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The view that the 1990s have seen a sharp shift to a market approach in Australian school education is challenged. In reality, governments have moved within a relatively narrow range in public policy over the last quarter of the 20th century. A framework for the first decade of the 21st century...
Universities are at a pivotal point in their history and are undergoing dramatic changes. One of the more significant of these changes is the move towards more instrumental programs of learning, as manifest, for instance, in workplace approaches to learning. This paper argues that this trend...
The first major study of trust between principals and teachers in Australia reveals that trust is crucial for effective school leadership. The research data produced in a multiple case-study of trust relationships between teachers and principals in Victorian schools showed that a combination of...
The trend towards market forms and behaviours in education (‘marketisation’), associated also with the growing role of corporate forms of organisation, is transforming the state-built mass education systems characteristic of the period since World War II. Although this transformation foregrounds...
The article considers some distinctive features of contemporary childhood, adulthood and inter-generational relations and explores their implications for student/teacher/parent relations in commodified education and schooling at the end of the 20th century. It focuses on the role of and...
Literacy educators need to pay attention to shifts in the perceived relationship between literacy education, the use of new technologies and learning, as exemplified in national and state P-12 policy documents. At the national level, policy statements have reverted to emphasis on basic literacy,...
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