Who decides what should be taught in our schools and why?

Findlay, Yvonne S. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6463-0875 (2019) Who decides what should be taught in our schools and why? In: Perspective on educational practice around the world. Bloomsbury Academic, London, United kingdom, pp. 31-36. ISBN 978-1-3500-7634-1


Abstract

The policy matrix in Australia is complex. To understand how the system – or more accurately systems – works there is a need to consider the system of government. There are two main layers of legislature: Federal and State or Territory. The Federal Government has an overall responsibility for education nationally. However, each state has its own parliament and makes laws and devises policy, including those related to education, relevant to their own geographical area. This chapter encourages readers to consider a number of issues related to the development of a national curricula and standards within this complex policy matrix.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Additional Information: Copyright Sue Hammond, Margaret Sangster and Contributors 2019.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 Jul 2013 - 30 Jun 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 Jul 2013 - 30 Jun 2019)
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2020 00:57
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2020 01:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: education; policy; national testing
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390399 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39424

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