Jim and Jillian Dellit established this website to bring together their various endeavours, to engage with and contribute to the educational community and educational delivery. Jillian is continuing this work both in her own right, and to keep faith with Jim's life, 1947-2014, and their productive partnership 1970-2014.

Monthly Archives: September 2011

September 27

Guest Blog – Best performing school systems: Alan Bevan posted by Jillian in Uncategorized

My friend Alan Bevan and I have been discussing how to improve schooling outcomes for kids (as one does) and Alan raised the conclusions of the 2007 McKinsey Report. I asked Alan to write a bit about the report and … Continue reading

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September 15

Professional aspirations, expectations and goodwill: enter new graduate teachers stage left posted by Jim in Education reform, equity, Primary schooling, Secondary schooling, technology in education, Uncategorized

This blog is both dedicated and directed to the graduating students from the Grad Dip Secondary at the University of Canberra. This is, in a sense, a Ceremonial Graduation Blog: including some advice to young graduates. The University of Canberra’s … Continue reading

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September 8

11 September 2011 posted by Jillian in Uncategorized

Approaching 11 September 2011 it seems appropriate to remember that I was in Washington DC ten years ago hoping to make connections that would significantly improve Australian education  – and to consider whether I had any success.

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September 4

Languages learning #1: Ironing out bilingualism in Australia posted by Jim in Uncategorized

Bilingualism is seen as a crease in the educational and social fabric of Australia, something to be ironed out, wrinkles to be Fabulon-ed away. It’s a 1950’s view of harmony and good nation-keeping, out of touch with contemporary globalism and … Continue reading

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