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We need to do more to ensure teaching is an attractive profession. from www.shutterstock.com In recent debates about Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) scores we have lost sight of what matters most: the recruitment of high-quality candidates to ensure a strong teaching profession. Teaching has a recruitment problem much more […]

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Dr Peter Gray Peter Gray A very good author on Self-Directed Learning is Peter Gray.  He’s a Psychology professor at Boston College and has been researching the topic of self-directed learning and forced schooling for decades.  He has compiled much evidence demonstrating the detrimental effects of compulsory schooling and the myriad […]

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Children with severe social, emotional or behavioural disorders are the least welcome in schools. from www.shutterstock.com Children with disabilities are frequently discriminated against in Australian schools. It’s an issue that has been ongoing for years, with reports showing that little has improved since 2002. Exclusion practices – dubbed as “gatekeeping” […]