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Rural and Remote Education - Tasmania

Rural

and Remote Education - Tasmania

Public hearing in Hobart -

5 November 1999

Witnesses giving

evidence in Hobart were

  1. John Butterworth,

    TASMANIAN CATHOLIC EDUCATION OFFICE: Student population and retention;

    information technology; transport; Aboriginal programs; students with

    disabilities; learning outcomes evaluation; students with special needs;

    students at risk; exclusion; cross-sectoral collaboration; staff incentives;

    professional development; suicide prevention

  2. Alison Jacob,

    Deputy Secretary; Lyn Dunn, Acting Principal, Tasmanian Open Learning

    Service; Graeme Young, Principal, Newstead College; Chris Laycock, Co-ordinator,

    Education Web site; Mitchell Knevett, Manager, Information Resources,

    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT: Departmental

    responsibilities; student population; school management; student performance;

    information technology; equity policy; exclusion; parental involvement;

    distance education; distance education - information technology; distance

    education - applied learning and socialisation; distance education -

    senior secondary and VET; distance education - difficulties for rural

    students; distance education - student performance; information technology;

    IT infrastructure; internet access costs; ISDN v dial-up; community

    access; computer provision and maintenance; distance education - student

    support; cross-sectoral collaboration; senior secondary access; distance

    education - delivery modes; student retention; separate senior secondary

    colleges; post-school pathways; staffing formula; traineeships; TAFE;

    relief teachers; professional development; staff incentives; transport

  3. Susan Rockliff,

    TASMANIAN COUNCIL OF STATE SCHOOLS PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION:

    Evidence from King Island; parent expectations of staff; suicide prevention;

    transport; distance education; languages other than English; senior

    secondary access; Assistance for Isolated Children; boarding; King Island

    retention rates; gay and lesbian students

  4. Umi Quor, MIGRANT

    RESOURCE CENTRE: ESL in kindergarten; ESL in private schools; ESL in

    rural high schools; refugee students; rural migrant support; NESB students

    - retention; NESB students - internet access; NESB students - language

    and culture

  5. Ted Leeson and

    Gary Pyke, TASMANIAN PARENTS COUNCIL OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS: Role of

    the Council; student body at Ulverstone; students with disabilities;

    Indigenous students; students with special needs; specialist services;

    evidence from Cressy; funding for students with disabilities; non-government

    sector - IT; non-government sector - other support

  6. Chris Smallbane

    and Henry Sowa, TASMANIAN CATHOLIC EDUCATION EMPLOYEES' ASSOCIATION:

    Teacher recruitment, incentives and transfer; professional development;

    specialist teachers and services; students with disabilities; male role

    models; cross-sectoral collaboration; post primary destinations; student

    retention

  7. Craig Coleman,

    TASMANIAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION: Tasmania's

    demography; access to Catholic education; cost of education; cultural

    isolation; recommendations; youth unemployment; cross-sectoral collaboration

  8. Alistair Holmes,

    retired 1997-98 Manager, Open Learning Tasmania: Student retention;

    Open IT; distance education; distance education - IT infrastructure;

    distance education - senior secondary; distance education - staff issues;

    students with disabilities; isolated schools; Auslan; distance education

    - student support

  9. Meg Nichols, ISOLATED

    CHILDREN'S PARENTS' ASSOCIATION: ICPA membership; travel; access to

    primary education; access to secondary education; access to senior secondary

    education; student retention; VET; recommendation; distance education;

    boarding; post-education options; Bothwell example

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