Australian schooling has undergone significant change over the past decade, with major changes having been influenced by political agendas, national policy reforms and Australia's performance on international assessments. Since 2008, these have included national assessments, professional standards for teachers, a national curriculum, the national reporting of school performance, and national reforms that specifically address the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. In this chapter, readers are provided with a brief overview of the context to this education landscape. A number of developments are discussed in relation to curriculum, assessment, organisation and administration, teachers, students and pedagogy. This chapter concludes with reflections on the fortunes of the reforms introduced over the past decade.
|Title of host publication||World Education Systems|
|Subtitle of host publication||Entering the 21st Century|
|Editors||Charl Wolhuter, Hennie Steyn|
|Place of Publication||South Africa|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|