Community and contemporary schooling

Ongoing politic debate in New South Wales is centred on major funding cuts for education. As has been well reported, significant cuts to the public education budget and a freeze on non-government school funding has brought about significant public debate and reactions from a broad sector of society. There are two levels of this dialogue … Read moreCommunity and contemporary schooling

A great outcome!

Gladys Asuga, a doctoral student of mine, and I have recently been announced as the joint winners of the 2012 Emerald/ALCS African Management Research Fund Award for a project entitled Investing in leaders: evaluating school leadership preparation and development in Kenya. This is a great outcome for Gladys and myself, recognising the work we are … Read moreA great outcome!

A call for cross-sector collaboration

While my original intent was to engage with Roberto Esposito’s notion of community / immunity in this week’s blog, I feel the current school funding debate raging in New South Wales warrants attention. I will return to Esposito in next week’s blog. Since last Tuesday’s confidential meeting between NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli, Geoff Newcombe, … Read moreA call for cross-sector collaboration

From provider to regulator: the changing role of the state

Earlier this week Professor Richard Teese (University of Melbourne) wrote a piece for The Conversation entitled ‘The real agenda behind Gillard’s Gonski response‘. Central to his argument is that the Federal Government’s response to the Gonski Report highlights a shift in governance structures. In this post I want to engage in this intellectual space by … Read moreFrom provider to regulator: the changing role of the state