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No homework, grade test? The shocking parts of Australian education

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For migrants, navigating the 'best' educational future for their children in Australia can be 'challenging', especially when thinking through the private and public systems.

While many cultures push their children to be academic and heavily focus on test scores, the Australian education system helps to give children a bit more choice regarding what they study, based on what they like.  

There is also the recognition that university is not the only path to be chosen, with apprenticeships, learning a trade, gap years, and entry level jobs all acceptable choices after high school finishes. 

Many schools also encourage extracurricular activities. These are activities that are often facilitated by the school but take place outside of school hours, including solo and team sports, music lessons and groups, dance, spelling competitions, debating, and many more. 

In this episode we talk to Silvy Wantania, a teacher who's also the president of Victorian Indonesian Language Teachers' Association. Along with Samantha Lim, the current education officer of the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association who has her entire education done in Australia. 

Hear more about the Australian education in Australia Explained here:

No homework, grade test? The shocking parts of Australian education
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Australia Explained was originally created by Maram Ismail for SBS Arabic24


 

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