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AUDIO: Northern Futures - Getting Ahead

Airing on ABC Radio National: Much of the heartland of manufacturing in Victoria was historically based in the northern suburbs of Geelong. And with the closure of several major manufacturers in the region, many residents are left facing uncertain employment futures. 92 more words

Joel Carnegie

Labour's manifesto for education

a comment by Terry Wrigley

Teachers’ votes on Thursday will be influenced by various factors. Many will vote on social justice principles to remove the most vicious features of Austerity politics. 817 more words


Participation and the Digital Divide

The world has been developing so rapidly in terms of technology that it is no surprise some societies and areas have fallen behind thus creating the digital divide. 372 more words


The Techbacc and apprenticeships: as many questions as answers

by Martin Allen

Claiming to offer a new alternative for young people at the upper end of secondary school and in Further Education, Labour’s election manifesto retains some old themes –particularly in its policies for vocational education where it wants to introduce a Technical Baccalaureate and ‘create a route for the 50% of young people who do not go down the traditional academic route’ (Labour Manifesto: 37). 645 more words


Learning from what works

The Centre for Equity in Education (University of Manchester) have just published their pre-election statement Learning from what works. Its authors Mel Ainscow, Alan Dyson, Sue Goldrick and Kirstin Kerr argue that ‘successive governments have failed to deliver an education system that offers better opportunities for all children and young people.’ They question the story of sustained improvement: 399 more words

Why I Suck at Interviews

on paper my qualifications and experience have generally impressed enough to get me invited for interviews when seeking a new position

but I have not succeeded in turning many of these interviews into a job offer… 18 more words