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ERIC Number: ED500836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr-6
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Future of National Curriculum Collaboration in Australia: An Analysis of Policies and Possibilities
Watt, Michael
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Professional Conference of the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association (Auckland, New Zealand, Apr 17-19, 2008)
The purpose of this study was to review policies and inquiries on national curriculum reform, initiated during the federal election campaign in 2007, to identify whether a new phase of national curriculum collaboration, characterised as standards-based reform, is likely to be initiated. A set of ten criteria, defining key features of standards-based education, was applied to analyse the contents of two policy documents and a report from an inquiry. The results showed that the documents reflected increasing refinement of the concept of standards-based education, but were only clear and comprehensive in their descriptions for four criteria. The conclusion recommended that policy making should be conceptualised in greater detail as a process of planned change, which a decision making body could apply to design a standards-based education system in a setting involving large change supported by a low level of knowledge. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia