Australia's future economic prosperity is threatened by the small number of students studying advanced mathematics subjects at senior secondary level, according to the Chief Scientist, Ian Chubb, and other experts. See video and transcript of report on ABC News 24 January 2014.
The NSW Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, has noted swift improvement in the education systems of developing countries, and new concerns raised by leading countries such as Finland about their own educational performance. He argues that NSW should respond to these trends through 'a strong and immediate feedback loop between assessment data, curriculum changes, universities, teachers and schools.' See his opinion piece in The Canberra Times 28 January 2014.
The Education World Forum 2014 was held in Britain 19–22 January. The Forum is 'the largest gathering of education and skills ministers in the world and is the internationally recognised ministerial forum for debating future practice in education' (from EWF2014 website). See press releases from major education stakeholders, available on the site. The 2014 Education World Forum film, A Global Education Conversation, will also be available on the site in the near future.
The Teacher Toolkit is the 'one place where AITSL’s online tools and resources for teachers can be found. All resources are freely available, aligned to the Standards and organised by category for easy access.' See media release from the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership.
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