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18 Oct 14 - Education News

Education review: overhaul of 'bloated' national curriculum widely supported
The review became mired in controversy when the Abbott government appointed education consultant Kevin Donnelly - an outspoken critic of what he saw as the left-wing ideology taught in classrooms - to co-chair the review with academic Ken Wiltshire in ...

Making a difference in indigenous education
Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne recently said on the ABC's Q&A program that the OECD's Program for International Student Assessment results released last December showed that in Australia the No 1 issue, in terms of the outcomes, was ...

Nation should back education reforms
Education is also our fourth-largest export industry. Attracting people from around the world to study in Australia, as well as generating demand for our education products in other countries, is a major comparative advantage for Australia but we have ...

Education in America
And the poorest students are often warehoused in the worst schools, ensuring that public education is a poor vehicle for social mobility.

Why important education research often gets ignored
Teachers' professional development is “fragmented, occasional and insufficiently informed by research”. These were the conclusions of a recent British Educational Research Association (BERA) and Royal Society of Arts inquiry into the issue in the UK.

OECD figures show public benefits more than individuals from tertiary education
The public rate of return from tertiary education in Australia is twice the rate of return to the individual, a Fairfax Media analysis of figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development shows.

Homeschooling parents use distance education
MORE Mackay parents choosing to educate their children from home are enrolling them in distance education rather than handling the teaching on their own.

Weekend Reading: Is education killing the US economy?
(Relinquishment); A new journal aims to fill education research gaps by publishing papers that detail failures. (Inside School Research); Here's a primer on John Deasy's long-expected but still surprising resignation as L.A.

Michelle Obama using her life story to promote education initiative
"Education is a really tough issue," said Mrs Bush's chief of staff, Anita McBride, referring to the former first lady's efforts to promote her husband's No Child Left Behind initiative.

The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs
Data is confirming what we already know: recruiting is an imprecise activity, and degrees don't communicate much about a candidate's potential and fit.

VIDEO | Parents 'key' to education overhaul
PARENTS have a key role to play in the education reforms that Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff hopes to roll out in the Liberals' first term of government.

Why can German universities offer free education when Australian students end ...
Their full public funding is feasible because they spend the money in a way that would be novel for many of our august institutions: To provide an education. No more, no less. As someone who has wasted a lot of time and money at university, and have ...

Footscray: Education precinct still a Labor priority
A $15 million education precinct in Footscray remains a key priority should Labor win next month's state election, a candidates forum has heard.

There's more to education than spelling and numbers
A sharp focus on performance is a good thing, but there is a great deal more to an effective and good education than jostling for position in a league table … Most of us as parents want our children to become capable adults, able to look after ...

English Education in Korea: Unrealistic Expectations
Some young Koreans don't feel comfortable applying for a job until they get at least a 900 on their TOEIC test; the kind of score that even a native speaker might have trouble getting.

Wantirna learning centre to provide quality clinical education
The Wantirna Health Education Precinct - which connects to the existing Wantirna Health building on Mountain Highway - has begun programs for Eastern Health staff as well as students from Monash and Deakin universities.

Focus on education to guide Arab youth: Prince Khaled
The prince said the two-day conference to be opened in Kuwait on Tuesday is a fresh opportunity to move toward formulating strategies to tackle the issues facing educational developments in the region. The conference will also highlight the importance ...

Saving for an education
Education funds Many people would love to be in a position to send their children to the school of their choice. But the cost of this can range from between $50,000 to $550,000 over a school life - and this might not even include expenditure on ...

Dubai Cares raises hopes in Philippines with education project
PALANAS, PHILIPPINES // The Dubai Cares delegation who recently visited the Philippines are pleased with the progress of their project in the country.

Janet Yellen on the Broken Way America Pays for Public Schools
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen stepped out of her banks-and-money specialty today to point to an issue that doesn't usually get on the radar of central bankers: school finance.

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