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Changing Australian Education


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INTRODUCTION: A tale of two policy discourses PART ONE: The current state of Australian education policy, and why it must change 1. Neoliberalism comes to Australian education 2. The damaging effects of current education policy directions PART TWO: What are the problems? 3. Taking the public out of public education 4. Standardised testing and its problems: A case study of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 5. Evidence-based policy: The use and abuse of research 6. Outside influences on education policy PART THREE: Changing the educational narrative 7. The perils of ignoring the purposes of education 8. Towards a process for thinking about futures for Australian education 9. Using the process: A case study of the fourth industrial revolution PART FOUR: New policy directions for Australian education 10. New curriculum directions 11. New pedagogical directions 12. New directions in system-wide and school-based cultures EPILOGUE: Towards a new narrative for Australian education GLOSSARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS REFERENCES

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Alan Reid AM is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of South Australia. Long recognised as one of Australia's leading educators, he has won many awards for his distinguished contributions to education, including the Gold Medal of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders.

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