The Education Revolution: Are We a Clever Country?

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Hughes, Katie (2012) The Education Revolution: Are We a Clever Country? In: Australian Sociology : A Changing Society. 3rd edition. Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, N.S.W., pp. 166-191.


Education, like many of the important issues covered in this book, is of concern to everyone who lives in contemporary society. In this chapter there is an exploration of some of the educational issues being debated in contemporary Australia. In particular, there is a focus on the role education plays in society, on the organisation of Australia's education system, on some of the educationsal theories available to explain the ways in which education functions, on the impact of education on people from different socioeconomic groups, and on males and females. Finally, the role and aims of the state in both resourcing and structuring the education system are explored.

Item type Book Section
ISBN 9781442540729
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Historical > SEO Classification > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Victoria Institute for Education, Diversity and Lifelong Learning
Keywords ResPubID23724, ResPubID23710, gender, teaching, secondary education, tertiary education, higher education, knowledge economy, social class, social backgrounds, funding, functionalism, meritocracy, vocational skills, sustainable education, reproduction theory, economic rationalism, Australia
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