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Policy Implications of Research in Education

Controversies in Education

Orthodoxy and Heresy in Policy and Practice

Editors: Proctor, Helen, Brownlee, Patrick, Freebody, Peter (Eds.)

  • Expert collection of paired chapters addressing key contemporary debates in educational policy and practice
  • Offers a double perspective on each topic, from supplementing to countering and most points in between
  • Challenges prevailing orthodoxies in policy, curriculum, pedagogy and research
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About this book

This book is the outcome of a colloquium series organized by The University of Sydney in which leading and emerging researchers were invited to name what they took to be the deep flaws at the heart of contemporary educational and policy and practice in Australia and globally — to voice their potentially ‘heretical’ views on what most urgently needs to be done. The chapters in this collection are paired to offer two takes on each topic, from supplementing to critiquing to countering and most points in between.

The issues addressed in this volume include: the place of education in national and international marketplaces, mass testing and standardisation, the future of ‘multiculturalism’ in schools, the public funding of private schools, the complicated relationship between evidence and policy and the shifting politics of inequality. This book is based on the idea that recognising deep disagreements on big issues is a necessary accompaniment to imagining and developing productive ways forward.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction: Heresy and Orthodoxy in Contemporary Schooling: Australian Educational Policy and Global Neoliberal Reform

    Proctor, Helen (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Schools Not Fit for Purpose: New Approaches for the Times

    Wyn, Johanna

    Pages 13-26

  • Schools and Communities Fit for Purpose

    Bottrell, Dorothy

    Pages 27-38

  • Testing Times: Data and Their (Mis-)Use in Schools

    Reimann, Peter

    Pages 39-53

  • Are These Testing Times, or Is It a Time to Test? Considering the Place of Tests in Students’ Academic Development

    Martin, Andrew J.

    Pages 55-62

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-08759-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08758-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 27, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34731-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Controversies in Education
Book Subtitle
Orthodoxy and Heresy in Policy and Practice
Editors
  • Helen Proctor
  • Patrick Brownlee
  • Peter Freebody
Series Title
Policy Implications of Research in Education
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-08759-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-08759-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-08758-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34731-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 220
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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