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Toughen up teaching degree entry standards: Grattan

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In its long list of recommendations to the next federal government, the Grattan Institute is calling for tougher entry standards into teacher education. Grattan school education program director Peter Goss estimated there has been roughly one review every year, for 40 ...

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5 tips for getting girls into STEM for good

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The gender imbalance in STEM fields is well documented. The need for more women in physics, engineering and computer science-related professions – for example – is being pushed by universities, industry and, in this election cycle at least, politicians. But ...

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Drive education towards technology: Pearson boss

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The chief executive of the Australian branch of multinational private education firm Pearson will warn an audience of educators that they risk becoming irrelevant in the hot-topic education debate. In his speech to next week’s EduTECH conference in Brisbane, David Barnett, chief ...

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Australian Academy of Science releases STEM education wish list

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STEM education is the Australian Academy of Science’s number one election priority, as per a policy statement released yesterday. Unveiled by academy president professor Andrew Holmes during a speech in Canberra, the group of distinguished scientists’ objectives include getting Australian schools’ students into the ...

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