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Kirsten Storry


Featured Publication

  • What Is Working in Good Schools in Remote Indigenous Communities? 04 April 2007 | IA86
    In remote community schools, children often miss one or two days of school a week. A majority cannot do maths or read at their age level, and few ever do so beyond the level of an eight-year‑old. As many as…...
    In remote community schools, children often miss one or two days of school a week. A majority cannot do maths or read at their age level, and few ever do so beyond the level of an eight-year‑old. As many as…
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Media & Commentary

  • Effective teachers where they are needed most 25 February 2008 | Online Opinion
    The central and essential part of an education revolution will not be laptop computers for every child. It will be effective teachers where they are needed most. The quality of teaching that a child receives makes a significant impact on…
    The central and essential part of an education revolution will not be laptop computers for every child. It will be effective teachers where they are needed most. The quality of teaching that a child receives makes a significant impact on…
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  • How can we move forward? 27 December 2007
    It should go without saying that ten year old child cannot consent to sex. Sex with a ten year old child is a crime and few crimes are more reviled in our society than rape or paedophilia. It should go…
    It should go without saying that ten year old child cannot consent to sex. Sex with a ten year old child is a crime and few crimes are more reviled in our society than rape or paedophilia. It should go…
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  • Boost pay to keep teachers 03 October 2007 | The Courier Mail
    There is "a long tail of under-achievement" among disadvantaged school children, according to a recent Commonwealth Senate Committee report, Quality of School Education. By Year 5, the top 10 per cent of readers are at least five years ahead of…
    There is "a long tail of under-achievement" among disadvantaged school children, according to a recent Commonwealth Senate Committee report, Quality of School Education. By Year 5, the top 10 per cent of readers are at least five years ahead of…
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  • Broader scope in NT for schools 24 July 2007 | The Canberra Times
    One of the measures Prime Minister John Howard announced last month was that the Government would link income support and family assistance payments to school attendance for all people living on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory. School attendance is…
    One of the measures Prime Minister John Howard announced last month was that the Government would link income support and family assistance payments to school attendance for all people living on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory. School attendance is…
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  • Teachers key to remote schools 18 June 2007 | The Australian
    In Aurukun on Queensland's Cape York, the school leadership refuses to accept that the complexity of the issues facing the indigenous community is an excuse for its children not getting a good education. While a massive enrolment drive in recent…
    In Aurukun on Queensland's Cape York, the school leadership refuses to accept that the complexity of the issues facing the indigenous community is an excuse for its children not getting a good education. While a massive enrolment drive in recent…
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Publications

  • Tackling Literacy in Remote Aboriginal Communities 31 August 2006 | IA73
    There is an alarming educational gap facing remote Aboriginal communities. The gap in literacy between remote and urban Aboriginal children is even bigger than the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children. Literacy levels among children and adults in remote communities are seriously low. Nationally in 2004, 83% of Aboriginal students…...
    There is an alarming educational gap facing remote Aboriginal communities. The gap in literacy between remote and urban Aboriginal children is even bigger than the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children. Literacy levels among children and adults in remote communities are seriously low. Nationally in 2004, 83% of Aboriginal students…
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