Archive: 06/04/2020

Posted by Marilyn Cole 56 days ago

The education sector is facing an imminent and significant loss of experience and corporate knowledge which has been predicted for some time.

•    In 2003 Scott reported that by 2013, 74% of current secondary school principals and over 50% of current primary school principals would have left the school system (Scott, 2003 in Marks, 2012, p. 36).
•    In 2007 a national survey, The Staff in Australia’s Schools (SiAS, 2007) found that more than 50% of school leaders were aged 50 years and older.
•    A more recent Australian survey (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2009) found the 'education and training' sector registered the largest proportion of workers who intended to retire within the next 10 years.

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 56 days ago

Students will bring differences.

They will bring many different religious beliefs and understandings of life. This will be expressed in their different worldviews or plausibility structures, that may or may not be conscious. These frameworks will affect their individual understanding of life, what gives them meaning and the coherence of their culture. It will also frame the decisions they make (Newbigin, 2014, p.100).

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Posted by The Conversation 56 days ago

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 Young people in Australia are among the fastest-growing group to contract COVID19. According to the Department of Health, there are now more cases in Australia among people aged 20 – 29 years than any other age group. Our research has found that, contrary to popular belief, many young people in Australia are seriously concerned about the virus.

YouthInsight, the research arm of Student Edge, conducted an online survey of 520 young people aged 14 – 25 around Australia in March 2020. Ninety-three percent of respondents were studying.

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