Inspire education openly shares opinion regarding several educational news ranging from failing tests, online programs and lack of access to education itself.
Brisbane, Australia -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2014 -- There are many people who are willing to invest in education. These include parents, employees, undergraduates, and pretty much every person who wants to gain access to better job opportunities or make their resumes a whole lot more impressive. That is why this sector alone continues to make it to the headlines when certain changes take place. And now, an educational entity in Australia makes some strong statements concerning some of the latest events in the field of education.
In Australia, the preliminary National Assessment Plan – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) results showed that South Australia recorded below average national rates in 17 out of the 20 categories. NAPLAN is a test that measures literacy skills in students aged 3, 5, 7 and 9, conducted annually. According to Jennifer Rankine, South Australia’s Education Minister, it’s difficult to pinpoint why the results turned out this way. In the hopes of improving student performance, the government now has 118 numeracy coaches deployed in 134 schools. Nevertheless, South Australia students were not spared from getting criticised by Opposition Leader Steven Marshall. He mentioned that their performance is considered at the bottom of the class, further stating that this is simply not good enough.
Meanwhile, jobseekers may be able to find gold by enrolling in an online course. According to a report in CNN, about 83% of executives are now willing to consider job applicants who took up online education, just as much as they would accept those who have traditional degrees. Business Australia Review (BAR) also mentioned that employers could benefit by investing in online education, saying that they could gain more with employees empowered with new skills. While this may be so, BAR advised employees to research courses so that these will be at par with their business objectives.
While some are having problems hitting high scores in schools, some on the other hand are worried about not having access to it. Mission Australia’s Survey report showed that 22.9% of youths are not studying. This too showed that 21.4% said that jobs are a problem after graduating from high school. More than half of the respondents claim they come from poor families.
According to Jade Benny, Inspire Education’s lead blog writer, you could make education a choice. She was quoted saying, “Some people think that grades are just numbers. But these numbers could put you at the top of the job applicants being considered, or at the bottom if you don’t perform well. Is your kid having problems with grades? That is why we have home schooling and online resources. Come from a poor family? Then get access to free educational resources such as scholarship grants. I may have sounded a bit too critical but I mean this in a good way. What I’m trying to say is that if you really want to get educated, find a way to get it done. Get started by tapping on a computer and check out for free online resources and you might be surprised just how many are available to you.”
About Inspire Education:
Inspire Education is an Australian entity that provides distance, blended and online education. It offers classes in accounting, project management, healthcare and several other courses. For more information, email Jade Benny at firstname.lastname@example.org or catch her on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.