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...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...

Inclusion and Marginalization of Learners in Youth (Australia)

Zane M. Diamond

Zane M. Diamond is Professor of Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Marginalization and inclusion of youth Over the last thirty years, Australia has undergone significant changes in the ethnic and religious composition of its society. In response to these changes, Australia has had to directly engage...

Management, Leadership, and Governance in Secondary Education (Australia)

Scott Eacott

Scott Eacott is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at UNSW Sydney, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Research on management, leadership, and governance Australia has been a relatively strong performer in education, however with a declining rank in major international benchmarks (e.g., Program for International Student Assessment [PISA...

Bilingualism and Multilingualism 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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...Understanding bilingualism and multilingualism Bilingualism—developing or having proficiency in two or more languages—is a complex phenomenon and a term used interchangeably with multilingualism. A related phenomenon...

Professionalism and Professional Development in Early Childhood Education (Australia)

Leanne Gibbs

Leanne Gibbs is Researcher, Consultant, and a PhD candidate at Charles Sturt University, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...There is worldwide recognition that well-qualified staff can make a difference in provisioning high-quality early childhood education (ECE) programs. The Australian government recognizes the critical role ECE staff play in supporting...