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Academic success and social power : examinations and inequality

Author: Richard Teese
Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of Australian secondary education looks beyond cliches about 'excellence' to analyze the scholarly ideal against which students have been judged. It uses original research to stimulate new thinking.
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Genre/Form: Programmes d'études
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Teese, Richard.
Academic success and social power.
Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)681050347
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Teese
ISBN: 0522848966 9780522848960
OCLC Number: 45755459
Description: xi, 270 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Age of Curriculum --
2. English in the 1940s: A Service Course for the Professions --
3. Cultural Ideal and School Systems: English in the 1970s --
4. English under the Victorian Certificate of Education --
5. Searching for the Scientist: Post-war Chemical Reform --
6. Structural Chemistry and its Social Beneficiaries --
7. Resisting Chemical Reform in the 1980s --
8. Chemistry and the Victorian Certificate of Education --
9. Traditional Mathematics --
10. Reforming in the Shadow of the New Maths --
11. Pedagogical Freedom and Institutional Power in Mathematics Reform --
12. Mathematics for the Majority: Reform and Counter-Reform --
13. Curriculum Hierarchy, Monopoly Access and the Export of Failure --
14. Power over the Curriculum, Historical Progress and Structural Reform.
Responsibility: Richard Teese.
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"It is one of the most important books ever written about education in this country, and we ignore it at our peril." --"The Age"

 
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