Education

How young people are changing the way Australians vote and act as citizens

Originally posted here: http://www.aare.edu.au/blog/?p=1652 My research interests are closely aligned to the development of civics and citizenship education. Specifically, I am curious about the kinds of educational activities that encourage young people to become active or ‘justice-oriented’ citizens. Now that our marathon federal election is over I believe it is time…

Principals as bullies

Even the smallest school principal is responsible for the welfare of children and staff, as well as having control for large and very valuable materials, equipment and building. It’s a job of immense responsibility and I don’t envy the duty and burden of care that weighs on our average high…

Teachers for sale?

I’ve been aware of educational resource sites for a while now – they’ve gradually been growing in appeal, I guess, as more and more people start to have access to the internet and it becomes easier to manage transactions across the web. You could call it the ‘Amazonisation’ of teaching,…