Education Heresies colloquia 2011-2012 - Colloquium Three

13 October 2011

Colloquium Three - systems failure: social inclusion as remedy or why global policies fail disengaged young people at the local level (pdf, 63kB)

The Education Heresies series features leading education scholars and practitioners, speaking out on how educational research, policy and practice need to be challenged and transformed. Contemporary education is a contested field, influenced by agenda that go beyond quality teaching and learning, community building and equality of access and outcomes. The place of education in the national and international marketplace; the standardisation of education materials and standards in the face of increasing cultural and linguistic diversity; 'choice' in public and private schooling; the institutional taming or liberation of the transformative potential of digital; and online technologies are among the issues traversing and disrupting Australian education. Historically, challenges to the deep grammar of prevailing orthodoxies have been branded 'heretical'. This colloquium series invites leading educators to release their inner heretic. It presents opportunities to debate and challenge the prevailing orthodoxies as they are realised every day in policy, curriculum, pedagogy and research in and out of educational institutions. It is a forum in which we acknowledge that recognising deep disagreement on big issues is a necessary accompaniment to developing productive ways forward.

Professor Susan Groundwater-Smith
is an Honorary Professor of Education in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney as well as Visiting Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. She has authored or co-authored a number of books and papers, many of which have been taken up in initial teacher education programs. She has also written extensively on issues in relation to practitioner inquiry, quality and ethics.

Dr Kitty te Riele
is a senior lecturer in education in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Her research is concerned with educational policy and practice for marginalised young people, including education and youth policy, both mainstream and alternative educational initiatives. Her focus has been on researching policies for raising educational attainment and widening participation for 'youth at risk' and exploring the way schools can play a role both in marginalising and in (re-)engaging young people. Her recent publications include 'Making schools different: alternative approaches to educating young people' (2009) London: Sage.

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