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Author Yates, Lyn, 1949-

Title Australia's curriculum dilemmas : state cultures and the big issues / edited by Lyn Yates, Cherry Collins and Kate O'Connor
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, 2011
Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  370.994 Yat/Acd  AVAILABLE
 W'BOOL  370.994 Yat/Acd  DUE 24-04-19
Description viii, 360 pages ; 21 cm
Series MUP academic monographs
MUP academic monographs
Contents Pt I Introduction 1. Australian curriculum making -- Pt II Envisaging a new curriculum for new times 2. Re-thinking knowledge, re-thinking work -- 3. The influence of curriculum pasts on curriculum futures: a South Australian case study -- 4. Curriculum change: the context for the development of the Tasmanian Essential Learnings Curriculum -- 5. Vocational curriculum in Victorian secondary education: reconciling continuity and innovation -- Pt III Who are the students, and should we have different curricula for different kinds of individuals? 6. Confronting equity, retention and student diversity -- 7. The senior secondary curriculum in NSW: academic traditions face issues of retention -- 8. The quest for quality and equity in SA curriculum -- 9. Social context and educational change: innovations in the Queensland curriculum -- Pt IV When assessment comes into the picture 10. The tail wagging the dog? Assessment and reporting -- 11. Managing without public examinations: successful and sustained curriculum and assessment reform -- 12. Assessment for success -- 13. Waves of change: the critical role of assessment, reporting and accreditation in secondary curriculum reform in WA, 1975-2005 -- Pt V The public management of curriculum and the story of curriculums that fall over 14. Why curriculums fall over: the politics of innovation -- 15. A story of collaboration and friction: curriculum making in Western Australia, 1970s-2010 -- 16. Politics, personalities and the public interest: the establishment of the NSW Board of Studies and the determination of the curriculum -- Pt VI Conclusion 17. Curriculum in Australia: the challenges, the past and the future
Summary Australia's Curriculum Dilemmas tells the story of Australia's recent attempts to come to grips with the big challenges of curriculum and sets up the background to understanding the debates that continue to surface as we move for the first time towards a national approach. Detailing some of the inside stories and arguments of the last 30 years about what schools should do, as well as some of the politics and lessons that have been learnt along the way, it brings together accounts from a national research project and reflections from people who have been actively involved in developing curriculum policies for each state
Analysis Curriculum
Education policy
Educational assessment
Interstate comparisons
Management techniques
Secondary education & schools
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at the publisher's home page:
Subject Education and state -- Australia.
Education -- Curricula -- Philosophy.
Education -- Curricula -- Australia -- Evaluation.
Education -- Curricula -- Australia.
Educational planning -- Government policy -- Australia.
Educational planning -- Australia.
Teaching -- Australia.
Author Collins, Cherry W. (Cherry Wedgwood), editor
O'Connor, Kate, editor
Yates, Lyn, 1949- editor
ISBN 9780522857726