Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - June, 2014
The end of the financial year this week has seen the closure of a number of Co-operative Research Centres, bringing an end to important projects such as the Future Farm Industry CRC in WA.
Pressure to conform to particular body types is well-known among girls, but a new study shows boys are subject to some of the same ideals and influences when it comes to becoming a man.
A prominent Christian education figure has spoken against the school chaplaincy program, saying obesity and psychological wellness are more important issues for the money.
The Federal Government has ended some of the uncertainty around the Teach for Australia program, which offers a fast-track to professionals from non-teaching backgrounds into classrooms.
A concerning study by the University of Sydney says there has been a steep rise in prescriptions of medications to treat attention deficit disorder, severe depression and psychosis.
The High Court has ruled that the Federal Government is not able to fund chaplains in schools, and that a $250 million effort to do so was not constitutionally valid.
The brain is an incredible processing tool that can jump from thought to thought almost instantly, and a new study says the ability to think quickly may come from harmony between regions.