ERIC Number: ED449542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
School Resourcing: Towards Purposes Analysis and Effective Strategies. Responses to the College Year Book, 2000.
Unicorn: Journal of the Australian College of Education, v26 n2 Jul 2000
This journal issue, which is part of a series of wide-ranging debates on major educational topics in Australia, examines three major points connected to school resourcing. First is the shift of emphasis in the discourse on resources from inputs to outcomes. Second is the extent to which schools ought to be self-managed and the possible conflict between promoting effective individual schools and ensuring a broad equality of opportunity for all students at all schools. The third major point concerns exact levels of education funding. The journal opens with a discussion of a national symposium on school resourcing and includes topics such as the purposes of schooling, citizenship, equity and social justice, broad funding levels and allocations, quality teaching, resource utilization, accountability, choice, and research and evaluation needs. A draft action plan for school resourcing is also included. The 10 remaining articles in this issue examine government schools, international comparisons of expenditure in education, the differentiation of schools and school sectors, public education and Australian society, user-friendly educational accountability, state aid, school resourcing as viewed from the Australian Parents Council, funding for equity, an economist's perspective of school resourcing, and funding for flexibility within an equitable framework. (RJM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Coll. of Education, Carlton, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Australia