Educating Australia

Author: Simon Marginson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521598309
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This is the first comprehensive history of the Australian education systems, programs and policies in the period since 1960. The book draws on economic and sociological data, key texts and political events, anecdotes and a review of other analyses to build a picture of the role of education programs in the modernization of Australian life. It examines the implications of change for the labor market and the economy, in social policies and in cultural life. An important focus of the book is the discussion of the extension of citizenship through education.

Markets in Higher Education

Author: Pedro Teixeira
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402028350
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This volume presents the most comprehensive international discussion yet on the role of markets in higher education. It considers both the political and economic implications of the rising trend towards introducing market elements in higher education. The book draws together leading international scholars in higher education to explore different theoretical perspectives and present new empirical evidence on market mechanisms in higher education in several Western countries.

Public Or Private Education

Author: Richard Aldrich
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780713002300
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The essays that make up this collection examine past, present and future relationships between the private and public dimensions of education. The book offers an analysis of the situation from an international perspective.

Comparative Education

Author: Robert F. Arnove
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742523814
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Bringing together some of the leading names in comparative and international education, this second edition provides new perspectives on the dynamic interplay of global, national and local forces as they shape education systems in specific contexts.

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Education Policy and Politics

Author: Bob Lingard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134282079
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This Reader brings together selected papers from leading scholars to address the most significant recent development in educational policy and politics: the impact of globalisation. The papers discuss, document and analyse evidence of globalisation’s effects on the new direction of education policies and practices, and in the production of globalised agendas for the redesign of state provision and the governance of education. The Reader is organised in two parts. The first part provides a selection of articles that interrogate globalisation and its effects from a variety of analytical perspectives, and explore what kind of politics are possible in the framing context of globalisation. The second part documents and discusses different types of engagement with politics and policy in a variety of settings and sectors, including numerous European and Pacific Rim policy contexts. This important collection underlines the need to approach globalisation, education policy and politics from numerous perspectives, and offers analytical, empirical and theoretical resources for the reframing of contemporary education politics. Students of educational policy and politics will find this Reader an invaluable resource for understanding, theorising and researching in these academic fields.

Educating Australia

Author: Tom Bentley
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 0522870422
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Where is Australian schooling heading? What forces will shape its future direction? How ready are students, teachers, policy makers and education institutions for the challenges being thrust on them? With chapters ranging across the landscape of school-age education, this book proposes new, evidence-based directions for change in teaching, assessment, curriculum, funding and system-wide collaboration. It provides a grounded, forward-looking guide to questions that will be central to Australia's educational debates, and our performance, in the years ahead. Drawing directly on research, innovation and policy analysis at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, this book creates an engaging and rigorous overview of the issues confronting school-age education in Australia, and provides insights and actions to help shape our responses into the future. Contents Part 1 Evolving the purposes of schooling 1 Time for a reboot: Shifting away from distractions to improve Australia's schools – John Hattie 2 The changing role of the teacher in a knowledge economy – Patrick Griffin, Lorraine Graham, Susan Marie Harding, Nives Nibali, Narelle English and Monjurul Alam 3 The state of public schooling – Jessica Gerrard 4 Asia Literacy and the Australian curriculum – Fazal Rizvi 5 Curriculum: The challenges and the devil in the details – Lyn Yates 6 Monitoring learning – Geoff N. Masters Part 2 New pathways to student achievement 7 What is 'school readiness', and how are smooth transitions to school supported? – Frank Niklas, Collette Tayler and Caroline Cohrssen 8 Chinese: More equal than others – Jane Orton 9 Lying on the floor: Why Australia can lead the world in music education – Pip Robinson and Ros McMillan 10 Young people at the margins: Where to with education? – Helen Stokes and Malcolm Turnbull 11 What if you're not going to university? Improving senior secondary education for young Australians – John Polesel, Mary Leahy, Suzanne Rice, Shelley Gillis, Kira Clarke 12 From inequality to quality: Challenging the debate on Indigenous education – Elizabeth McKinley Part 3 The role and impact of teachers 13 Supporting the development of the profession: The impact of a clinical approach to teacher education – Larissa McLean Davies, Teresa Angelico, Barbara Hadlow, Jeana Kriewaldt, Field Rickards, Jane Thornton, and Peter Wright 14 Creating a third space for learning in teacher education – Helen Cahill 15 Building knowledge about oral language skills into teacher practice and initial teacher education – Patricia Eadie, Hannah Stark and Pamela Snow 16 Aligning curriculum, instruction and assessment – Natasha Ziebell, Aloysius Ong and David Clarke Part 4 Challenges of system reform 17 Hard-to-staff Australian schools: How can we ensure that all students have access to quality teachers? – Suzanne Rice, Paul W. Richardson, Helen M.G. Watt 18 Collaboration in pursuit of learning – Tom Bentley and Sean Butler 19 Aligning student ability with learning opportunity: How can measures of senior school achievement support better selection for higher education? – Emmaline Bexley 20 Other people's children: School funding reform in Australia – Tom Bentley 21 Improving national policy processes in Australian schooling – Glenn C. Savage

Transforming Learning in Schools and Communities

Author: Bob Lingard
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441165428
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Many educators have been looking for a fundamentally different approach to engage young people and encourage progress in learning. Supported by recent public policy developments, a transformation is beginning to take place in the practice of many schools. The focus of learning is shifting away from the child as an individual in a classroom detached from the surrounding neighbourhood to a learning community that embraces carers and families as well as young people and teachers. This monograph analyses the organising principles of this cultural transformation and considers how it will shape learning in schools and communities throughout the world. The book brings together key thinkers from the fields of new learning, new communities of educational practice and new forms of educational governance. Arguing for the necessary interconnectedness of pedagogy, institutions and governance, this ground-breaking book will undoubtedly shape the policy agenda in this area for years to come.

The Pathfinders

Author: Richard J. Hauser
Publisher: DoctorZed Publishing
ISBN: 064656966X
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There have been Lutheran schools in Australia for more than 170 years. This book examines the second 80 years of that history through a series of biographies of the pathfinders, those educational leaders who, on the basis of a rich tradition which had suffered some reversals, forged new directions for Lutheran schooling in the twentieth century. The eight profiles in this book not only cover the broad sweep of Lutheran educational history from 1919 to 1999, but also explore the stories of people who were leading players in its development. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Richard Hauser was born in Laidley in Queensland and baptized in the Lutheran church there in 1946. He attended Blenheim and Forest Hill State Schools before undertaking his secondary education as a boarder at Concordia Memorial College in Toowoomba. He is a graduate of Lutheran Teachers College in Adelaide and holds various degrees in Arts and Education from Adelaide and Queensland Universities, including a PhD in history. Between 1970 and 2008 he was employed in six Lutheran colleges in four Australian states, and for the last seventeen years of this work, served as a principal in Queensland, first at Good Shepherd Lutheran College in Noosa, and then at Redeemer Lutheran College in Rochedale. As a secondary teacher his main curriculum expertise has been in English, history, drama and Christian studies. He has served on many committees and boards of the Church, including over ten years as the chair of the Lutheran Church of Australia Queensland District (LCAQD) Schools Council, and on the Board of Lutheran Education Australia. In 1999 he was the keynote speaker on the history of Lutheran schooling at the inaugural Australian Conference on Lutheran Education (ACLE) on the Gold Coast. Richard is retired and lives with his wife Sylvia at Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast where he follows his interests in reading, writing and keeping fit. Richard and Sylvia have four children and five grandchildren.