Out from the cave: have we lost the purpose of education?

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Abstract

It’s nothing new to say we have a problem in education. But I’m not here to discuss the usual gripes with teachers and test scores.
I believe we have a more fundamental problem with defining what we want education to do.
At the moment, our definitions of educational “success” vary greatly. There is not a shared understanding of what is most important for parents, teachers, students and governments. And without this it is impossible to know what should go on in Australian classrooms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-1
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2013

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