Minister for Education

Here’s what a brave new minister for education could do right away to fix the horrific teacher shortage

By Debra Hayes

The new Federal Minister for Education Jason Clare announced last Friday he would convene a Teacher Workforce Roundtable

Why we must take the pulse of education research in Australia now

By Catherine Manathunga

Australian education research is at a key turning point in a pandemic world where the dramatic effects of

The new review: good, bad, ugly and curiously ignorant

By Viv Ellis

In what, internationally, is becoming a sure sign of an impending general election, here we have yet another review of initial teacher education in Australia – a ‘thousand and second damnation’, perhaps, in the words of one of the review panel members. Delivered to former minister Alan Tudge in October but released last Thursday with

Will the curriculum really embrace the true spirit of Anzac?

By Naomi Barnes

Q and A with Anna Clark, author of Making Australian History The “wokeness” of Australia’s National Curriculum has again made headlines and again it is more electioneering. On Friday a Nine newspapers headline claimed the revised version of National Curriculum will elevate Western and Christian heritage. Crikey picked up on the Sydney Morning Herald headline

One provocative question: what on earth does evidence-based really mean?

By Paul Gardner

This post was written before Alan Tudge took leave from his position as the Minister for Education. But he’s not the only one to bang on about ‘evidence’ without really being clear what he means. There can be little argument in wanting university Schools of Education to impart to their students, knowledge premised on systematically-acquired

The truth about Terra Nullius and why First Nations people say Tudge is wrong to say we need optimism

By Olivia Johnston, Libby Jackson-Barrett and Christine Cunningham

Australia’s federal Minister for Education, Alan Tudge, will not endorse the  draft national curriculum for secondary teachers of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) because  the changes are “overly negative”and could teach kids a hatred of their Country” (ABC 2021).   But from a First Nations perspective, the time has come to speak the truth about what

Why Alan Tudge is now on the history warpath

By Naomi Barnes

Australian children will never defend the country if the draft history curriculum is adopted. That’s the takeaway from the Federal Education Minister Allan Tudge’s speech to the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) on Friday.  The minister called for yet another curriculum reform to ensure “a positive, optimistic view of Australian history”.  His reasoning? “Individual students

It’s anarchy in England. Australia’s ITE must now steer clear.

By Viv Ellis

The announcement of the Quality Initial Teacher Education Review (QITER) and publication of the expert group’s discussion paper reminded some in the initial teacher education (ITE) and research communities of the continuing influence of England on Australian education policy as well as this country’s own unique history of a hundred and one damnations in teacher

The government knows how to help teachers. And it’s not more reform.

By Mihajla Gavin, Meghan Stacey, Rachel Wilson, Susan McGrath-Champ

A decade after LSLD was implemented, it became evident there were no improved educational outcomes across the State’s schools.