The Apocalypse of Education : TIMMS and PISA

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The notion that Australia is failing in the global education world is not panic stations when we listen to former students share their own success stories. Nor is it a time to start apportion unfounded critiques of schools or teachers. Success is not measured in a score and certainly not compared to other countries in a corridor of curriculum areas. Politicians, after all, never sat through NAPLAN and I doubt many sat TIMMS or PISA. However, we are lagging in the closing of the equity gap to enable all students to fulfil their full potential – that’s where Gonski kicks in to ensure that all students are funded according to their needs, and teachers taking the opportunities to continue developing themselves for the betterment of their students.

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