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Going to Uni - Undergraduate The Commonwealth assistance programme, implemented in 2005, higher education fees and scholarships are all explained in a general overview. Access to Commonwealth assistance for higher education, which includes subsidised places and loans, is dependent on the student's citizenship or residency status. A table sets out the Commonwealth assistance options available to Commonwealth supported, fee-paying and overseas students, based on citizenship or residency status. The details for New Zealand citizens are also presented. From EdNA Online on May 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


NZ Early Childhood Research: 10th Annual Conference & Symposia The purpose of the conference is to provide a supportive, non-political, and stimulating forum for researchers to present, and for participants to learn about the latest research, research methodology, and theory in the early years of childhood (0 – 8yrs). In addition, ongoing training and skill development for researchers through choices of training/workshop sessions will be offered within the programme. The conference provides an opportunity for meeting researchers and strengthening professional networks. The conference is for: researchers; student researchers; centre and school staff incl From EdNA Online on May 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Going to Uni - What is an International Student? The 'goingtouni' website defines an overseas student in the higher education sector as a person who is not an Australian citizen. But this does not include: a person entitled to stay in Australia, or to enter and stay in Australian without any limitation as to time; a New Zealand citizen, or a diplomatic or consular representative of New Zealand, a member of the staff of such a representative or the spouse or dependent relative of such a representative. From EdNA Online on May 4, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Airline passenger's details insecure The Guardian is carrying an article by Steve Boggan on how insecure airline passenger's details are. He paints the US government as the principal underminer of the privacy and security of the individual's information, but I imagine that a number of organisations on this side of the Atlantic find access to the information very useful too. From StuartYeates's blog on May 4, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..


New E-Network on Educational Planning UNESCO's Education Sector has just launched an E-Network on Educational Planning and Management (E-MAP) in support to UNESCO's strategies for achieving Education for All. The new virtual network aims to facilitate the exchange of information and expertise among UNESCO Offices worldwide, Member States, researchers and people working in this field. E-MAP offers three databases: a directory of nationally and/or internationally known experts; a directory of institutions offering technical assistance, training and research in educational planning and management; and a user space for docum From EdNA Online on May 4, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Terasys Computer Training - Learning4you Face to face computer education and training for desktop, corporate and targeted training programs for school teachers. From EdNA Online on May 4, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


E-learning Networks Project Announces 20 New Online Networks The 2006 e-learning networks for the 2005-2006 Australian Flexible Learning Framework's E-learning Networks Project have been announced. Practitioners will soon be able to participate in the online networks. The networks will facilitate knowledge sharing about e-learning. From EdNA Online on May 4, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


International Conference on Integrated Value Education This conference intends to create awareness of 'Integrated Value Education' as a way towards holistic development of an individual and a global society. From EdNA Online on May 4, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Strategies to Internationalise Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) e-Learning This document considers strategies for introducing and exposing Australian vocational and technical education (VTE) e-learning products and services to a global market. It is an outcome of the 2005 Vocational Education and Training e-Learning International Project Capability Building Program. From EdNA Online on May 4, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Training Package Qualification Registration Update A summary of Training Package qualifications that have been recently registered in States and Territories across Australia is available from the New Apprenticeships Training Information Service. The document lists the qualifications by State/Territory and includes their nominal duration in months. From EdNA Online on May 4, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Effective School Marketing Conference This conference has been established to provide schools, schools councils and parent committees with access to expert speakers on marekting their schools. Ted Myers, author of "Marketing for Better Schools", is one of the keynote speakers. Workshop topics include: Marketing for successful school/business partnerships; Marketing for ongoing student, family and community support; Marketing for money. From EdNA Online on May 4, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Tell It Like It Is: Professional Development Forum In this forum, for adult literacy and numeracy educators, Penny Biggins, Pam Osmond, Diane Blom, Simone McManus and Vicki Smith talk about their experiences. Topics include oral histories, beginner readers, numeracy through problem solving, and e-readers. From EdNA Online on May 4, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Focus on the Future: Have Your Say This event is open to all students in South Australian schools. The aim is to create an original project using electronic media that addresses the following questions -What is important to you regarding the future of this state? What ideas do you have that would contribute to making South Australia a great place to live in the future? With a focus on one or more of the following: Growing Prosperity; Improving Wellbeing; Attaining Sustainability; Fostering Creativity; Building Communities; or Expanding Opportunities. From EdNA Online on May 4, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Solomon Islands Transitional Country Strategy 2006-mid2007 Since July 2003 Australia has provided development assistance to Solomon Islands through the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) and a program of bilateral development assistance. This strategy document provides a framework for the assistance administered by AusAID and delivered through RAMSI and the bilateral program. From Recent Items on May 4, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Australian Aid: Promoting Growth and Stability - White Paper The White Paper provides the strategic framework to guide the direction and delivery of Australia's overseas aid program over the next ten years. A combination of infrastructure, health and education initiatives is a key feature of the White Paper. Australia will focus on getting more children into school for longer and for a better quality education. Increased health assistance will focus on basic services for women and children and on tackling major diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria. Countries that demonstrate improved governance will be rewarded with an increase of up to 10 per cen From Recent Items on May 4, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Fair Trade For All Education Kit This kit provides Australian-based educational materials that focus on issues of trade justice, and in particular the Fairtrade certification system. The kit consists of six modules – World Trade, Fairtrade Certification, The Coffee Trade, The Cocoa Trade, Sweatshops, Avenues of Empowerment – for use with young people aged 10–13 years. All modules provide teacher information and a student resource sheet and include links to the Victorian Essential Learning Standards. From Recent Items on May 3, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Children of Conflict: A Human Rights Issue BBC reporters visit war zones to investigate the fate of children. Listen to child soldiers, wounded,lost and working children tell their stories. Warning: Some of the stories told involve violence. From Recent Items on May 3, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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