Senate Select Committee on School Funding publishes report
The Senate Select Committee on School Funding has published a report titled Equity and excellence in Australian schools. See also commentary article in The Conversation 7 August 2014.
Christopher Pyne addresses ACER research conference
The Australian Minister of Education, Christopher Pyne, has delivered the opening address to the 2014 Research Conference of the Australian Council for Educational Research, focusing on the conference theme of quality and equity in school education.
Private school education might not be the best preparation for university study
An article in The Conversation 13 August 2014, examines the longer-term outcomes of attending private schools, in response to a research article that suggested state school graduates are getting better results in university.
Tips for effective classroom observations
Nine suggestions for school leaders to effectively observe teachers and classrooms in action. See article in SmartBlog on Education 4 August 2014.
Notes for principals on giving feedback to teachers
Teachers are looking to receive constructive feedback from principal evaluations of their lessons. See principal notes from Connected Principals 25 July 2014.
Does A to E grading show individual growth and progress?
Joe Earp sat down with Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research to discuss why A to E grading 'doesn't tell the whole story when it comes to student achievement'. See article in Teacher 22 July 2014.
Let’s stop trying to teach students critical thinking
'Many teachers say they strive to teach their students to be critical thinkers', but 'the truth is that you can't teach people to be critical unless you are critical yourself'. See the full article in The Conversation 9 August 2014.
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