By Helen Proctor, Patrick Brownlee, Peter Freebody
This e-book is the end result of a colloquium sequence geared up by means of The college of Sydney during which major and rising researchers have been invited to call what they took to be the deep flaws on the center of latest academic and coverage and perform in Australia and globally — to voice their possibly ‘heretical’ perspectives on what such a lot 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 so much issues in between.
The concerns addressed during this quantity comprise: where of schooling in nationwide and overseas marketplaces, mass trying out and standardisation, the way forward for ‘multiculturalism’ in faculties, the general public investment of personal faculties, the advanced dating among facts and coverage and the moving politics of inequality. This e-book is predicated at the concept that recognising deep disagreements on large matters is an important accompaniment to imagining and constructing efficient methods forward.
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I decided therefore to up the ante by arguing that formative classroom assessment practices are also not good enough to improve teaching. And for good measure, I throw in a critique of the use of data as evidence in schools in general. (That should raise my heretic-score. ) One of the scandals of modern education is how little teachers know about diagnostic methods, assessment, and testing. An even bigger scandal is how little they are taught on these matters. The current focus on increasing (pre- and P.
Bottrell & S. ), Schools, communities and social inclusion (pp. 22–37). Melbourne: Palgrave Macmillan. 3 Schools and Communities Fit for Purpose 37 Bourdieu, P. (1983). The field of cultural production, or: The economic world reversed. Poetics, 12, 311–356. , & Burns, J. (2009). The experience of youth in the digital age. In A. ), Handbook of youth and young adulthood. New perspectives and agendas (pp. 283–289). London: Routledge. Connell, R. W. (1995). Schools and social justice. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Controversies in Education: Orthodoxy and Heresy in Policy and Practice by Helen Proctor, Patrick Brownlee, Peter Freebody