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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
This paper details how educational policy is developed in an educational authority in a political environment of a hung parliament. The paper begins by looking briefly at the difficulties facing educational policy rollout in Tasmania during the years 2000-2011, and then details how an educational policy dealing with school closures was reshaped in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Program Implementation, Politics of Education, Policy Formation
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Barcan, Alan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
The period from the late 1970s to the late 1980s were transition years for most public(government) school systems in Australia. A reaction was developing against the neo-progressive and radical (neo-Marxist) innovations of the late 1960s and 1970s such as school-based curricula, activity methods, and "open education". By the early 1980s…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Vocational Education, Public Schools
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Rodwell, G. W. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
In 2000, Paula Wriedt, the Tasmanian Minister for Education, gave instructions for her department to begin the development of a K to 10 statewide curriculum, soon to become known as the Essential Learnings Framework, or simply, ELs. The curriculum was an integrated one, doing away with traditional subjects, or disciplines, such as mathematics,…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, National Curriculum, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods