Monday, 2 October 2006

Seth Godin talks about talking to groups....

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New arrangements, new options..

Dr Dahle Suggett, Deputy Secretary of the Office of Learning and Teaching, Department of Education and Training presented a paper to the Victorian TAFE Association Council on 24 August 2006. The VTA is Victoria's peak employer body for the public providers of TAFE in Victoria. We have as our members all of Victoria's TAFE Institutes and four Victorian Multi-sector Universities.

The title of the paper was:

New OptionsPost-compulsory provision for young people: New arrangements, new options.

The discussion summarises the drivers of policy in this area, highlights the key data around the importance of youth transitions, suggests a framework for understanding the strategies in place in Victoria and internationally and proposes possible scenarios for future provision in post compulsory education and training.

Dr. Suggett states:

In some ways, post compulsory education and training in Victoria is at a crossroads. There is a set of new initiatives that have the potential to significantly reconfigure current structures of provision. The youth guarantee is perhaps the most far reaching of these, but the development of TECs, the Commonwealth’s simultaneous pursuit of Australian Technical Colleges and the continued pressures for schools to specialise and tailor provision to their local communities are all having an impact. Many of these changes open up the sector to market forces, and the responses of the various players in the market to them will largely determine the future shape of provision.


For full details and downloads of the paper and presentation, please follow this link.

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11:11:04 PM    
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The two problems. The first problem is the problem. The second problem is your inability to admit the problem, talk about the problem and ask for help in solving the problem. The first problem is that your customer service is lousy, you are... [Seth's Blog]
11:07:45 PM    
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In defence of the true values of learning. Professor Kenneth Wiltshire presents his views on the nature of the Australian school curriculum as part of the 'critical literacy' debate. He argues that in almost all developed democracies the school curriculum is anchored in a set of shared values, and core curriculum content is defined. The Australian, 23 September 2006 [EdNA Home Page Headlines] [Bill: Education - Australia]
11:06:47 PM    
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Pygmalion in the Classroom. Moral Conclusion

For the moment Rosenthal will venture only one conclusion of a prescriptive nature from his decades of research: "Superb teachers can teach the "unteachable"; we know that. So, what I think this research shows is that there's a moral obligation for a teacher: if the teacher knows that certain students can't learn, that teacher should get out of that classroom." [Central Ranges LLEN CEO Library] [Bill: Education - Australia]
11:06:00 PM    

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Jobs crisis for girls who quit school. Girls who leave school early face more disadvantages than boys and risk being locked out of the job market, an education researcher has found. Boys are far more likely than girls to enter apprenticeships, while girls who leave school early often drift out of the labour market entirely. Sydney Morning Herald, 25 September 2006 [EdNA Home Page Headlines] [Bill: Education - Australia]
11:05:04 PM    
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Youth Pathways. Under Youth Pathways, eligible young people will receive services to better equip them to successfully make the transition through school and from school to further education, training or employment. [School Education Headlines]
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