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The Primary School in Changing Times : The Australian Experience - Tony Townsend

The Primary School in Changing Times

The Australian Experience

By: Tony Townsend (Editor)

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Published: 9th July 1998
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Following substantial changes throughout the Australian education system, primary schools are no longer in the protected position of having a regulated flow of clients, a pre-determined curriculum and marginal levels of staff development.
Recent moves have brought new or increased responsibilities for all schools in areas such as:
*curriculum and policy development
*staff development
*monitoring and assessment
*the use of new technologies
*resource allocation
This book seeks to review the impact of this change on Australian primary schools, on the people who are involved with them and the issues they face. Primary education is being re-structured throughout the world, and therefore these issues are of great interest and relevance to educators worldwide.

Preface Changing Times, Changing Waysp. xix
Acknowledgementsp. xxix
Introductionp. 1
'Enterprise'p. 3
People in the Primary Schoolp. 21
Synchronicity and the Heroic Questp. 23
Teachers, Training and Developmentp. 48
Different Familiesp. 80
Critical Issues for the Restructured Primary Schoolp. 101
The Early Years of Schoolingp. 103
Building a School Culturep. 120
Curriculum Development in the Restructured Schoolp. 139
Referencesp. 158
Assessment in Primary Schoolsp. 162
Referencesp. 175
The Impact of Computer Technology on Primary Educationp. 177
Effective Resource Allocation in the Primary Schoolp. 195
The Education Marketp. 216
Afterwordp. 233
The Primary School of the Futurep. 235
Indexp. 250
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415146562
ISBN-10: 0415146569
Series: Educational Management Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 9th July 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1