Teacher targeted bullying in Australian schools

By Paulina Billett and Rochelle Fogelgarn and Edgar Burns

The problem of teachers being bullied and harassed by students and parents has been heavily canvased in mainstream media recently. Yet, many remain sceptical, often dismissing what teachers perceive as bullying and harassment as just parents looking after their children, and probably the result of a teacher’s inability to manage a classroom anyway. Parents claim

Our university workforce has become a fragmented, casualised ‘gig economy’. The problems we face

By Paul Richardson and Amanda Heffernan

The quality and integrity of higher education in Australia is dependent on the quality of the academics who staff our universities. The supply pipeline of the academic workforce needs careful planning if it is to continue to be effectively renewed by fully rounded academics who are engaged in research and can contribute to sustaining the

Re-imagining education for democracy in these politically troubled times

By Stewart Riddle

Everywhere one cares to look, democracy is in trouble—from the catastrophic social and economic collapse in Venezuela, through

Q:Which major party will fully fund public schools? A:None. Here’s what’s happening

By Deb Hayes

You would be forgiven for thinking that policy related to schooling is not a major issue in Australia.

Taken for a ride? How the education vehicle breaks down for First Nations people

By John Guenther

The ‘education is the key’ mantra is often used as a metaphor in remote First Nations communities to

Power of emotions and gender in education and in the work of educational researchers

By Garth Stahl and Amanda Keddie

Emotions and gender identity play powerful roles in education. Every day, every child and every educator in every classroom

Effective teaching methods that work for Indigenous students: latest research

By Cathie Burgess

What does effective teaching of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students look like? Thousands of research studies have been dedicated to finding answers to this question. But much of what we think we know, or hear, about Indigenous education remains mired in myths and legends. Governments have been surprisingly frank about the failure of their

Put professional judgement of teachers first or we’ll never get the systemic education improvements we all want. Let’s talk about it

By James Ladwig

In this blog I’d like to bring together three different lines of educational analysis to show how our