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School Autonomy and Student Achievement Australian Cases

This is the second of the Australian contributions to the International Study on School Autonomy and Learning (ISSAL), the seven-country …

Pedagogy

Geoff Masters

Mind the gap between school performance

In contrast, Australia draws its teachers largely from the middle third of school leavers. And there is little evidence that this is about to change. …

Education

What does innovation in education look like? A new program to find out

The 28 teachers in the first class of TED-Ed Innovative Educators work in Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea — 11 countries in all. Over the next year, …

A new national curriculum from 2016

Significant changes to the national curriculum from Foundation to Year 10 have been endorsed today by the Education Council, delivering on one of the …

Are iPads in schools a waste of money? OECD report says yes

There was "no appreciable improvements in student achievement in reading, mathematics or science in the countries that had invested heavily in …

Education Technology

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

1. Take a systematic and coherent approach<p>To be effective, principal preparation must be systematic and coherent, based on clearly articulated …