Don Perlgut is the CEO of Community Colleges Australia, a national advocacy organisation for not-for-profit adult and community education providers. He holds a PhD in media/communications from Macquarie University, a Masters of City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA from Cornell University. He worked as a consultant to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development prior to moving to Australia many years ago.
Face-to-face teaching is vital for VET students, who are often from a lower socio-economic background and are most affected by the digital divide. As getting them back into the classrooms is a priority, their trainers should also be considered a priority group for the Covid-19 vaccine. … Continue reading »
President-elect Joe Biden’s anticipated quick alteration to American policy on climate change has received the greatest media attention in Australia because of its anticipated impact here, what about education? Although the election appeared to be a “policy free zone”, many of the Democratic Party’s policies on education represent a significant change from the past four… Continue reading »