• Factors in school success: policy and practice

    Suzette Young     |      September 29, 2014

    Suzette Young, Principal Emeritus at Willoughby Girls High School, spoke at the Global Access Partners Annual Growth Summit on Education on 19 September 2014. She shares elements for school improvement and ponders how this could be applied on the policy front.

  • A new approach to educational disadvantage

    June McLoughlin     |      September 23, 2014

    June McLoughlin, Director of Family and Children's Services at Doveton College, delivered a speech at the Global Access Partners Annual Growth Summit on Education on Friday 19 September 2014. She says that to better engage families, schools needs to fundamentally change the way they interact with young people, parents and the broader community.

  • On being a teacher

    Paul Grover     |      September 18, 2014

    Teaching requires dedicated professionals who promote the significance of investing in equity and excellence in education. Paul Grover, who has won the national teacher educator of the year award, describes the responsibility and privilege of being in this profession.

  • Australian education: an OECD perspective

    Sergio Arzeni     |      September 18, 2014

    Australia fares well in terms of youth and adult skills compared to other OECD countries. Dr Sergio Arzeni says the tasks ahead are tackling disparities and ensuring that education leads on to good employment opportunities for all.

  • How I designed my own self-study program to become a global business leader

    Ankit Khandelwal     |      September 16, 2014

    Learning is going through disruptive changes with the unbundling of higher education. Ankit Khandelwal explains how he created an alternative way to educate himself with a program of self-directed learning.

  • Community services for children or commercial economic services for GDP?

    Eva Cox     |      September 15, 2014

    The Government has asked the Productivity Commission for a public inquiry into future options for childcare and early childhood learning. Social and political researcher Eva Cox explains why she is critical of the recommendations in the draft report.

  • NAPLAN: it shouldn’t be a testing time

    Robert Randall     |      September 8, 2014

    If you have school-age children in Year 3, 5, 7 or 9, you'd be aware that they took the NAPLAN tests (the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) in May this year. Robert Randall, CEO of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), has some words of advice for parents.

  • NAPLAN: a rigorous process for developing and trialling tasks

    Robert Randall     |      September 8, 2014

    This year’s NAPLAN results showed a slight downward trend in persuasive writing. Robert Randall, CEO of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), puts these results into perspective and looks to the future of NAPLAN.

  • Engaging with Asia in higher education

    Prof. James Guthrie     |      August 29, 2014

    Australia’s higher education system is a major export market in particular in Asia. James Guthrie argues that we need to protect this important source of revenue by maintaining and improving the quality of higher education in Australia.

  • Commercialising university research: a good but costly move

    Tim Mazzarol     |      August 26, 2014

    The federal government is seeking to restructure the way university research funding is allocated to foster more applied outcomes. Tim Mazzarol explains why strengthening the relationship between universities and industry makes sense.

  • What’s wrong with school chaplains?

    David Zyngier     |      August 19, 2014

    The federal government is endorsing chaplains to provide advice and care to school children. Dr David Zyngier from the Faculty of Education at Monash University says the essential fault of the program is that it is compulsory to put a religious person in this position.

  • Connect to reading – reading to connect

    Open Forum     |      August 16, 2014

    It’s Children’s Book Week from 16 to 24 August 2014. Schools and public libraries across Australia are celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories to highlight the importance of reading.