Late night TV current affairs programs are usually devoted to serious, weighty and sometimes depressing topics like politics, the economy and international affairs. So I was surprised
When Julie Christopoulos, a Senior Advisor in Independent Schools Victoria’s School Improvement team, visited East Preston Islamic College, she saw a need.
As followers of Dialogue will have noticed, I have written more than once in recent weeks to challenge criticisms of Independent schools in the media and to correct some of the more persistent stereotypes: that they are elitist and exclusive or that their students are somehow isolated from the ‘real world’.
Improving Indigenous education is not secret business. Parents of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children outline problems and provide answers when they tell their stories, and Victoria’s Independent schools detail how they meet the cultural and educational needs of Indigenous students in Towards Shared Bunjil: Helping Koorie Students Achieve Learning and Life Goals.