The most efficient way to run, fund and regulate primary and secondary schools in Australia is for the State and Territory Governments to have sole responsibility, a report published today by the Melbourne School of Government has found.
In the wake of increased pressure on higher education institutions around the world to demonstrate the effectiveness of their teacher education programs, the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education is leading the charge forward, launching the Teacher Education Effectiveness Research Hub.
The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and the BHP Billiton Foundation have launched Choose Maths, a five-year national program that will turn around public perception of mathematics and statistics as a career choice for girls and young women.
A world-first high tech classroom launched at the University of Melbourne today by Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training, will help researchers to better understand how learning takes place in the brain and to improve teaching.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.