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Study in Queensland Independent and Catholic Schools The website provides information about independent and Catholic schools which provide school education for international students. Information is also provided on: learning English; living in Queensland; welfare and accommodation; and other useful links. From EdNA Online on April 17, 2006 at 10:24 p.m..


Queensland Catholic Education Commission - Schools Directory Queensland Catholic Education Commission provides a Catholic school locator by region via a clickable map; or lists of schools may be downloaded. From EdNA Online on April 17, 2006 at 10:24 p.m..


Australia Council Boost to Indigenous Arts The Australia Council for the Arts will spend an extra $3 million over the next three years on four new programs to support Indigenous arts across Australia and overseas. The four key areas include: an international showcase of best works; an arts employment scheme including traineeships and scholarships; a strategy to increase philanthropic giving to Indigenous arts; and Indigenous intellectual property protection. 18 April 2006 From EdNA Online on April 17, 2006 at 10:24 p.m..


National Literacy and Numeracy Week Excellence Awards for Schools All Australian government and non-government primary and secondary schools catering for students up to Year 10 are eligible to apply for the NLNW Excellence Awards. Cash prizes are on offer for schools if they are successful in detailing specific projects that have shown significant improvement in literacy and/or numeracy outcomes for students. From EdNA Online on April 17, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


NSW Department of Education and Training - Suspensions and Expulsions Each semester the statistics on the rate of expulsion and suspension in NSW government schools are published by the NSW Department of Education and Training. The figures are for long suspensions (between 5 and 20 days) and expulsions; and follow a commitment by the NSW Government to publish the data. The figures show the most common reasons for long suspension were physical violence (51%) and persistent misbehaviour (34%). From EdNA Online on April 17, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Low Suspension Rate for NSW Schools Recently released NSW statistics confirm that the rate of expulsion and suspension in government schools continues to be very low: only 0.05 per cent of students - a very low rate of serious misbehaviour or unsatisfactory participation within a system of 2,200 schools and around 750,000 students. The 2005 data shows that principals are using the stronger suspension and expulsion procedures - introduced last year - which mean automatic suspensions for students who act violently or have illegal drugs. Support options for disruptive students include suspension centres and behaviour schools. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 17, 2006 at 7:39 p.m..


Everything Stems from Here! What are Stem Cells? Where do Stem cells come from? Everything Stems from Here! website includes a narrated PowerPoint presentation (eTEACH software) that provides a guided learning experience about basic concepts regarding stem cells. This tutorial has close captioning and a self navigation tool. A self-assessment quiz follows at the end of the tutorial. Links to websites for further learning are also included. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 17, 2006 at 7:39 p.m..


Everything Stems from Here! Ethics and Research Challenges Regarding Stem Cells Everything Stems from Here! website includes a narrated PowerPoint presentation (eTEACH software) that provides a guided learning experience about basic concepts regarding stem cells. This tutorial has close captioning and a self navigation tool. A self-assessment quiz follows at the end of the tutorial. Links to websites for further learning are also included. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 17, 2006 at 7:39 p.m..


Everything Stems from Here! Differences Between Adult and Embryonic Stem Cells Everything Stems from Here! website includes a narrated PowerPoint presentation (eTEACH software) that provides a guided learning experience about basic concepts regarding stem cells. This tutorial has close captioning and a self navigation tool. A self-assessment quiz follows at the end of the tutorial. Links to websites for further learning are also included. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 17, 2006 at 7:39 p.m..


An Application of Control Balance Theory to Incarcerated Sex Offenders An excellent article on Control Balance Theory. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 17, 2006 at 7:39 p.m..


Building the Foundation for a Side-by-Side Explanatory Model: A General Theory of Crime, the Age-Graded Life Course Theory, and Superb example of comparison between three criminological theories. Comparison of general theory of crime, the age-graded life course theory, and attachment theory. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 17, 2006 at 7:39 p.m..


Mapping Crime: Principle and Practice 1999 Crime mapping report explaining various functions of crime mapping. Created by Keith Harries, Ph.D., under National Institute of Justice. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 17, 2006 at 7:39 p.m..


A Life-Course View of the Development of Crime Excellent explanatory article regarding life course theory. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 17, 2006 at 7:39 p.m..


The Best Teacher Ever You will no doubt have heard the claim that the average pupil only gets one minute a day of personal attention from a teacher. I've quoted it often enough, but have long-since lost touch with the original reference. Time to hit Google. Embarrassingly, I couldn't find it. What I did find, however, was anecdotal but far more interesting. The English Teachers Network in Israel has a fantastic page for its members called The Best Teacher Ever. It's some 30-odd anecdotes, mainly from their members, abo From Chalkface: Blog on April 17, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..


Marxist Internet Archive For the past decade knowledgeable volunteers have compiled this distinguished collection of Marxist literature. The website is an excellent example of how the Internet gives advocates a showcase for their point of view and students an unsullied understanding that it is a viewpoint they are studying. This is not balanced educationist synthesis. It is unabashed, [...] From Golden Swamp on April 17, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


Ultraportable Sony SZ1VP The SZ1VP series Vaio is a stylish ultraportable suitable for business users, and road warriors. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on April 17, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Cambodia's Wildlife Information about Cambodia's wildlife and environmental education programs from Save Cambodia's Wildlife, a local Cambodian conservation organisation providing environmental education, awareness and community outreach programs, including publication of bi-lingual, colour illustrated story books with environmental themes and messages. From Recent Items on April 17, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


iX 2006: ICT at Work - Collaboration and Peer-to-Peer Technologies This year's programme will explore how peer-to-peer consumer technologies like Wikis, Instant Messaging and Internet telephony are transforming organisations. Speakers include: Marissa Mayer, Bradley Horowitz, Cliff Reeves, David Scult, Howard Rheingold, Euan Semple, Dion Wiggins and Angela Beesley. imbX will also play host to thought leadership forums and inter-government level meetings including the iX2006 Conference, CommunicAsia2006 Summit, BroadcastAsia International Conference, the imbX Ministerial Conference on ICT, the Asia Pacific Telecommunity forums and the iN2015 Business Foru From EdNA Online on April 16, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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