Controversies in Education: Orthodoxy and Heresy in Policy by Helen Proctor,Patrick Brownlee,Peter Freebody

By Helen Proctor,Patrick Brownlee,Peter Freebody

This publication is the end result of a colloquium sequence geared up by means of The college of Sydney during which top and rising researchers have been invited to call what they took to be the deep flaws on the center of up to date academic and coverage and perform in Australia and globally — to voice their in all probability ‘heretical’ perspectives on what such a lot urgently should be performed. The chapters during this assortment are paired to provide takes on each one subject, from supplementing to critiquing to countering and so much issues in between.

The concerns addressed during this quantity include: the position of schooling in nationwide and overseas marketplaces, mass checking out and standardisation, the way forward for ‘multiculturalism’ in colleges, the general public investment of non-public colleges, the advanced courting among proof and coverage and the moving politics of inequality. This ebook is predicated at the concept that recognising deep disagreements on huge matters is an important accompaniment to imagining and constructing efficient methods forward.

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