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Beyond the maze

Are we about to embark on a new age of evidence-based policy, asks Robin Ryan. April’s AVETRA conference once again met the high standard of organisation and quality content that has been established in recent years. As in any good ...

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Noticeboard

Rosenbery appointed to La Trobeth the Victorian TAFE system. Previously he worked in building corporate business with United Airlines, being based in both Melbourne and Chicago. He has also worked with Qantas in their Australian resorts division. Glover appointed to ...

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Letters to the editor

Malcolm White's example of a trade qualification, such as diesel mechanic, to justify the distinctiveness between VET and higher education does a disservice to the number of areas that VET and higher education clearly do overlap (CR, 27.04.09). Paraprofessional areas ...

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Letter from Europe – Students immobilised

Rightly ambitious ideals such as student mobility are being hindered by the new world of uncertainty, say Christina Slade. The annual meeting of an EU-funded project I lead through the University of Utrecht was held there last week. The study ...

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International briefs

South African unis both racist and sexist Racism and sexism remain widespread at South African universities. This is the key finding of a report commissioned by the South African government in the wake of an international uproar over a racist ...

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Turnaround time for leadership

A new book looks at leadership for the time, writes Jacqui Elson Green. Turnaround Leadership for Higher Education, a new text that takes up the “wickedly challenging” world of the academic leader, delivers a comprehensive argument for change along with ...

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Research briefs

Women plagued by fat days More than 90 per cent of Australian women who responded to an online questionnaire say they have regular “fat days”, and most say they are miserable about their bodies. According to the survey, conducted by ...

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Last word

Bookshelfon't know where to turn for help. My Kid Is Back offers hope and encouragement for parents in fighting this eating disorder. Based on the Maudsley approach, a successful family-based treatment, this book gives parents techniques for taking charge of ...

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