Category Archives: Education

A blog about education

Managing Education

The real problem with education is that it is actually a play of two acts. One act is education management and the other is educational business. These are two different things. One is about curriculum and curriculum development, resources and … Continue reading

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They ain’t rules, more like guidelines….

I was recently asked what do I have against “teacher’s standards”? Why was I rubbishing them? The answer is as complex as the question so I will just dive into it. There are a number of different standards that teachers … Continue reading

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The old ways reasserting themselves.

One of the key issues that has arisen lately has been the Right’s insistence on developing education as a ¬†commodity. This has a number of nasty side-effects that people have been kept from learning about, otherwise the whole stunt would … Continue reading

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The elephants in the mansion.

Education is a large mansion. It is full of rooms, each is¬†room a different aspect of education. I have been in some of those rooms, and in every one of them, I have found an elephant. What I have also … Continue reading

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The Return of Class Warfare in Australia

When everyone in a social grouping, national or even international, accepts a common standard of social, moral and ethical behaviour, the social order is consistent and stable.To achieve this, our institutions, particularly education, focus on ensuring that participants are adequately … Continue reading

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BYOD – Stepping into the unknown

It has been over a year since I first talked about BYOD in education in an earlier blog. Since then, I have been instrumental in developing a BYOD policy, but not implementing it. That task has fallen to others, while … Continue reading

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Defining the failure of mass education

I read recently that mass education is failing. This says that our education systems are no longer working. Obviously, this is making a lot of people very unhappy, parents, taxpayers, teachers, politicians- and the list goes on. There seems to … Continue reading

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