Wannabees Blog

The issue of School Choice

School choice is a raging debate amongst parents and teachers involved in Australian education.

The different political positions on school choice range from the neo-liberal idea of funding based on quantifiable performance, to the liberal ideas of equal funding opportunities for all schools to give parents the best choice of school.


Simple Technologies

This article specifically discusses the use of simple technologies, and their educational potential. Technologies such as iPods, podcasts, projectors, voice recorders, 3D glasses, and websites that are more readily available than computers and other software also have very high motivational and educational benefits.


The gender agenda

This paper examines the inequalities between male and female educational experiences in Australia. The paper brings up statistics saying that more girls engage in higher education than boys, and furthermore, that the completion rates in universities are higher for women than men.


Responsive Classrooms

Having a culturally inclusive classroom is important anywhere in the world. Students need to feel like they belong and are at ease in the classroom to be able to function and learn within it. Isolating students through insensitive cultural practices or a lack of representation is detrimental to their emotional wellbeing, and their schooling outcomes.