Advance Australia Where? Transculturalism and Education

As educators we need to assist students to move to the next level of cultural literacy, in a country that is moving beyond multiculturalism to a more complex transculturalism. Click on the link to read published article as a pdf Advance Australia Where_0001


(C) Julie Boyd The newest party candidate has just been annointed. Last week she was busted for drivers’ licence fraud, something that would have gone totally under the radar had it not been for a local journo walking past the court just as she was walking in. Of course he couldn’t help but follow her […]

Mary’s Dilemma

Dear Treasurer ‘Mum, there are some cops at the door.’ ‘That’s strange. I haven’t called them lately. I hope everyone’s ok.’ Mary did a quick mental scan as she got up from where she’d been relaxing on her sofa, chatting with her kids and their friends who had come to visit for the Easter holidays. […]

Why Bill Gates (and Christopher Pyne) are Wrong

Bill Gates in his Washington Post article,  How Teacher Development Could Revolutionize Our Schools suggests that one approach is to get more students in front of top teachers by identifying the top 25 percent of teachers and asking them to take on four or five more students. Part of the savings could then be […]

A Society of Moral Hazards

Moral Hazard – a term used in economics says that if you bail someone out of a problem then a question is raised about what incentive they have to not do it again. In fact the hazard then becomes an enabler. E.g In the insurance industry it is where coverage against a loss might increase the risk-taking […]