ERIC Number: ED233487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Education Policy Making in Australia.
Broadbent, R. F., Ed.
Thirteen papers and a speech address the theme of who makes education policy in Australia. Kwong Lee Dow's address assesses national planning in uncertain times and urges flexibility. John Steinle outlines the operation of Australian policy-making and recommends developing think tanks. Edward Holdaway analyzes the complex relationship between research and policy, concluding that research has a long term indirect impact. Alan Lindsay argues that broad social, political, and economic factors determine policy in higher education, and A. James Gaite and William Young consider the lack of influence of professional educators. Gareth Williams analyzes British educational policy. Four papers consider broader participation in making policy: Lady Anna Cowen discusses improving parent involvement, K. J. Austin Asche treats the role of the community, Brian Caldwell recommends a framework for effective school councils, and Margaret Bearlin probes the low participation of women in policy-making. The concluding reports discuss specific programs: Shirley Randell analyzes the policy-making process of the Schools Commission's Disadvantaged County Areas Program. Alan Randell reviews the application of Paulo Freire's theories to an Aboriginal education project. Kevin Smith chronicles the influences behind shelving the Wyndham Report, a major policy initiative, and Anna Alderson offers a case history of policy-making and implementation. (MJL)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Community Involvement, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Parent Participation, Participative Decision Making, Policy Formation, Politics
Publications, The Australian College of Education, 916 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria, 3053, Australia ($9.00 Australian plus postage; quantity prices available on application).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Australian Coll. of Education, Carlton, Victoria.
Identifiers: Aboriginal People; Australia; Great Britain
Note: Selected papers from the Annual Conference of the Australian College of Education (23rd, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, January 10-14, 1982) and incorporating the Eleventh Buntine Oration.