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The Changing Contexts of Education
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who could afford the fees. Children taught how to be good, law abiding citizens, and to obey the Christian church principles. and suggest future directions education may take in responses
to the changing contexts and the influences
these contexts are likely to have. Importance placed on the 3 rs writing, reading and arithmatic. 1880s- saw the implementation of free, secular and compulsory education. Once a week the children learned geography, history and singing. The girls learned how to sew. (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr It wasn't until well after WW2 that the benefits of secondary schooling was open to all in society. Up until the mid 1950s, Historically, from colonial Australia until the present day, the issue of school choice has been the topic of many debates, and political manoeuvring in relation to creating public
policy. High levels of immigration, means that the population is becoming more and more diverse, with over 45% of the population consisting of 1st and 2nd generation immigrants.
During the 1950s and 1960s, Aborigines were being assimilated into the classroom, as education policies recognised the need for education to respond to social change.
With Australian education consisting of State, Catholic, and Private schools, there is constant discussion over who are the It is an understatement to say that we are living in a society that is constantly changing. The 1870s saw the beginning of Government controlled education. This then became a State responsibility in 1901 of education which has fast become a marketplace system that promotes inequality of outcomes based on class, gender, race, and geographic location. This presentation describes and explains the historical, social, political, economic, industrial, global and philosophical contexts in
which Australian education is conducted. I will explain the influences these contexts have on education, education provided a future to employment only to a minority. The 1972 Labor Party victory could have been attributed to it's policies of funding all schools on a needs basis. Education plays a huge role in providing a foundation for economic prosperity and social well being. "Educational policy has tended to rest on traditional assumptions about the preparation of young people to serve the economy. This has created a disjuncture between educational policies that continue to frame education within an industrial model and the requirements that young people have for the capacity to be good navigators through new economies, to live well, and to engage with complexity and diversity." Professor Wyn, J. (2008) pg 7 LOW EDUCATION HIGH
UNEMPLOYMENT STRESS ON THE ECONOMY STRESS ON
EDUCATION Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace.
To prepare our students, lessons must go beyond the "3 R's" and foster
21st century skills. Skills like critical thinking, communication,
collaboration and creativity will be essential for students to take on the
challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Now more than ever, due to industrialisation and globalisation, there is a great need for education to be adaptible. Previously, the youth of Australia were being prepared for the workforce, where as now there is a pressure on education to be globally relevant. GLOBAL AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION IN By Marilena Buttignol The impact that economic and technological changes have produced on all citizens is great. These changes have brought about new knowledge, and new ways of working. As a result of this growth we have seen employment decrease for low skill workers, and some industries have downsized because of new technology (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr SMARTER KIDS HIGHER QUALITY HUMAN CAPITAL HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY AND INNOVATION STELLAR ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE LONG TERM GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS Educational philosophy has played a major role
in the structure of our current school system,
as well as the way we understand child
have had a significant influence mainly in the areas of the purpose of education, the curriculum, the methods of instruction, and the role of the teachers. IN EDUCATION The more popular philosophies that exist in education are: Many educational pioneers such as As a teacher entering into the profession, I believe that it is important to have an appreciation of the main philosophies, as they will guide us into making connections with our own values, and forming our own teaching philosophy. As a parent, and a teacher, the most valuable form of learning, in my opinion is one that teaches us to be caring and responsible global citizens. CREDITS O’Donnell, Dobozy, Bartlett, Bryer, Reeve, Smith. (2011). Educational Psychology. First Australian Edition. John Wiley & Sons. Australia.
Allen, Brennan, Brym, Ewing, Furze, Groundwater-Smith, Gutek, Le Cornu, Levine, Lie, Mcfadden, Mitchell, Munns, Ornstein, Savy. (2012). EDU4CCE Changing Contexts in Education 2E. 2nd Edition. Compiled by Ian Bentley. Cengage Learning. Australia.
Wyn, J. (2008). The Changing Context of Australian Youth. Retrieved on 5th September 2012 from www.bsl.org.au/pdfs/Wyn_paper_29Oct08.pdf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paDvEOCSCpw. All pictures were retrieved from Google Images http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvyP-cwpHN8&feature=fvwrel • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYW7hPOmtzw When you take into consideration all of the different aspects that impinge on our education system, it is quite difficult to see a clear direction for the future. We live in a world where mass movements of people are crossing borders in search of a better life, a world that has constantly changing new technologies. We have to deal with globalism, human diversity and an ongoing crisis of sustainability. These are just a few of the challenges that today's generations must face.
With these challenges comes a higher demand for more and better from teachers. As teachers we are expected understand the world of teenagers, educate about social issues, keep on top of safety issues like cyber bullying, deal with equity issues and keep up with technology. With an already overcrowded curriculum to meet all of these demands, how much more can be expected from the teaching profession? Shouldn't some of the responsibility be shared by the wider community so that teachers can focus on depth rather than breadth, and not feel so overwhelmed by the constant ever increasing demands placed on them? Educating students on sustainability is something that should be viewed as being of utmost importance as being part of the future curriculum. Australian education has typically been used by political parties as a way to gain votes based on their educational policies. Whilst we focus our energies on the ever increasing importance to compete on a global scale, and trying to keep up with the rest of the world, as a mother and a teacher, I believe that more attention should be focused on educating our children for sustainability in the future. It is a direction that needs to be addressed more seriously than it has in the past. The future of education not only lies in educating for sustainability, but above all it lies in areas such as online teaching access, open content, real-time wireless web delivery, independent courseware provision, virtual reality teaching environments and lifelong education at a personalised level.
In the future, online education will dominate university and school learning. This will allow resources and investment to be more effectively applied to the quality and delivery of courseware- anywhere, anytime. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_mSowEJHF4&feature=related