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Ben Jensen

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Making time for great teaching

The report examines the timetables and budgets of six diverse schools across the country to identify ways they can change their practices in order to free up time for teacher development. Overview School education in Australia is slipping. We are falling down the international rankings...
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Turning around schools: it can be done

By examining two primary and two secondary schools, this report argues that Australia’s most troubled schools can turn around their performance to achieve remarkable results by following five steps. Overview: Some of Australia’s most troubled schools are turning around their performance to achieve remarkable results...
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Gonski and teaching

Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne's promise to overhaul Gonski has become a lightning rod for conflict between the Abbott Government and the States. But his critics argue that clawing back the Gonski reforms would see the return of the deep inequities of the SES scheme...
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The myth of markets in school education

This report argues that neither creating more competition among schools nor giving them more autonomy without support to improve learning are the vital solutions that will lift the performance of Australian students. Neither creating more competition among schools nor giving them more autonomy without support...
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Catching up: learning from the best school systems in East Asia

Today’s centre of high performance in school education is East Asia. Four of the world's five highest-performing systems are Hong Kong, Korea, Shanghai and Singapore, according to OECD’s 2009 PISA assessments of students. In Shanghai, the average 15-year old mathematics student is performing at a...