Education

Andrew Tate and the ‘Manosphere’- Sexism is infiltrating Australian schools

The last week has seen national outrage over an incident at a Melbourne private school, where male students created a spreadsheet ranking girls using sexist and violent language.  Experts say this isn’t an isolated incident, and similar attitudes and behaviours have been recorded in schools across the country.  Image: Image: Cloudfront Produced By: Mary-Kate Hannagan …

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Australian teachers are not feeling confident teaching First Nations education

Many teachers in Australia feel unprepared to teach indigenous studies at school. Highlighting significance of incorporating indigenous histories and cultures into the Australian Curriculum, we speak to Professor Melitta Hogarth from the University of Melbourne about the need for resources to ensure a more inclusive approach to education. Produced By: Moemina Shukur Featured In Story: …

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Education and technology supporting inclusion in the workplace

According to the Department of Social Services, 48 per cent of Australians with a disability are employed, compared to 80 per cent from those without a disability. Dinesh Palipana is a doctor, lawyer, and disability advocate who wants more inclusion for people with disabilities in the workforce. He has recently been appointed as Ambassador for …

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Heightened climate change concerns amongst young people: survey

In a new youth survey by Mission Australia, Young people are deeply concerned about environmental issues. Almost a quarter of respondents express significant personal concern about climate change. The survey reveals that after the environment, equity and discrimination  and economic matters are also high-priority issues. The challenges faced by young people, including mental health, and …

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Improving Teacher Well-Being

Teaching remains one of the most challenging professions, with teachers expected at different times of the day, to be an inspirational performer, a counsellor, an administrator, a nurturer of young adults among the many roles. With a national teacher shortage, a new study into teacher well-being is looking into the best strategies to maintain teaching …

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Neurodivergent Kids Disproportionately Affected by Justice and Education Systems, advocates say

In August this year, the Queensland government pushed for laws allowing police watchhouses and adult prisons to be used as youth detention centres.  The Government claimed the changes would address capacity issues while holding young people safely, even though the proposed laws override the Human Rights Act. Academics and advocates say neurodiverse youth are among …

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