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A small percentage of children will need intensive instruction when being taught to read. Flickr/horrigans

How to teach literacy so no child is left behind

We need a clear plan in place to ensure that no child falls through the net. Such a plan needs to be both effective and cost-effective.
Children with at least two years of preschool achieve much higher scores than those who attend no preschool or only one year. from www.shutterstock.com

Two years of preschool have more impact than one, research shows

Two years of high-quality preschool is one of the most effective strategies we have to change the trajectories of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
We are experiencing a proportional decline of men in Australian primary schools. from www.shutterstock.com

We need to rethink recruitment for men in primary schools

We have scholarships specifically targeted at women to redress the gender imbalance in STEM subjects. So why can't we do the same for men in primary education?
Great teachers are those who have an impact on each student. from www.shutterstock.com

What is the role of a teacher?

Public perception of teachers influences not only those who may be considering entering teaching, but also how those in this profession perceive themselves.
Governments reform agendas determine which aspects of teacher education to improve. Katina Curtis/AAP

Political meddling in teacher education needs to stop

Despite a steady stream of reviews into teacher education, little action has been taken. It has become a 'policy problem'. What is the evidence for current policy?

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