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With NAIDOC Week approaching, teachers have the opportunity to reflect on what more can be done to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students – particularly in regard to the preservation of languages – in line with this year’s NAIDOC Week them…
13 Jun 2017 : Rising equity concerns over NAPLAN
NAPLAN must be inclusive of all students including those with a disability and those from diverse linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
New study aims to better understand the challenges faced by early career teachers, and better plan and provide tailored support in overcoming those challenges.
International standardised testing should not be used as an indicator of student performance.
Department of Education and Training’s new report Advancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and training – An action plan for education in Queensland welcomed but key gaps must be addressed.
24 Feb 2017 : Union advice highlights Long Service Leave entitlement for members on rolling contracts
A recent case involving incorrect employer advice regarding access to Long Service Leave (LSL) for those employed on a fixed-term contract basis has highlighted the need for members to contact their union for advice in the first instance.
22 Feb 2017 : Supervising pre-service teachers: then and now
The role of a supervising teacher is undergoing significant change, with new demands at state and federal levels.
21 Feb 2017 : PISA: Australian students performing above standards
Australia’s performance in the OECD’s Program for International
Assessment (PISA) has seen average student scores decrease since the
test was first administered in 2000. While some may conclude that
Australia’s education system is in decline, this is n…
10 Jan 2017 : What’s the problem with data walls?
The introduction of data display walls in schools is creating member concern about student privacy and teacher workload.
The ever expanding roles and duties required of school staff have reached
21 Nov 2016 : Students and teachers to feel VET funding cuts
Federal government budget cuts to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector from 2017 will be a risk to teachers in delivering high quality training.
Early childhood members must report suspected child harm and abuse after recent legislation was passed by the Queensland government.
Aspiring teachers in the Northern Territory will be forced to sit a literacy and numeracy test before graduating university.
21 Nov 2016 : Reviewing and funding disability education
Adequate funding to better support schools and teachers to deliver high quality education to students with a disability is vital and should continue to be a key concern for the Queensland government.
Teachers will be given a reprieve from introducing senior school assessment changes after the Queensland government postponed implementation until 2019.