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ERIC Number: ED417233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Quality, Equity and Effectiveness: Critical Issues for Tomorrow's Schools.
Townsend, Tony
In recent years there have been substantial changes in the way in which education is structured, financed, and managed in Australia. The move towards more self-management in schools, is now operating in the Australian school systems. Similar changes have been occurring in other countries, spurred on, by the governments' desire to save money. In the face of these changes, school administrators in Victoria (Australia), as in most other educational systems, face three main questions: (1) what does it mean to have a quality education?; (2) how can it be ensured that all students have access to a quality education?; and (3) how can educators ensure that all students experience success? All of these questions were raised in light of educational decentralization. Another major uncertainty educators face is the impact of technological change. Clearly, students from a school with no computing facilities are at a disadvantage, which is bound to increase. The increasing impact of technology means that a major issue for administrators over the next few years is to focus on the school as currently structured and to make some predictions about where it might be going. These predictions are to be made on the basis of evidence and not emotion. The speed of change in education is now approaching the speed of change in everything else, and school administrators have not yet been given the skills they need to deal with the rapid changes on the educational front. (Contains 1 table and 38 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia