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Illustrations for a forthcoming book on time management for academics by  Associate Professor Kate Ames, CQ University, Queensland.

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Unrealistic ‘sheeple, a reality check from Sue Tomat, GumLeafGreen. See the other reality checks – and more –  here.

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Cartoons for the Change Fest community policy document ‘Grow Australia– leading up to the Change Fest Conference in Brisbane later in November. ‘… the best place to put the effort is with kids. Putting the effort in early makes the difference to last a lifetime‘.

 

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NAPLAN (the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) are tests of basic skills administered to Australian students. NAPLAN data is used to rank each school’s performance against all other schools.  This cartoon illustrates ‘The rating Game’ in the latest Australian Education Union Journal (South Australia Branch). Author Lara Golding argues that NAPLAN is ‘fatally flawed’.

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The Scratchy Lines cartoon in the June issue of New Internationalist magazine.

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The Essentials Education series of text and workbooks are published by the Adelaide Tuition Centre.  Many have cartoon illustrations, to help underline study points and  remind students that learning is fun. These are from the first full colour edition of the Modern History Workbook.

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Independence Educational Publishers UK  produce Issues, a series of cross-curricular resource books for 14 -18 year olds. Each book (there are currently 70 in print) has a number of cartoon illustrations by three (Australian!) cartoonists – Don Hatcher, Angelo Madrid and me. These are a few of my cartoons from the latest books covering health, eating disorders, housing, child abuse and money issues.

 

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‘Early Childhood Education – worth fighting for’. Illustration for Emma Lowe’s article on the squeezing of early childhood education, in the November Australian Education Union AEU Journal (South Australian branch).

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Cartoon for the article by Emma Lowe in the Australian Education Union Journal (AEU) SA,“Your country preschool needs you”. The South Australian Education Department is ‘amalgamating’ country preschools with junior primary classes as a budget saving. The result is that many preschools cease to exist. “This is not about the delivery of quality early childhood education…Where is the sound pedagogical evidence?”