As part of their bid for reelection in March, the NSW Government has promised to reskill 320 maths and science teachers and provide additional tertiary entry points for secondary students studying Asian languages.
A report for the NSW Business Chamber has found NSW secondary schools aren’t preparing students for post-school employment options. The report suggests that the focus on academic subjects and university entry in schools is too strong. It is recommended NSW should look to Germany and Denmark as education systems with a stronger focus on apprenticeships and vocational training.
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NSW election 2015: More maths and science teachers
Sydney Morning Herald
An extra 320 specialist maths and science teachers would be retrained and HSC students could earn extra points towards their university entrance rank if they study an Asian language as part of the state government’s plans to equip NSW for the fastest-growing occupations.
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Education in NSW: Calls for overhaul of high school because of university entry focus
Sydney Morning Herald
The secondary schooling system in NSW is failing to equip young people with the skills they need for the workplace because the school culture favours traditional academic subjects with an emphasis on entry to university, a new report warns.
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