Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2015 Archive

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Sydney Ideas

THE NEWS CYCLE AND EDUCATION: MEDIA, POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICY FORMATION IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR

10 March 2015



A panel discussion co-presented with the Sydney School of Education and Social Work and the Department of Media and Communications

          “NSW families abandon public schools in favour of private education"
          –The Sydney Morning Herald, February 6, 2015

Do the often negative media-perpetuated narratives that surround the drift to private schools – narratives seemingly preoccupied with testing, ranking and teacher quality – influence education policy and the implementation of practise in our schools?

A panel of school principals and teacher trainers join The Australian's' national education reporter for a robust discussion on how our school system is represented in the mainstream media.

Event details

  • When: 6–7.30pm
  • Where:

    Law School Foyer, Level 2, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue
    New Law School
    Click image for interactive map.


  • Cost: FREE but online registration requested
  • Contact:

    Sydney Ideas
    E: sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au | T: +61 2 9351 2943


  • More info: http://sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas/
  • Speakers:

    Professor Gerard Goggin (panel chair), Head of the Department of Media and Communications in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The University of Sydney. Professor Gerard’s research focuses on social, cultural, and political aspects of digital technologies, especially the internet, mobile phones and media.

    Chris Cawsey AM, principal of Rooty Hill High School, a highly successful, cosmopolitan, comprehensive 7–12 school in the western suburbs of Sydney. She is the immediate past president of the NSW Secondary Principals' Council (NSWSPC), a member of The Smith Family, ACEL, Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL Club, and a former member of the executive of the Australian Secondary Principals' Association.

    Justine Ferrari, journalist, The Australian. Justine has covered politics at the federal and NSW levels, and served as chief of staff on The Australian and The Sunday Telegraph, as well as editing various sections for these newspapers. Since 2006, Justine has been the national education correspondent on The Australian, focusing on school education and the emerging national debate about curriculum, testing, reporting, funding and teaching standards.

    Dr Helen Proctor, lecturer on the history of education in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at The University of Sydney. Helen is a co-author with Dr Craig Campbell and Professor Geoffrey Sherington of School Choice: how parents negotiate the new school market in Australia (2009) and with Dr Craig Campbell of A History of Australian Schooling (2013). 



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Sydney Ideas: the news cycle and education – media, politics and public policy formation in the education sector

Where

Law School Foyer, Level 2, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue
New Law School
Click image for interactive map.


When

10 March 2015


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