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Striving for balance : Australian perspectives on the future of schooling

Halse, Christine 2004, Striving for balance : Australian perspectives on the future of schooling, International journal of educational research, vol. 41, no. 7-8, pp. 523-533, doi: 10.1016/j.ijer.2006.02.006.

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Title Striving for balance : Australian perspectives on the future of schooling
Author(s) Halse, Christine
Journal name International journal of educational research
Volume number 41
Issue number 7-8
Start page 523
End page 533
Publisher Pergamon Press
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2004
ISSN 0883-0355
1873-538X
Keyword(s) Australia
OECD
public education
private schools
marketplace
democracy
Summary Interview participants comprised a purposive, theoretical sample of 10 senior education policy leaders from across Australia. Participants argued that the current bureaucratic organisation of schooling would persist in the future because of intensifying pressure for schools to satisfy diverse political priorities; current funding arrangements had established a quasi-market model by default; unresolved tensions about a national curriculum and standardised assessment/accountability for students, teachers, and schools, and a shortage of dynamic, innovative leaders to reconnect public schools with their communities.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.ijer.2006.02.006
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035160

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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