Education, Change and Society continues to help readers situate educational activity in its broad social and policy contexts. The Australian education system and the government's responsibilities for education have all been subject to radical reform in recent decades. It has never been more important for students of education to be able to understand the connections between the local and the global in explaining contemporary educational change. To assist with this, every chapter of this text not only describes and analyses what is going on, but also interprets the evidence in different ways. Also, pedagogical features throughout encourage discussion of the issues raised. Some of the questions explored include: how do Aboriginal students experience Australian schools?; who writes education policy documents and what purpose do they hold?; why did state, private and corporate schools emerge as they did in Australia?; how do social class and gender differences affect schooling and its outcomes?; what constitutes the work of teachers, and can teachers 'make a difference'?; how has the role of research become increasingly significant in education and to teachers in particular?
Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney & one of Australia's leading social scientists. Known for her work in studies, educational sociology & social theory. Craig Campbell, University of Sydney; his research concentrates on adolescence & secondary schooling. Margaret Vickers, University of Western Sydney is active in community service & research on social justice issues. Anthony Welch, University of Sydney, specialises in education policy. His current work focuses on higher education reforms. Dennis Foley is published across a range of disciplines within the humanities & management. His work has reviewed the education of Indigenous Australians within Australian settler society. Nigel Bagnall, respected researcher in the field of international education. His teaching in international schools led to his doctorate on the International Baccalaureate. Debra Hayes, University of Sydney; her research concerns inequities in education.
CONTRIBUTORS; PUBLISHER'S NOTE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1. Young People and School; 2. Growing Up; 3. Youth Transitions; 4. City and Bush; 5. Class and Competition; 6. Cultural Difference and Identity; 7. Aboriginality and Pedagogies; 8. Gender; 9. Making Education Policy; 10. Schools and School Choice; 11. Curriculum; 12. Teachers; 13. Globalisation; 14. Researching Education; REFERENCES; INDEX
The highly successful Education, Change and Society is now in its second edition and continues its purpose to help students situate educational activity in its broad social and policy contexts. In Australia the way that schools, school funding, school markets, universities and the responsibilities of government for education are organised have all been subject to radical reform in recent decades. It has never been more important for students of education to be able to understand the connections between the local and the global in explaining contemporary educational change. Every chapter not only describes and analyses what is going on, but each interprets the evidence in particular ways. Discussion of the issues raised in this book is encouraged, and students are given every opportunity to analyse and question. Questions raised in this book include: How do Aboriginal students experience Australian schools? Who writes policy documents and for what purpose in education? Why did state, private and corporate schools emerge as they did in Australia? How do social class and gender differences affect schooling and its outcomes? What constitutes the work of teachers, and can teachers 'make a difference'? How has the role of research become increasingly significant in education and to teachers in particular? Updated and revised to incorporate the latest education policies and discussions about national education reform and to increase its contemporary relevance. New author, Debra Hayes, applies her teaching background and research into teaching practices in chapter one, 'Young People and School'. Improved pedagogy throughout: Boxes throughout each chapter with an expanded range of case studies provide evocative illustration and grounded examples of matters that the chapters discuss more generally. End of chapter focus questions help students identify key points, and provoke thought and discussion beyond the text. Suggestions for further reading for discovering the wealth of research and writing that has been done on the social contexts of education and policy studies in Australia and beyond. Suggested websites to explore relevant education policy developments.
Situates educational changes in Australia within the global context.
Covers a breadth of material beginning with young people and their families and ending with policy and curriculum.
Emphasises the strong contribution from history in explaining the current operation of education in Australia.
Encourages discussion and debate by taking a rigorous and thought-provoking approach to pertinent issues.
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Craig Campbell, Margaret Vickers, Anthony Welch, Dennis Foley, Nigel Bagnall, Debra Hayes, Raewyn W. Connell
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