Despite the fact we are on school holidays in Australia, my last post generated a very lively debate over the validity and usefulness of NAPLAN which got me thinking about the overall purpose of schooling in Australia. A recent edition of New Yorker magazine ran an interesting opinion piece regarding French President François Hollande’s decision … More What do we want our schools to be?
In monitoring the commentary yesterday on the release of Australia’s latest rankings in PIRL and TIMSS exams, there was general agreement that our performance was well below par. A country like Australia cannot tolerate poor performance. We must lift our standard of learning and teaching and do so as a matter of urgency. In noting … More No easy fixes – just good teaching