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Jousting for the New Generation: Challenges to Contemporary Schooling
In this new collection of essays, David Loader addresses a range of contemporary issues in education, and encourages critical dialogue about prevailing educational cultures. These 'jousts', as he calls them, are challenges to the status quo, written to encourage verbal repartee, argument and counter-argument. Dipping into Jousting for the New Generation is intended to inspire the reader and generate spirited discussion.
The book contains 'jousts' on:
- The class that matters
- Student-initiated learning
- Alternative structures
- Dare we allow schools to be different?
- Punishment or reform?
- Principal isolation
- Being human: A leader's weakness or strength?
- Educational fashion or contemporary imperative.
Featuring contributions from Mary Mason, Director of Teaching and Learning, The Geelong College; and Amanda McGraw, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Ballarat.