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Accountants add up cost of sustainability

To meet future demands accountants will have to look outside traditional business to concentrate more on areas such as science, the environment and government. In Adelaide recently academics, professional bodies and the profession at large, gathered together to discuss the ...

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New Strategy for Asia literacy: Garrett

A new stakeholder group to provide advice to government on how to boost Asia literacy in schools is to be convened shortly, Minister for School Education Peter Garrett has confirmed. The group will consist of educators, academics, teachers, the business ...

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Universities tighten student training hours

Average nursing clinical placement hours have declined over time as universities try to ease placement and resourcing problems, according to a report released by Health Workforce Australia. While many nursing schools exceeded the required minimum by substantial amounts in the ...

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International interest up as gates open wider

Has international education in Australia found its way back from the wilderness?  The Knight review of the Student Visa Program, released in March last year, made sweeping recommendations for changes to how Australia dealt with international students, starting with entry ...

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No evidence of improving engagement

Student disengagement is growing and there is no improvement in sight, writes Stuart Middleton. Over the next week or 10 days the great education machine of Australian schools grinds into action again for another year. In about 9,500 schools, 184,000 ...

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Push needed to lure lecturers

Tomorrow’s academic teachers think there aren’t enough jobs for them in Australia, despite an expected workforce shortfall that has been well discussed and documented publicly. That is one of the surprising findings in a new paper by the Australian Council for ...

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Lecturer lost to the Facebook jungle

It’s 4.40pm on a Friday and every student is staring at me attentively. They are not peering at Facebook, they are not tweeting, and there’s complete silence in the classroom. I’d like to say this is because I’m such a great ...

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Opening the indigenous learning track

The “fragile” success story of one Aboriginal woman has inspired new research at Flinders University. Until recently, the story of Rachael Willika’s life was unremarkable. A Jawoyn Aboriginal woman from the remote township of Manyallaluk in the Northern Territory, Willika ...

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ALT Fellows respond to Johns report

The newly formed group Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows (ALTF) has submitted a formal response to the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Review conducted by Alison Johns of the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Johns was contracted by DEEWR to ...

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