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Managing Change In Schools: A Review Of The Western Australian Project, Rod Chadbourne Jan 1991

Managing Change In Schools: A Review Of The Western Australian Project, Rod Chadbourne

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

In 1987, the Ministry of Education released a report entitled 'Better Schools in Western Australia: A Program for Improvement'.l It outlined radical proposals to make schools more self-determining and accountable. Although much of the program has yet to be put into effect, the plan and steps taken to implement it caused a major upheaval not only to the system but also to people working in it. For example: the managers of change invested a huge amount of work and worry in the whole process; some of the 'victims' of change suffered personally and professionally; and a lot of those ...


How Can We Know About Knowing In Educational Administration?, Felicity Haynes Jan 1991

How Can We Know About Knowing In Educational Administration?, Felicity Haynes

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Colin W. Evers & Gabriele Lakomski (1991) Knowing Educational Administration. Pergamon Press, 250 p.


The Eclipse Of Equality Of Opportunity?, Simon Marginson Jan 1991

The Eclipse Of Equality Of Opportunity?, Simon Marginson

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Equality of opportunity has been the most important organising principle in education policies in postwar Australia. Equality of opportunity was central to the expansion of publicly-funded education: the promise of upward social mobility through education had broad appeal. Equality of opportunity objectives are now being displaced by the newer and more limited concept of market equity. Equality of opportunity usually implies equality of the educational resources provided to each child, and sometimes goes further to mean positive discrimination in favour of the disadvantaged. However, equity is usually understood only as the right to participate in education. Whereas economic objections used ...