Category Archives: Education policy

Jim and Jillian Dellit established this website to bring together their various endeavours, to engage with and contribute to the educational community and educational delivery. Jillian is continuing this work both in her own right, and to keep faith with Jim's life, 1947-2014, and their productive partnership 1970-2014.

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June 9

Remembering Jim Dellit posted by Jillian in Curriculum, Education policy, History of Education

Many  readers of this blog will be aware by now that Jim Dellit died suddenly of heart failure on 28th May 2014. I have tried to notify as many people as possible, and apologise to any who read it here … Continue reading

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May 6

More than education posted by Jillian in Assessment, Education policy, Education reform, equity

My beliefs about the role of education in a democratic society have guided my own education, my subsequent career and the way I conduct my life. I have worked locally, at a state and a national level to structure and … Continue reading

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December 6

Education that serves the community posted by Jillian in Education policy, Education reform, equity, History of Education, Secondary schooling

I recently attended the 50 year reunion of my high school Leaving class from a selective state girls’ school in Sydney. Although the group has met every decade since leaving school, this is the first I have attended. I have … Continue reading

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September 9

Bring your own technology: build your own social capital. posted by Jillian in Education policy, Education reform, equity, parents, technology in education

The recent ACER publication Bring Your Own Technology: The BYOT guide for schools and families by Mal Lee and Martin Levins has triggered some useful online discussion. Mal Lee, whose writings in professional journals will be familiar to a majority … Continue reading

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February 21

Australian education today: strategies in search of policies posted by Jim in Curriculum, Education policy, Education reform, Primary schooling, Secondary schooling

In 1995 a UNESCO report identified a trend among member states towards a disjunction between policy making and program or strategy development in education. Their report, (Haddad, W Education policy process an applied framework, UNESCO, 1995) identified a shift in … Continue reading

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February 8

Learning Analytics posted by Jillian in Education reform, equity, technology in education

The New Media Consortium’s 2011 K-12 Horizon Report identified Learning Analytics as a tool likely to impact on schools within a three to five year period. Learning analytics brings tools widely used in marketing and the high-end security industries to … Continue reading

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January 29

The Education of the Public posted by Jillian in Education policy, Education reform, Primary schooling

Last week I watched the first episode of Gareth Malone’s Extraordinary School for Boys, first broadcast last September in the UK. I really enjoyed Malone’s choir programs; he clearly has a talent for music and community as well as for … Continue reading

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December 18

Avoiding Institutional Dementia: reinvigorating the study of the History of Education posted by Jillian in Education policy, Education reform

My year has been neatly book-ended by reminders of the importance of history, to the profession, but also to public life.  

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October 31

Doing time: do Australian working class kids need more time at school? posted by Jim in ACARA, Education policy, Education reform, equity, Primary schooling, Secondary schooling, technology in education, Uncategorized

In September this year, six Chicago Public Schools joined an increasing movement in the United States and Canada to extend the amount of time students spend in contact with their teachers, and school-based learning.  In 2012, all Chicago public schools will … Continue reading

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September 15

Professional aspirations, expectations and goodwill: enter new graduate teachers stage left posted by Jim in Education reform, equity, Primary schooling, Secondary schooling, technology in education, Uncategorized

This blog is both dedicated and directed to the graduating students from the Grad Dip Secondary at the University of Canberra. This is, in a sense, a Ceremonial Graduation Blog: including some advice to young graduates. The University of Canberra’s … Continue reading

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