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Crunching the numbers

PUBLIC FUNDING AND INEQUALITY IN AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLING

8 December 2016

A special presentation from the School and Teacher Education Policy research network of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

Chris Bonnor (pictured top) and Bernie Shepherd have been teachers and principals in NSW public schools and now spend their time researching and writing about Australia’s contemporary schooling framework. They are particularly known for their detailed analyses of the mountain of data made available through the My School website, bearing witness to the widening gaps between students, schools and communities.


    "At times we wondered if we were in some parallel universe, because what we were discovering didn't match up with commonly held beliefs. We wanted to challenge those beliefs in ways which might contribute to a better debate."

At this seminar Chris and Bernie will present their main findings and consider how these might continue to impact on Australia's school future.

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Event details

  • When: 10am–noon
  • Where: Room 323, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: FREE but the event is catered, so RSVP is requested.

  • RSVP: RSVP to emailing helen.proctor@sydney.edu.au by COB, December 6.

  • Contact: Associate Professor Helen Proctor
    ARC Future Fellow, Sydney School of Education and Social Work
    T: +61 2 9036 5401 | E: helen.proctor@sydney.edu.au

  • Speakers: Chris Bonnor AM FACE is a retired Australian principal, education writer and fellow of the Centre for Policy Development. He is a previous president of the NSW Secondary Principals’ Council and author of several books including The Stupid Country and What Makes a Good School, both written with Jane Caro.

    Bernie Shepherd AM FACE is a retired principal with a long career in teaching and curriculum development in science and was the founding principal of the first public senior high school in NSW. He continues to be active in educational matters as a researcher, writer, consultant and mentor.


Crunching the numbers: public funding and inequality in Australian schooling

Where Room 323, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

8 December 2016


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