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Structuring, Governing and Managing the System for Equity. Professor Bob Lingard, The University of Queensland, Australian College of Educators 2011 National Conference, 14-15 July, Sydney Equity in Education – Connecting for Change. CRICOS Code: 00025B. Resources for Hope.
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Professor Bob Lingard, The University of Queensland,
Australian College of Educators 2011 National Conference, 14-15 July, Sydney
Equity in Education – Connecting for Change
CRICOS Code: 00025B
Opportunity to Learn Standards
‘A linchpin in these efforts to secure more equitable education is the creation of opportunity-to-learn (OTL) standards that attend to the opportunity gap as well as the achievement gap’ (Darling-Hammond, 2010, p.310).
‘OTL standards have been variously defined in proposals and legislation as the opportunity to learn the curriculum assessed in state standards, access to the resources needed for success in the curriculum – such as teachers who are well qualified to teach the curriculum, appropriate curriculum materials, technology, and supportive services – and access to other resources needed to succeed in school and life’ (Darling-Hammond, 2010, p.310).
In addition to standards of learning for students, which focus the system’s efforts on meaningful goals, this will require standards of practice that can guide professional training, development, teaching, and management at the classroom, school, and system levels, and opportunity to learn standards that ensure appropriate resources to achieve the desired outcomes.
Opportunity to Learn Standards: systems and schools.
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
(T.S. Eliot, The Rock, 1960)
Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted. (Albert Einstein)
Numbers and Narratives.
Australian schooling promotes equity and excellence.
All young Australians become: successful learners, confident and creative individuals, active and informed citizens.
. Act with moral and ethical integrity
. Appreciate Australia’s social, cultural, linguistic and religious diversity, and have an understanding of Australia’s system of government, history and culture.
. Understand and acknowledge the value of Indigenous cultures…
. Are committed to national values of democracy, equity and justice…
. Are able to relate and communicate across cultures…participate in civic life
. Work for the common good, in particular sustaining and improving natural and social environments
. Are responsible global and local citizens.
Three Overarching Principles, framed by considerations of redistribution, recognition, representation and care
1. Place productive teacher/student relationships and the learning of both at the centre (backward map from there).
2. Articulate Equity and Social Justice Goals and then create Opportunity to Learn Standards so goals can be achieved for all students.
3. Articulate capabilities to be achieved by all students
Politics of this: