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Australia

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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchy Australia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest ...

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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... A colloquial term for university lecturers or teachers. It was originally applied only to those who were Fellows of an Oxford or Cambridge college, and indicated a person of rank. It has since entered the colloquial Australian vocabulary as a synonym for...

teacher competency framework

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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...competency framework A descriptive taxonomy of teachers’ roles, functions, and required knowledge and skills. Such a framework is applied in a number of countries under a variety of names. In Australia, for example, it is known as the Competency Framework for Teachers. In Scotland it is known as the Framework on Teacher Competence (FTC) and falls under the aegis of the General Teaching Council for Scotland. In England the teachers’ standards serves the equivalent...

TeachMeet

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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... An informal, pre-arranged meeting of teachers for the purpose of sharing best practice. Originating in Scotland in 2006 , and now held regularly in many countries, including England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Canada, Australia, Eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, a TeachMeet takes the form of short presentations and round table discussions. Teachers volunteer beforehand, through the TeachMeet web site, to present or demonstrate an innovative and successful strategy, idea, or resource. There is open entry and no attendance fee is charged. http://www...

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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...granted year-long sabbaticals, funded by their local authority , to undertake professional development activity such as, for non-graduates, the gaining of a degree. More recently, secondments for teachers in any sector in the UK have become comparatively rare. However, in some Australian universities secondments from teaching duties are routinely available for academic staff with a proven track record of publications, to allow them to pursue their research projects. See also continuing professional development...

Dewey, John

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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...(i.e. state) schools even though his ideas were popular at the time. It is interesting to note that his philosophy underpinned the child-centred pedagogy of the Plowden Report ( 1969 ) and has been embraced more recently by early years educators in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Scandinavia, and Italy, where ideological beliefs conceive the child to be an active, competent, and social learner—one who, through social interaction and experiential education, constructs their own understanding of the world. Dewey proposed that the role of teachers was to...

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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...on testing of aptitude for the specialist subjects, rather than on ability , and thereby echoing the aims of the earlier tripartite system . In a small minority of local authorities in England, schools still select pupils, using Eleven-plus testing. This is in contrast to Australia, for example, where selection for entry to secondary schools is common...

initial teacher education

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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...skills tests in literacy and numeracy; and to have their teaching assessed in a school by an accredited provider, usually a university. Experienced teachers who have trained and qualified overseas may also gain QTS via this route, although those who have qualified in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the USA may not be required to do so. Historically, teacher training for schoolteachers took place in teacher training colleges, which were renamed colleges of education following the recommendations of the 1963 Robbins Report . Many of these...

Oxbridge

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An abbreviated colloquial term for the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, often used as an indicator of high status or esteem in such phrases as ‘an Oxbridge education’. It is suggestive of a ...
Workers' Educational Association

Workers' Educational Association  

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(WEA).Founded in 1903 by Albert Mansbridge (1876–1952), a cashier at the Cooperative Permanent Building Society, whose own formal education had ended at the age of 14. Mansbridge considered that the ...
white paper

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A UK government publication, generally intended as a prelude to legislation. The eventual legislation may differ from the white paper's proposals in some respects. A white paper is contrasted with a ...
fee

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N.Payment for professional services rendered. The usual fee (customary, reasonable) is the fee that an individual dentist most frequently charges for a specific dental service.
inspection

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For schools and colleges these are carried out by Ofsted, which is also responsible for the inspection and regulation of the provision of care for children and young people under the Education and ...
bullying

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The Elton Report on discipline (1989) confirmed that bullying in school was widespread. It recommended greater vigilance on the part of teachers to identify and address such pupil behaviour. ...
reading

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Reading ability is tested throughout school years and was commonly recorded in terms of reading age, although it is more usual now to express competence in reading in terms of readability levels. The ...
research

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The systematic search for answers to certain questions, often using empirical evidence but also using logical arguments and reflection on social understandings. The search may aim at discovering ...

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