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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.
Guest Blogger, March 1, 2019
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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.
Guest Blogger, February 27, 2019
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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.
Guest Blogger, February 25, 2019
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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.
Contributing Blogger, October 16, 2018
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Assessment Opinion Parkland Shooting: What Can We Learn from Abroad?
The Honorable Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia, shares how his country enacted gun-safety measures.
Heather Singmaster, March 19, 2018
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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.
Jackie Mader, May 24, 2016
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International Opinion Challenges in Australian Education
What was once one of the best CTE/VET systems in the world is now considered to be slipping by those who work within it. Why? What is being done?
May 1, 2015
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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."
April 29, 2015
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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.
Marc Tucker, March 19, 2015
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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.
Peter DeWitt, May 30, 2014
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Teaching Profession Opinion Accountability: What the Top Performers Do
Marc Tucker continues the discussion on accountability and describes how the top-performing education systems use assessments and the results to help students and schools improve.
Marc Tucker, March 14, 2014
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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.
Peter DeWitt, January 16, 2014
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College & Workforce Readiness Report Roundup College Access
New research concludes that access to top universities in the United States, England, and Australia has a lot to do with family background and money—not just the academic ability of applicants.
Caralee J. Adams, December 11, 2013
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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.
International Perspectives on Education Reform Group, October 21, 2013
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