Education in NSW

Article published in The Sydney Morning Herald examines key education issues as the NSW Election 2015 approaches.

Robyn Cox

Primary English Teaching Association President, Dr Robyn Cox

The article, edited by Alexandra Smith and published on Tuesday 24 March 2015, presents the recent findings and views of a number of national associations and representatives. Trevor Cobbold, National Convenor of Save our Schools comments that the most urgent education issue facing the government today is the worrying achievement gap between rich and poor.

Primary English Teaching Association President, Dr Robyn Cox (pictured), calls for thoughtfulness and a recognition of the diversity and complexity of school contexts in NSW:

From small rural schools through to large diverse urban populations. This complexity requires sophisticated infrastructure, well-trained teachers and dedicated school leaders, I would like to see is more focus on the individual learner. Teachers need professional learning experiences to ensure that their skill sets around the teaching of early reading, writing across the curriculum in the secondary schools, and providing children with robust self-identity in literacy to name a few are up to date.

Read more of Robyn's comments and the full article here