Educating Australia – why our schools aren’t improving

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You may have already seen this article published today in The Conversation by Tom Bentley, RMIT’s Principal Advisor to the VC and Glenn Savage from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Based on their book, Educating Australia: Challenges for the Decade Ahead, which was launched last night, this series of articles promises to look at improving outcomes in areas such as assessment, teacher retention and disengaged students. To quote from the first article:

Ultimately, the future success of Australian school-age education hinges on whether powerful ideas can be realised in practice, across tens of thousands of classrooms and communities.

If we want reforms to be effective, their design must be grounded in wide-ranging dialogue about the nature of the problems and evidence about what will help to solve them.

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