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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...

Curriculum in Primary Education (Australia)

Nicola Yelland

Nicola Yelland is Professor of Early Childhood Studies at Flinders University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Primary schooling and curriculum in Australia In Australia, primary school begins, for most children, at the age of five, and it is compulsory for the children of Australian citizens and permanent residents (Australian Government 2016...

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

Anthony Welch

Anthony Welch is Professor of Education at the University of Sydney, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Administrative and governance models Australian higher education management, leadership, and governance have seen significant changes in recent decades, against a backdrop of almost two centuries of higher education based on Western...

The Recent History of Teaching Civics and Citizenship Education in Australia, 1989–2015

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction Civics and citizenship education (CCE) has existed within Australian education systems, curricula and schools for more than a century. It played an important role in the early years of the new nation in helping...

Australian and Pacific Perspectives

Successful School Leadership : International Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter details a selection of key research projects that focus on successful and effective principal and middle level leadership in Australia and principal leadership New Zealand. Principals contribute to school success through...