Why teacher unions matter now more than ever

By Mihalja Gavin

Teachers are striking. Not just in NSW, Australia, where the NSW Teachers’ Federation went on strike when it

Anonymous writes: I became a better teacher during COVID. I didn’t yet know I had cancer

By Anonymous

Remember the COVID shutdowns? Remember the months of remote teaching? As a middle school teacher, I thought I

We build submarines and the defence force. Now we must support the families who work in them

By Marg Rogers and Amy Johnson

The Federal Government has plans to expand Australian Defence Forces (ADF) to a 40-year high. They hope to increase the forces by 30% (18,500 extra personnel by 2040), the biggest increase since the Vietnam War. This will inevitably lead to an increase in the number of children and parents impacted by military service.  It won’t

What we must do now to rescue Australian schools

By Scott Eacott

We expect education to be a catalyst for more equitable and inclusive societies yet too often governments and systems deploy one-stop solutions without detailed plans for how exactly improvements will be achieved or at what costs. The Building Education Systems for Equity and Inclusion report comes from an Academy of Social Sciences of Australia workshop

How Australian universities could stop inequality and save the planet in one easy move

By Richard Heller

To address the global inequalities in access to higher education, I propose an Australian-led network for global online learning. A collaboration of Australian universities would offer online education to low- to middle-income populations, at large scale and low cost, with long-term benefits for future enrolments and global soft power. As an example of global inequalities,

We can teach it so much better once we know what it is

By Kylie Murphy, Steve Murphy and Nathaniel Swain

‘Critical’ and ‘creative’ are commonly used terms, but shared understandings of these terms are less frequent. Critical and

Why restoring trust in teaching now could fix the teacher shortage

By Babak Dadvand

Burnout is blamed for an exodus of teachers contributing to ‘a teacher shortage crisis’ in Australian schools. The

The kids aren’t all right. Neither are staff.

By Sally Kift

Good morning on R U OK? Day 2022. Today’s the perfect day to ask our higher education (HE) students how they are doing. According to the latest national 2021 Student Experience Survey (SES) released late last month, the answer is a depressing ’not so good’. The 2021 data again show that the top ranked reason

ECEC: Why joy at work is wonderful (but never enough)

By Olivia Karaolis and Cathy Little

Image courtesy of Joanna Crothers Educators voted on Wednesday to take strike action on September 7 – Early

Is the NAPLAN results delay about politics or precision?

By Greg Thompson

The decision announced yesterday by ACARA to delay the release of preliminary NAPLAN data is perplexing. The justification