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Welcome to the Education Forum Update

28 October 2004

Welcome to the Education Forum Update

The Update is a regular round-up of all that is new at the Education Forum website.

Visit our home page (www.educationforum.org.nz) for links to the following recently-added items:

Competition winners:

The five winners in our David Cohen book competition have been found.

Events:

a.. What could the future hold? An evening with Dr Don Brash in Auckland on education issues. Media releases:

a.. Let university councils have the freedom to set 2005 tuition fees b.. Maharey should ignore unions and leave loan scheme alone c.. School choices cut as school enrolment schemes increase d.. Package aimed at addressing skill shortages welcomed. Book:

a.. Welcome to the Campus of Struggle: a collection, by David Cohen, of personal observations, profiles, news stories and columns examining the social and political changes underway in higher education around the world. Speeches:

a.. Welcome to the Campus of Struggle: Norman LaRocque's welcome speech at the launch of David Cohen's book. b.. Choices for Children - the success of the early childhood sector in NZ: a speech by Sue Thorne to the Act Upper South Region conference in Christchurch. Presentation:

a.. Policy directions for New Zealand education: a presentation to Act's Upper South Regional Conference in Christchurch by Norman LaRocque. Subtext:

Still fresh and online, the October edition of Subtext looks at: plans by an Australian university to start courses in Upper Hutt; government scholarship schemes that appear to be vouchers by any other name; highlights from the OECD's 2004 Education at a Glance; revelations that officials rejected the government's early childhood funding plans; why under-funding will mean the end of quality UK universities; the positive impact outsourced tertiary education is having for NZ polytechnics; and much more.

News:

Links to a range of domestic and international news including: student loan repayment times reducing, report shows; Indian govt invites applications for pvt varsities; childcare battlelines drawn; check on teachers' skills urged; businessmen to run schools in Tory plan; Philadelphia schools praised for public-private efforts... and more.

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