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ELAA cautiously welcomes Victorian funding pledge

The Early Learning Association of Australia has welcomed the confirmation of the Victorian Government’s election commitment to funding the early learning sector – but says more is needed. In the state budget delivered on Tuesday, the Labor Government allocated $59 million for ...

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Time outs can lead to tuning out, researcher says

Naughty corners and time outs and are common disciplinary actions in the classroom but an education expert has warned that these techniques could make student disengagement worse. University of South Australia researcher Dr Anna Sullivan said research has shown that ...

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Childcare, emotional security linked

Regulation of emotions may not be a concept generally associated with young children but new research has suggested that those receiving quality early childcare may be quicker to develop emotional and behavioural maturity. Researchers at the University of Adelaide examined data ...

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Build positive parent-teacher relationships

Teacher-parent communication fosters better collaboration between school and home contributing positively to a child’s academic success, an expert explains. Dr Denise Chapman, a lecturer at Monash University, specialising in early childhood education, literacy, and digital technologies spoke to education editor ...

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Teachers are targets of bullies too

Workplace bullying is a huge problem in the education sector and can come from people from above, junior staff, colleagues, pupils and even parents, an employment and labour law expert says. In an extended interview with education editor Antonia Maiolo ...

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More support is needed to help kids with ASD

Teachers need more support to go that extra mile in working with autistic children, a leading autism expert has said. Chris Varney, chief enabling officer of I CAN Network, an organisation empowering young people with autism, said at a macro-level ...

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