Hunger artists : literacy, testing & accountability
journal contributionposted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by Bella Nitza Illesca, Brenton DoeckeBrenton Doecke
This article interrogates the dominant ideology that is shaping education in Victoria at the current moment. It does so by analysing the government school publication, Education Times, focusing on the years 2000–2003. During those years the Victorian Government invested a significant amount of money into improving the literacy outcomes of so-called underperforming students through initiatives such as Restart and Access to Excellence. Education Times played an important role in promoting these initiatives, and thus provides a useful vehicle for examining the ideology driving educational reform in Victoria.