Book Chapter

Reimagining school education

Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

What happens next? Reconstructing Australia after COVID19 | Melbourne University Press | Published : 2020


For years, progressive educators have been talking up the need for disruption of school education, with many thinking that the lever for change would be technology. Disappointed by the slow, incremental change, they have grasped the opportunities created by the COVID19 pandemic and the associated lockdown. When every state and territory in Australia activated remote learning for most students, it highlighted the roles of many players in the education ecosystem: families, teachers and their unions, industry, welfare, philanthropy, and government. COVID19 shone a light on the various roles of the state and Federal governments in relation to education, brought funding anomalies to the fore, and..

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