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Country overview

...Country overview Primary and secondary schooling is managed by states/territories. This means there is no single system of education in Australia. M. Crossley , G. Hancock , and T. Sprague , Education in Australia, New Zealand...

Introduction

Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson is Senior Lecturer in History and Civic Education at the University of South Australia, Australia. He is the author of Global Learning and Education (with Paul Warwick, 2014) and Civic Republicanism and Civic Education (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Libby Tudball

Libby Tudball is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Faculty of Education at the Monash University in Victoria, Australia. She is the national President of the Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Civics and Citizenship Education in Australia : Challenges, Practices and International Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...This book provides a critical discussion for an international audience of recent history and current developments in civics and citizenship education in Australia. Ensuring that all young Australians develop the knowledge, skills...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Early Childhood Education (Australia)

Tiffany Banner

Tiffany Banner is a teaching fellow at Murdoch University, Western Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Definition and approach to special education The diversity of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services across the eight states and territories in Australia, as well as the wide range of experiences of disabilities, make...

Work and Unemployment in Youth (Australia)

Jenny Chesters

Jenny Chesters is Research Fellow at the Youth Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction In Australia, the employment landscape is changing as permanent full-time jobs are replaced by part-time and/or contract jobs creating a labor market characterized as precarious. Within the labor market, young people...

Connecting Values and Religion with Civics and Citizenship

Civics and Citizenship Education in Australia : Challenges, Practices and International Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction Notions of citizenship, values and religion are inherently connected. Different understandings of citizenship are, at least in part, constituted by particular sets of values. In turn, such values are central...

Conclusion

Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson is Senior Lecturer in History and Civic Education at the University of South Australia, Australia. He is the author of Global Learning and Education (with Paul Warwick, 2014) and Civic Republicanism and Civic Education (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Libby Tudball

Libby Tudball is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Faculty of Education at the Monash University in Victoria, Australia. She is the national President of the Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Civics and Citizenship Education in Australia : Challenges, Practices and International Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...The contributions in this edited volume have – quite rightly – been wide and varied. When we commissioned the chapters we did not set out an editorial line other than to ask colleagues with a high-standing interest, reputation...

Agency and Rights in Youth (Australia)

Wendy Marie Cumming-Potvin

Wendy Marie Cumming-Potvin is an associate professor at Murdoch University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Agentive experiences of young people Aligned with a body of international research, Australian youth studies have taken a theoretical turn, highlighting diverse and holistic conceptions of agency that involve young people shaping...

Funding of Higher Education (Australia)

Andrew Norton

Andrew Norton is the Higher Education Program Director at the Grattan Institute, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Best practice models Australia’s main international contribution to higher education policy is to pioneer a national income contingent loan scheme, now known as the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). This began in 1989 and has...

Curricula: International Higher Education (Australia)

Ly Thi Tran

Ly Thi Tran is Associate Professor in the School of Education, Deakin University, Australia, and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Huong Le Thanh Phan

Huong Le Thanh Phan is Lecturer at the Foreign Trade University, Hanoi, Vietnam and a PhD candidate at Deakin University, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Internationalization of higher education has been seen as the goal, process, and vehicle for change, diversification, innovation, and commercialization of higher education (HE) in many parts of the world. In Australia, internationalization...

Communication and Language Development in Early Childhood Education (Australia)

Emilia Djonov

Emilia Djonov is Senior Lecturer in Early Language and Literacy at the Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Definition of early literacy The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) defines early literacy as “the capacity, confidence and disposition to use language in all its forms [and] a range of modes of communication including...