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Fake journals undermine academic publishing

Six fake Australian medical journals produced by academic publishing giant Elsevier have undermined confidence in commercial publishers. Gavin Moodie, principal policy adviser at Griffith University and an expert on academic integrity, described the scandal as a “timely warning” to universities ...

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Finishing is the important factor

Completing an apprenticeship or traineeship delivers significant financial and employment advantages. New research from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research has found that recently completed apprentices and trainees who were employed full-time in 2008 earned 16 per cent more ...

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Indigenous strategies that work

Concentration on the early years of development, coordination of programs across higher education and forceful messages about young indigenous people’s responsibility to their elders, families and communities – these are among the strategies recommended by indigenous education leaders to help ...

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Skill shortages in the eye of the beholder

lthough skill shortages may not be grabbing the same level of attention as before the onset of the global financial crisis, policymakers worry that they will re-emerge – perhaps worse than before – as world economies recover. But one prominent ...

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