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Roland Gesthuizen

'You better be proud!' | The Australian - 0 views

  • There is no doubt that if our children had been met in high school by a team who got what strong and smart was all about, then who knows what exciting trajectory those students might have been on after another six years of stronger smarter schooling?
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    "ON my first day as principal of Cherbourg State School it was freezing and windy. I decided to wear a tie, thinking that if kids at other schools see their principal wearing a tie, then these kids deserve to see their principal dressed up nice, too. I parked my car in the designated spot and took a few breaths, sizing up the situation that I was in charge of now. There were some kids sitting around in the sun trying to get warm, while others were running around and playing cricket."
Roland Gesthuizen

White flight to private schools continue: research - Education Review - 2 views

  • the cultural diversity levels in schools are often much lower than that of the suburbs in which they are located
  • The success of multiculturalism in large part relies on Australians having the skills and outlook to effectively negotiate across cultural difference. Schools are a crucial institution for instilling an understanding of, and respect for, cultural difference…
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    New analysis also shows the cultural profile of schools often at odds with that of the suburbs in which they're located. New research showing a pattern of 'cultural polarisation in schools across the board' has been released, bringing the 'white flight' phenomenon back into the spotlight. Analysis of My School 2.0 and census data by Chistina Ho of the University of Technology Sydney claims Anglo-Australians may have abandoned public schools in many areas.
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