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
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!
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
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