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Colleen Harkin Discussing Teacher Shortages On The Rita Panahi Show – 11 June 2024
11 June 2024

Colleen Harkin Discussing Teacher Shortages On The Rita Panahi Show – 11 June 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Colleen Harkin was on The Rita Panahi Show to discuss the IPA’s research into the teacher shortages across the nation. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Rita Panahi: Joining me now is the national manager of
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A Victory For Commonsense!
23 December 2023

A Victory For Commonsense!

In a win for commonsense, education ministers across the country have recently signed off on measures requiring universities to include lessons on how to teach reading, writing, and mathematics in Bachelor of Education courses. Accreditation standards for teaching degrees have been amended to ensure teachers are instructed to avoid ‘self-directed learning’ and instead receive training in techniques proven effective half
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‘F’ for Failing to Train Our Future Teachers Properly
20 December 2023

‘F’ for Failing to Train Our Future Teachers Properly

The majority of Australia’s Year 9 students use punctuation at a Year 3 level. The Australian education system is in crisis. It is failing at a most basic level, which is to teach young Australians how to read and write. All you have to do is look at this year’s NAPLAN results to see how bad things really are in
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Who’s Teaching The Teachers?
16 December 2023

Who’s Teaching The Teachers?

No wonder woke has won At the height of the student protests in Melbourne, sixteen-year-old schoolgirl Ivy Bertram appeared on The Project to discuss her decision to help organise the pro-Palestinian rally. As Miss Bertram, an expert on Gaza and geo-politics, delivered pearl after pearl of wisdom, Mr Ali and his fellow hosts nodded in deference at the insight being proffered by
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Latest PISA Rankings Confirm Long-Term Decline In Australian Student Achievement
6 December 2023

Latest PISA Rankings Confirm Long-Term Decline In Australian Student Achievement

“Australia’s education system and the National Curriculum are failing our students, as new international data shows the dramatic decline in academic achievement over the last two decades,” said Colleen Harkin, National Manager of the Institute of Public Affairs’ Class Action program. Late last night, the OECD released its 2022 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores. PISA measures 15-year-olds’ ability
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Elite Universities Loathe Us
30 November 2023

Elite Universities Loathe Us

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australian university campuses, conducted as part of the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. The Foundations of Western Civilisation Program was established in 2011 to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing many of the liberties enjoyed
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Woke Ideology Trumps Core Literacy And Numeracy Teaching Skills
22 November 2023

Woke Ideology Trumps Core Literacy And Numeracy Teaching Skills

“We are setting Australian students up for failure by spending so little time teaching our teachers core literacy and numeracy skills, while university courses focus on woke issues and activism,” said Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of the Institute of Public Affairs’ Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. Today, the IPA released a comprehensive analysis of the content in every education faculty
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Who Teaches The Teachers? An Audit Of Teaching Degrees At Australian Universities
22 November 2023

Who Teaches The Teachers? An Audit Of Teaching Degrees At Australian Universities

Teaching as a discipline as taught at Australian universities is now dominated by the study of Critical Social Justice, also known as wokeness. Critical Social Justice assumes most human interaction in society is underpinned by oppressive power structures based on group identities, such as race and gender. These theories, now entrenched in Australian universities, were pioneered by Brazilian Marxist Paulo
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Let Teachers Teach
31 March 2023

Let Teachers Teach

As recent footage of a teacher losing control of a New South Wales classroom received widespread coverage in the media, it begs the question: just how many teachers across the country are pushed to breaking point every day and what does this say about the state of our education system? The undeniable fact is the Australia’s education system is in
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Hijacking Eureka
17 April 2018

Hijacking Eureka

The Queensland Teachers’ Union decision to decorate every classroom in the state with the Eureka Stockade flag is blatant indoctrination and propagandising, which has no place in our public school system. In retaliation against a puzzling move by the Australian Building Construction Commission, which has banned the use of the flag, as well as other union logos from construction sites,
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