School of Education

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Pasi Sahlberg is professor of education policy and deputy director of the Gonski Institute at UNSW. The Finnish educator and author has advised on education reforms around the world.

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A conference at UNSW on 15 November will bring together leading academics and practitioners to explore successful strategies for improving students’ literacy

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Increasingly, our research is demonstrating the substantial role that teacher-student relationships play in motivation and engagement, writes Andrew Martin.

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Mass sackings of ESL consultants and refugee support officers will mean from next year NSW public schools will struggle to help non-English speaking students and foster multiculturalism, writes Michael Michell. 

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Vision and detail are relatively absent from all three major parties' education policies, write Kalervo Gulson and Shaun Rawolle. 

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The Gonski Review has set ideas in motion about education that will be difficult for any government or group to stop, writes Leila Morsy.

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The decision to dismantle the provision of ESL services in government schools could have permanent and irreparable damage, write Chris Davison and Michael Michell.

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The Gonski school funding reforms are not a silver bullet for closing the education gap between our lowest and highest-achieving students, argues Leila Morsy.

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NAPLAN is a high-stakes test - schools are held publicly accountable for its results - and high-stakes tests are known to lead to unethical, unscrupulous, and sometimes corrupt behaviour, writes Leila Morsy.

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Corporate involvement in public education is often met with suspicion. As it should be in the case of the Narara Valley High School's formal partnership with NuCoal Resources, argues Dr Leila Morsy.

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