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Presented at "Taking Fear out of Schools", an International Policy conference co-organised by the OECD, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, the Directorate for Primary and Secondary Education and Stavanger University College, (5-8 September 2004, Stavanger, Norway)
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The Australian higher education system has some unique characteristics compared to other countries in the OECD. It is essentially a national system with mostly public and relatively homogenous universities. Almost all of the higher education provision is through universities and each of them seeks to provide a comprehensive range of courses and engage in research. There are 39 universities, including 2 private universities –
This major project was carried out to assist governments with designing and implementing teacher policies to improve teaching and learning in schools. View reports on Australia, one of 25 countries that took part.
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Reviews of quality initiatives in higher education have become a regular part of academic life throughout the western world. The University of Western Sydney Nepean (UWS Nepean) has agreed to participate in the project organised by the Organisat...
Results from schools in Australia that took part in this study, which was carried out to understand how ICT relates to educational innovation.
The rights of students with disabilities to be educated in their local mainstream school is becoming more and more accepted in most countries, and many reforms are being put in place to achieve this goal. Further, there is no reason to segregate ...
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The OECD Thematic Review of the Transition from Initial Education to Working Life describes how young people's transition to work changed during the 1990s.
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Twelve countries participated in this review, which provided a cross-national perspective on themes of common interest and growing importance regarding the first years of tertiary education. This country note, prepared by the review team, regards the study of Australia.