Education Opinion Responding to Teacher Shortages in Rural Schools: Lessons from Australia
While approximately 10 percent of Australians live outside urban areas, the few students who attend rural schools have some of the fewest advantages. Here's how Australia has tackled that problem, from guest bloggers Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, and Matthew A.M. Thomas.
Education Opinion How Do School Choice and Funding Work in Australia?
In Australia, 34 percent of all students attend publicly subsidized, fee-charging private schools. Here's how the system works, write guest bloggers Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, Meghan Stacey, and Matthew A.M. Thomas.
Education Opinion Living and Learning in the "Land Down Under": Education in Australia
Guest blogger Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj is spending the year as a visiting researcher at Australia's University of Sydney. Here's what she's learned about the Australian education system and how it compares to the U.S. system.
Equity & Diversity Opinion Unpacking Cultural Complexity to Create More Equitable Learning
Resources from Australia, Indonesia, and the United States show how to foster belonging and inclusion critical to learning and to nurturing dynamic learning communities.
Teaching Profession How Do Other Countries Recruit and Retain Rural Teachers?
Countries like Australia, Japan, and Korea have offered credit toward promotion and travel funds to attract and retain rural teachers.
Assessment Opinion Australian Education Gives All Students Skills for the Workplace
Read about the unique education system in Australia which aims to "....enable students to gain qualifications for all types of employment, and specific skills to help them in the workplace."
Education Opinion Why Is Achievement Rising in Some Countries, Going Down in Others?
Australian education expert Geoff Masters looks at the reforms that have boosted student performance in the world's rapidly improving education systems and finds that they do not use market-based strategies, but instead focus on developing strong teachers and school leaders throughout the entire school system.
Education Opinion Becoming Connected: So What's Your Story?
In today's guest blog, Australian teacher Aaron Davis explores one of the biggest hurdles that he has found in connected learning, which is bridging the gap between those in the shadows, lurking in the background, to creating a more engaged community, which includes commenting and collaboration.
Education Opinion Australian Officials Want a Less Liberal National Curriculum
Curriculum is an issue that we are debating in the US, and it seems that Australia is about to jump into the same debate.
Professional Development Opinion Using Fair Comparisons to Stimulate School Improvement in Australia
Barry McGaw discusses the implementation of a national curriculum, customized student testing, and an online school assessment tool designed to stimulate system-wide improvement in Australia.