ERIC Number: ED458691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Education for 2001 and Beyond: Imperatives and Possibilities. Outcomes from the ACE "Education 2000" International Conference.
Unicorn: Journal of the Australian College of Education, v26 n3 Dec 2000
This issue of "Unicorn," the journal of the Australian College of Education (ACE), contains extracts and summaries of 13 presentations given at the international ACE conference, "Education 2000: Priorities for the New Millennium." The papers not only address the five themes of the conference (priorities for learning, priorities for supporting learning, priorities for learning to learn together, priorities for the teaching profession, and priorities for learning partnerships and pathways), they also touch on learning societies, individual learning, vocational learning, formal institutions of learning, the role of schools, the school curriculum, the role of teachers, professional standards of teaching, the support of teacher professional development, student learning, resourcing, Australian education, indigenous education, and Australia and its region. Much of the discussion adopts a global perspective and includes comments on the social function of schools, curriculum delivery, clarity of mission, and the model of teacher as knowledge engineer. The latter component speaks of when a teacher designs the stages that allow an individual to move from a dependent learner to an independent learner, to a life-long learner. If schools are to be seen as important creators of cultural, ethical, social, and economic knowledge, then educators must recognize that standards and benchmarks for teacher quality must change over time. (Each paper contains references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Learning Theories, Standards
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Coll. of Education, Deakin.
Note: Theme issue. Published three times a year. Papers presented at "Education 2000: Priorities for the New Millennium" (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, July 2-5, 2000).