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By Helen Proctor, Patrick Brownlee, Peter Freebody

This booklet is the result of a colloquium sequence geared up by way of The college of Sydney within which major and rising researchers have been invited to call what they took to be the deep flaws on the middle of latest academic and coverage and perform in Australia and globally — to voice their very likely ‘heretical’ perspectives on what so much urgently has to be performed. The chapters during this assortment are paired to supply takes on every one subject, from supplementing to critiquing to countering and such a lot issues in between.

The concerns addressed during this quantity comprise: where of schooling in nationwide and foreign marketplaces, mass checking out and standardisation, the way forward for ‘multiculturalism’ in colleges, the general public investment of personal colleges, the complex dating among proof and coverage and the moving politics of inequality. This e-book is predicated at the concept that recognising deep disagreements on mammoth concerns is an important accompaniment to imagining and constructing efficient methods forward.

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The same can be said for the more general move towards evidence-based decision making, and data-driven school improvement: The expected positive effect of evidence-based decision making, and by extension, policy making is that decisions about a student’s fate in the school system are not left to a potentially ‘biased’ teacher, that educational policy decisions are not longer left to the whims of politicians, or to the latest fad; and that teachers will become highly regarded professionals, as highly regarded as doctors, because they will be using ‘scientific methods’ and ‘modern equipment’.

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Similar networks are growing internationally. For example, Eco-Schools involve over 11 million young people in 52 countries. Most sustainability programs take a whole-school approach and involve multiple partnerships with community organisations, businesses and government agencies. Sustainability projects are also community based. Along with service learning, community-based research and participation in forums, events and social action projects, this form of community development situates the community as “curriculum”.

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