Posts Tagged ‘education

Education changes should ring alarm bells for parents and students

Jun 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Education changes should ring alarm bells for parents and students

Jonathon Pilbrow Recently announced changes to funding for the education system should be ringing alarm bells for parents and students alike. While the NT Government’s commitment to further investment in the early years is highly significant and crucial to improving educational outcomes for many children in the NT, such investment should not be at the expense of older students. Proposed changes to the student-teacher ratios across middle and senior schools will lead to significant timetabling ...Read more

We’ll teach ‘em!

May 24, 2012 | Discuss

We'll teach 'em!

By Blair McFarland Welcome to the history of the FAT, the Free Aboriginal Territory. In this lecture I will be outlining the origins of the former penal system, which had its roots in the English penitentiary system, imported like a number of institutions from the other side of the globe, where they were also a complete failure. Bizarrely, that system made no attempt at any resolution of the social problems that led to the criminal activity. It simply locked criminals up with other criminals in ...Read more

Beowulf in the Centre

Oct 07, 2010 | 2 Comments

Beowulf in the Centre

Class four kids at the Alice Springs Steiner School have walked into a great adventure at the beginning of their final school term for 2010 this week. Steiner teacher Noel Ferry customarily spends a weekend at the end of each term preparing the class blackboard for the next term’s main lesson, this time centred about the Beowulf legend. The children meet a new story, chosen to suit whatever stage in their development they have reached in their growth. The two halves of the blackboard open ...Read more

Make us send our kids to school

Oct 26, 2009 | Discuss

Make us send our kids to school

The principal of the Territory’s only independent school says he and his board believe the NT Government is taking the wrong tack in getting rid of bilingual education and should instead be forcing parents to send their kids to school. In a frank interview with Alice Oline, Ken Langford-Smith talks about why the school is committed to “two-way education” more than 25 years after it began....Read more

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