A quality education for all

Professor Stephen Dinham has been a strong and vocal advocate for greater equality in Australian education.  He wrote an excellent piece in the Melbourne Age recently on how the ineffective quick fixes to improve teaching would actually lead to greater inequity and decline in educational performance. These simplistic approaches ignore decades of research on what makes … More A quality education for all

Diversity should be the norm

You know an election is in the wind when the well-worn public vs private school story appears  in the tabloid press and as fodder for radio shock-jocks. According to an article this week, the success of public schools in HSC and NAPLAN tests was partly responsible for an increase in enrolments.  It follows the SMH on Monday  which quotes Chris Bonner, former president of the Secondary Principals … More Diversity should be the norm