The following letter was submitted for possible publication in The Australian on Wednesday 14 January 2015 but it did not make it into print. After sending the letter it occurred to me that I could hqave added this final sentence: It is probably more accurate to say that some newspapers have been captured by ideology.
Evidence for views about teacher preparation
Justine Ferrari writes, apparently approvingly, that NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli insists on having evidence to support any proposals to reform the state's school system ("No war, just a revolution", 13/1).
And yet, earlier in the piece, without mention of any evidence, she baldly states that many education faculties are "captured by ideology".
Having a genuine evidence base for views would be a good guideline for many journalists.
Essential English: Community of Practice 2021
Following on from the success of last year's event for teachers of Essential English, we will be running this event again this year with some modifications. The program is available and registrations are now open. Venue: Deception Bay SHS, Phillip Street, DECEPTION BAY. Registrations will close on Saturday 30 October. Interes...
Grammar PD term 4
To assist attendees to develop their understandings of grammar in order to fully comprehend and to effectively teach the Australia Curriculum: English (AC:E), a further session will be held on Saturday 20 November at John Paul College. The flyer gives further details. Registration will close on 14 November. ...
This is the first time I have been to an ETAQ conference and it was really sensational to get so much at all of the sessions.
ETAQ conferences always have sessions that make me excited to be a teacher.
I know that ETAQ conferences in the past have never disappointed - valuable, relevant, practical, inspiring so I came again.Read All