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Back to the Future: Education Reform, and the Impact on Teaching and Teacher Education in Australia


Williamson, JC and Myhill, ME, Back to the Future: Education Reform, and the Impact on Teaching and Teacher Education in Australia, Transformative Leadership and Educational Excellence, Sense Publishers, Kine, MS; and Saleh, IM (ed), USA, pp. 333-350. ISBN 978-90-8790-904-8 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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This chapter will report and critique recent Australian data and locate it in an international context. The topics to be covered include: the global challenges facing Australia as a largely western nation located geographically in the dynamic Asian region; the moves to reform and restructure the curricula and pedagogical practices in the compulsory school sector, including the rise of accountability, the challenges for school leaders to move to school transformation in this changing context, the impact these changes are having on teachers' work lives and professionalism, the impact of ICT on teachers and students, and the recent initiatives by teacher education institutions to move to transformative educational practices in both initial preparation programmes and in Continuing Professional Development.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Workforce transition and employment
UTAS Author:Williamson, JC (Professor John Williamson)
UTAS Author:Myhill, ME (Dr Marion Myhill)
ID Code:59742
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-12-16
Last Modified:2012-02-14
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