While schools across the country are grappling with critical teacher shortages, it’s certainly no surprise to hear that out-of-field teaching is occurring. A new Deakin University report which was co-written by ACER and Griffith University, looks at the issue of out-of-field teaching and proposes 46 recommendations.
What makes leadership impactful in regional, rural and remote schools? In this episode of The Research Files, we chat with Scott Eacott, unpacking some of the concepts covered in his recent research on leadership in regional, rural and remote schools.
Phillippa Adgemis is Principal at Coldstream Primary School – one of the six schools highlighted in a recent Australian study exploring the common features of exemplary school playgroups. In this article, she shares more about how the playgroup is run, and the effect it has had on the school.
Philanthropic funding is one way school leaders can access support to implement and enhance initiatives and projects. Australian charity Schools Plus recently published details of applications for its latest round of grants. The requests from schools provide a snapshot of the initiatives and projects educators are seeking funding for.
School playgroups benefit children, their families, schools and communities. New Australian research has identified six key features of high-performing school playgroups.
Schools in West Australia participating in a pilot study managed to dramatically reduce their carbon emissions per student, with 60 per cent of the initiatives they implemented requiring no cost. Here, we speak to the researchers involved to see which initiatives proved to be most impactful, and how other schools can do the same.
Warilla High School in the Illawarra region of New South Wales is on its way to becoming entirely self-sufficient with electricity, thanks to fundraising efforts by students. We find out more about the initiatives students have led and introduced and how much they’re saving the school annually.
In her last column, Dr Sue Thomson examined secondary school teacher and principal views on resourcing issues that hinder quality teaching, as revealed by the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey. What, then, do these teachers see as the spending priorities for Australian education? And are the priorities different in primary schools?
In her new Teacher column, Dr Sue Thomson discusses some of the latest results from the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), including issues of resourcing and student achievement.
Music teacher Scott Maxwell managed to build capacity in his school’s music program on a shoestring budget. In today’s video, he explains how he did this so successfully and gives insight to how other educators could do the same.