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National initiatives and primary schooling

Grundy, S. and Bonser, S. (2005) National initiatives and primary schooling. In: Logan, L. and Sachs, J., (eds.) Meeting The Challenges of Primary Schooling. Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis group, pp. 101-118.

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Much of the rhetoric of 'restructuring' and 'reform' in relation to education and schooling over the last decade has been couched in the language of crisis, calling for school renewal and improvement. We assert that there is no crisis in Australian primary education in relation to the relative effectiveness of the teaching workforce. As borne out by evidence emanating from recent survey data (Schools Council, 1995b), Australia's primary teacher workforce is highly productive, competent and sufficiently professional to critique policy implementation in the light of the pragmatics of their work, that is, of primary schooling.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Education
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis group
Copyright: © 1997 Lloyd Logan and Judyth Sachs, selection and editorial matter; individual chapters, the contributors.
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