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Success Is No Accident

Colleen Harkin

June 17, 2024

The recent announcement by Victorian Education Minister Ben Carroll mandating all Victorian government schools to teach the same type of reading lessons, based on ‘Systematic Synthetic Phonics’, will bring Victoria into line as one of the final states and territories to adopt the change.
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Colleen Harkin Discussing Teacher Shortages On The Rita Panahi Show – 11 June 2024

Colleen Harkin

June 11, 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Colleen Harkin was on The Rita Panahi Show to discuss the IPA’s research into the teacher shortages across the nation.
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How much is enough?

Colleen Harkin

May 25, 2024

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs in schools from May 27th – June 3rd. Each year, schools are offered free material from a variety of third-party sources including Reconciliation Australia, Australians Together, and Cool.org for example. (Class Action has previously noted Cool.org providing lesson plans to schools suggesting students refuse to stand for the national anthem.)
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Apparently, Mathematics Can Be ‘Racist’

Colleen Harkin

May 2, 2024

“Mathematics has been gatekept by the West and defined to exclude entire cultures….” Rowena Ball claimed. Unsurprisingly, the allegation that maths is racist and therefore needs to be “decolonised” is not unique to ANU.
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Everything Old Is New – Or Should Be – Again

Colleen Harkin

April 22, 2024

While academically stronger performing countries promote teachers as authority figures and learning models that embrace memorisation and rote learning, in Australia, 93.7 per cent of students report using computers at school, and there is a large dependency on third party online material.
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Colleen Harkin discussing the National Curriculum on The Rita Panahi Show – 16 April 2024

Colleen Harkin

April 16, 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Colleen Harkin was on The Rita Panahi Show to discuss the IPA’s research into the national curriculum.
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