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Senior secondary schooling in Western Australia: Transforming curriculum,lives and society?

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Penney, D and Walker, Mr (2007) Senior secondary schooling in Western Australia: Transforming curriculum,lives and society? Curriculum Perspectives, 27 (3). pp. 22-35. ISSN 0159-7868

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Abstract

Hargreaves (2003) has stated that teachers and others:
... must think not only of how to teach for the knowledge
society, but also of how to teach beyond it, so that we address
other compelling human values and educational purposes in
addition to those that make a profit - purposes concerned
with character, community, democracy and cosmopolitan
identity. We must think beyond state education providing
value for money, to ensuring it also promotes values for
good. (Hargreaves, 20m, p. 43, our emphasis)

This quotation captures the vision of education having the
potential to be socially transformative; a means and mechanism
for the promotion of values that frequently feature in political
commentaries on education and that have been embedded in the
National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Curriculum Perspectives
Publisher: Australian Curriculum Studies Association Incorporated
Page Range: pp. 22-35
ISSN: 0159-7868
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:44
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2010 00:36
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