asignatura escolar pendiente?

Por: Infobae.com. Matemáticas, lengua, idiomas. Pocos dudan de la necesidad de aprender cada una de las materias que el sistema educativo propone, pero ¿qué pasa con las emociones? ¿Se puede enseñar a manejarlas en las escuelas? ¿Y en casa? La inteligencia emocional es la capacidad de sentir, entender, controlar y modificar estados anímicos propios y ajenos. La […]

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Australia: Student protests show Australian education does get some things righ

Oceania/ Australia/ 10.11.2018/ Source: theconversation.com. Australia’s education system often suffers a barrage of criticism – claims of stagnant or declining NAPLAN results, slippage in international comparisons and rankings, and an irrelevant curriculum, tend to draw the attention of politicians, the media, and the Australian public. It’s not often we are able to celebrate what’s right in Australia’s education […]

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