Toward an Understanding of the Similarities and Differences of Between Australian and Chinese School Education

Geoffrey Paul Riordan

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Abstract

This paper contributes to theme of this conference – sharing our experiences of educational reform and social change -- by providing an overview of the dimensions of school education in Australia. It identifies four key challenges that have been characteristics of school education in Australia: Quality, Distance, Equity and Deference and describes some of the measures that have been employed to address these challenges. The paper concludes with several ideas about how educators and researchers from Australia and China might work more collaboratively to better understand each other’s and our own schools. Based on this we may be able to develop effective strategies and programs to address the challenges we all face in providing a quality education for all young people in our countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-20
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventEducational Reform and Experience Sharing in Social Change - Guangxi Normal University. Institute of Schooling Reform and Development, East China Normal University and the College of Education, Guilin, China
Duration: 26 May 20146 Jun 2014

Conference

ConferenceEducational Reform and Experience Sharing in Social Change
CountryChina
CityGuilin
Period26/05/146/06/14

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    Riordan, G. P. (2014). Toward an Understanding of the Similarities and Differences of Between Australian and Chinese School Education. 1-20. Paper presented at Educational Reform and Experience Sharing in Social Change, Guilin, China.