One of the key note speakers Jane Caro is also presenting 1 day school/administrator workshops “Administrators- ‘What can you do to help public education at your school?”
New Online Women's Focus Links
We have opened a new page for links relevant to female educators and students. The following are the first links to be added to this page. You can find these links and more in the future by clicking here: Womens' Focus Links You can find this page from the Main Menu: "Services" -> Womens' Focus-> Womens' Links
Australian Women Educators (AWE)
AWE is a national body with state and territory branches. They are asking women throughout Australia to participate in a online survey for those who have an interest in gender issues and social change.
- Works actively to further the participation of women and girls in education.
- Works to eliminate all forms of discrimination in curriculum, in institutional practices and in policies. Encourages and supports women, so that they can effectively pursue careers in education.
- Encourages and supports women in the decision-making processes at all levels in the educational system.
- Responds to issues of concern for women both in education and the community.
AWE also lobbies for further reforms and change generally to enhance the position of women in education and society. I would encourage you to participate in the online AWE Leading Social Change survey which can be found at:
http://www.awe.asn.au/ Australian Education Union (AEU) Policies
The AEU policy on Gender Equity can be found at:
The AEU policy on Women Working in education can be found at:
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In order to be eligible for the subsidy an employee must:
• Be using a computer for at least one hour per day continuously or more than 10 hours per week.
• Be a permanent employee of the Department or have been employed for at least 12 months.
• Have certification that optical aids are necessary for computer work.
For information on Optical Aids Subsidy:
Women understanding money.
Free information sheets for women who want to build their money skills.
http://www.understandingmoney.gov.au/content/consumer/women/ Media Relate: teaching resources about the Media, Sex and relationships.
Although is from the UK it contains some useful information and activities
http://www.mediarelate.org/linkteach.htm Video Clips
For love or Money
Video clip and information on the first Women’s Union..... and much more
http://australianscreen.com.au/titles/love-or-money/clip1/ Gender Equality: What matters to Australian men and Women.
Video clip and information- Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick has recently launched a report on a listening tour.
Key themes which emerged included:
• Paid parental leave
• Pay equity
• Financial literacy/independence