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It's time for a ceasefire in the education wars Through a series of conversations and case studies Maxine McKew documents the transformation that's now underway in classrooms around Australia and examines the strategies that are helping to lift academic performance, particularly in some of Australia's most challenged schools. Class Act invites reflection on one of our most p It's time for a ceasefire in the education wars Through a series of conversations and case studies Maxine McKew documents the transformation that's now underway in classrooms around Australia and examines the strategies that are helping to lift academic performance, particularly in some of Australia's most challenged schools. Class Act invites reflection on one of our most pressing national dilemmas—how we replicate success across a fragmented educational system and reverse the decline in student performance. With its frank accounts of the joys and pitfalls of learning in the twenty-first century, Class Act will appeal to parents, teachers and policy-makers alike.


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It's time for a ceasefire in the education wars Through a series of conversations and case studies Maxine McKew documents the transformation that's now underway in classrooms around Australia and examines the strategies that are helping to lift academic performance, particularly in some of Australia's most challenged schools. Class Act invites reflection on one of our most p It's time for a ceasefire in the education wars Through a series of conversations and case studies Maxine McKew documents the transformation that's now underway in classrooms around Australia and examines the strategies that are helping to lift academic performance, particularly in some of Australia's most challenged schools. Class Act invites reflection on one of our most pressing national dilemmas—how we replicate success across a fragmented educational system and reverse the decline in student performance. With its frank accounts of the joys and pitfalls of learning in the twenty-first century, Class Act will appeal to parents, teachers and policy-makers alike.

30 review for Class Act : Ending The Education Wars

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jo-anne Atkinson

    In the UK politicians are perpetually harping on about how the standards of education do not match up to the best globally. In Australia this realisation came several years ago but, rather than trying to ape the rigid pedagogy and assessment focused approach of some countries, some educationalists chose to focus on the needs of students and address some of the failings in the system. In this book McKew looks at a series of schools and profiles a number of key players who have made significant ch In the UK politicians are perpetually harping on about how the standards of education do not match up to the best globally. In Australia this realisation came several years ago but, rather than trying to ape the rigid pedagogy and assessment focused approach of some countries, some educationalists chose to focus on the needs of students and address some of the failings in the system. In this book McKew looks at a series of schools and profiles a number of key players who have made significant changes to education for all. Whilst there is a slight bias towards schools serving SES (deprived) populations, there is also a concern about 'coasting' schools and an underlying paradigm shift in the attitude of teachers. This book is very readable for an education tome and utterly inspirational. I had to have a notebook next to me so that I check up on references and have gleaned some really interesting information. There is equally good practice taking place in the UK but a global perspective is always interesting and this is fantastic. Having spent some time visiting Australian schools a decade ago I described the attitude as 'laid-back' - these educationalists are not laid-back but they focus on the right areas. I would thoroughly recommend this book as an uplifting and reaffirming boost for anyone jaded with the latest diktat.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Matt John

    "...the central challenge of education in Australia - that a telephone operator's daughter should have the same opportunity to extend her talents as the banker's son who is schooled privately on Sydney's north shore." Part comment on the poor state of education in Australia and part review of some individual schools making big improvements in how they deliver education to their students. It is both a fascinating and depressing book at the same time. McKew highlights the need for schools to return "...the central challenge of education in Australia - that a telephone operator's daughter should have the same opportunity to extend her talents as the banker's son who is schooled privately on Sydney's north shore." Part comment on the poor state of education in Australia and part review of some individual schools making big improvements in how they deliver education to their students. It is both a fascinating and depressing book at the same time. McKew highlights the need for schools to return to teaching the basics to students to be able to suceed in life, rather than to pass a test. To ground students in grammatical basics before exploring notions of literacy. It also touches on how education is heavily impacted by social and economic class and is getting worse. I would have serious concerns about the education of my child if I were to have one.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Veronica

    This book takes the reader on a journey all across Australia into schools making a difference and sums up the intent of Gonski perfectly on page 155: (Gonski) is a rethinking of priorities and approaches and objectives, not an exercise in accountancy. But don't be mislead into thinking this is political propaganda; this is a how-to guide for school leaders for making positive change for the most important clients: students. It's a must-read for pre-service teachers...go be informed about the fut This book takes the reader on a journey all across Australia into schools making a difference and sums up the intent of Gonski perfectly on page 155: (Gonski) is a rethinking of priorities and approaches and objectives, not an exercise in accountancy. But don't be mislead into thinking this is political propaganda; this is a how-to guide for school leaders for making positive change for the most important clients: students. It's a must-read for pre-service teachers...go be informed about the future of teaching!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jaclyn

    One of the most inspiring books on education I have read yet. I could not put this book down and just wanted to talk about it to everyone. A must read for everyone, especially for anybody who works in the education system who is a leader or who aspires to leadership (and as educators, aren't we all leaders?) I know I will read this book over and over and take something else away with me from it every time. One of the most inspiring books on education I have read yet. I could not put this book down and just wanted to talk about it to everyone. A must read for everyone, especially for anybody who works in the education system who is a leader or who aspires to leadership (and as educators, aren't we all leaders?) I know I will read this book over and over and take something else away with me from it every time.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Justine

    Well written and structured - a clear, concise summary of the current education system in Australia. It did leave me with mixed feelings though - on the positive side, a desire for more professional learning, on the negative, despair over my own failings...

  6. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    A must read for anyone involved in education! although many won't agree with McKew's support go the Gonski findings. A must read for anyone involved in education! although many won't agree with McKew's support go the Gonski findings.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tom Brennen

    A good overview of some improvement strategies being used in Australian schools. No new material but a sound and easily readable discussion of current context.

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