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Class, Culture and the State in Australian Education

Reform or Crisis?


Anthony Welch

Australian education has been substantially re-shaped over the past decade or more, as part of a wider re-shaping of the Australian state. Equity agendas have been increasingly muted, while economic priorities have increasingly dominated educational reforms. The book analyses key policy areas (Aboriginal education, multicultural education, gender, social class, schooling and work, and back-to-basics-curriculum movements) in light of these changes, and examines whether these changes are best seen as reforms, or are the result of a crisis in the Australian state.
This edition is edited and distributed in the Pacific region by Allen & Unwin, Australia.
Contents: An analytical framework for understanding changes in Australian education and society - Examination of key policy areas in light of that explanation.