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Education Policy Analysis Archives-Archivos Analíticos de Políticas Educativas 2015, 23

Author: Stephen Dinham

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Education Policy Analysis Archives-Archivos Analíticos de Políticas Educativas ISSN: 1068-2341 epaa@alperin.ca Arizona State University Estados Unidos Dinham, Stephen The Worst of Both Worlds: How U.S.
and U.K.
Models are Influencing Australian Education Education Policy Analysis Archives-Archivos Analíticos de Políticas Educativas, vol.
23, 2015, pp.
1-17 Arizona State University Arizona, Estados Unidos Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=275041389071 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative COMMENTARY education policy analysis archives A peer-reviewed, independent, open access, multilingual journal epaa aape Arizona State University Volume 23 Number 49 April 27th, 2015 ISSN 1068-2341 The Worst of Both Worlds: How U.S.
and U.K.
Models are Influencing Australian Education Stephen Dinham University of Melbourne Australia Citation: Dinham, S.
(2015).
The worst of both worlds: How the U.S.
and U.K.
are influencing education in Australia.
Education Policy Analysis Archives, 23(49). http:--dx.doi.org-10.14507-epaa.v23.1865 Abstract: This commentary explores the so-called global ‘crisis’ in education and the corresponding pressures and moves to ‘reform’ education, and in particular, public education.
The myths underpinning and driving these developments are examined.
Supposed problems with (public) education and proposed solutions are explored.
The solutions include government, institutional and corporate support for non-traditional forms of schooling such as government funded independent, for-profit schools, free schools, charter schools, cyber schools and academies.
These are proliferating despite a lack of supporting evidence and in some cases in spite of non-supportive evidence.
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