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Report calls for states alone to run schools

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States should take full control over the way primary and secondary schools in Australia are run, funded and regulated, a new report concludes. The report, published by the Melbourne School of Government, found that the current system of mixed responsibilities ...

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Teaching by humiliation rife in hospitals

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Three-quarters of medical students are taught by humiliation in hospitals, but up to half of them think it’s useful for learning, a new survey says. The humiliation included teachers being nasty, rude or hostile, and belittling their students, while more ...

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Medicine ‘failing’ to stamp out sexism

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Australia’s medical profession is failing to stamp out sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination of women, a high-profile academic believes. Merrilyn Walton, professor of medical education at the University of Sydney, says attempts by medical colleges and peak bodies to change ...

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Teacher testing pilot ‘over-subscribed’

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Teachers are “flocking to participate” in the newly launched pilot of teacher literacy and numeracy testing, the Education Minister Christopher Pyne has said. In a statement issued on Friday, Pyne said the initial stage of the pilot testing regime – developed ...

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Principals to visit Torres Strait Islands schools

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School principals are getting ready to jet off to the remote Indigenous communities of the Torres Strait Islands. The annual Women Yarning Up trip is organised by Bond University in conjunction with the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia. “Indigenous education ...

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UTS develops new master plan for local school

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UTS architecture students will get hands-on experience developing a master plan for the campus redesign of a local high school. Postgraduate students and staff from UTS’s school of architecture have been appointed to guide the International Grammar School (IGS) through ...

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