Developing Sustainable Education in Regional Australia
Edited by: Andrew Gunstone
The issues analyzed in this book explore a range of questions that impact the sustainability of Australia's rural and regional education. Divided into three sections - university education, school education, and Indigenous education - the questions that are examined include: * How can students from homes where neither parent has received post-school education be encouraged to undertake higher education? * How can the collective needs of some children - for example, Indigenous students - be met? * Is competition beneficial for attracting all types of learners? * How does one re-distribute resources to those who are in most need? * How do we reward the more effective academics and teachers who impact learning? * How do we measure this impact? * How do we keep the most talented and motivated people in the teaching process? * How does assessment become an on-going developmental process that invigorates and stimulates interest and understanding?
Publication Date: 1/1/2014