Topic archives: Education

The great international student rort

July 8, 2008 5

Among modern-day business rorts, the privately-owned colleges selling education courses to overseas students are in a category of their own, writes Alex Mitchell. Crikey has the inside word from a former Sydney college executive.

Buyer Beware: How not to run a Grants Writing Course

June 25, 2008 1

Grant writing courses offers free lessons in how not to host a grant writing course. By inconvenienced attendee Kathy Flitcroft.

Is Monash Uni introducing the “Melbourne Model” by stealth?

June 19, 2008 5

Recently, Monash University announced that it will be relocating its law school from the main Clayton Campus to its smaller Caulfield Campus. But there's more to the story than moving desks. Adam Schwab reports.

Lowbottom High diaries: Teaching Types #2

May 23, 2008

There are fresh additions to the Lowbottom High staff room. Trevor Diogenes watches their progress.

Who gains from the kiss of the phonics fairy?

May 19, 2008 5

I couldn’t bear the divine Julia Gillard to turn into an education frog, writes Mem Fox.

How The Oz proved Rupert Murdoch’s al-Qaida link

May 19, 2008 1

Writing in The Australian today, Dicky Kerbaj claims to have revealed "for the first time" the identity of six imams paid by Saudi Arabia. That's right. Six, writes Irfan Yusuf.

Lowbottom diaries: An excursion in prose

May 16, 2008 7

Graffiti, an excursion, all in prose. From one average school high school teacher to you. By Trevor Diogenes.

It’s time the University of Queensland came clean. Properly.

May 16, 2008 1

It already tried to gag one of its academics after pressure from big pharma, and now the Uni of Queensland is considering making it policy, writes Melissa Sweet.

Budget boredom for schools but watch this space

May 15, 2008

The budget may have held only boring news for schools, but the new quadrennial funding agreement due later this year will have a far greater impact, writes Jennifer Buckingham.

Thornton: What education revolution?

May 14, 2008

What happened the the 'public' in 'public university', asks Margaret Thornton?