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Flip the System Australia: What Matters in Education
This is a book by educators, for educators. It grapples with the complexities, the humanity and the possibilities in education. In a climate of competing accountabilities and measurement mechanisms; corporate solutions to education 'problems'; and narratives of 'failing' schools, 'underperforming' teachers and 'disengaged' students; this book asks 'What matters?' or 'What ...more
Paperback, 262 pages
Published December 1st 2018 by Routledge
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Flip the System Australia is an amazing collection of essays from a wide range of teachers, including teachers and educators from every sector and setting. This diversity of contributors is at the core of what Flip the System represents - the importance of power structures being challenged and 'flipped' back towards the teachers in schools of all different shapes and sizes. It is impossible to comment on every chapter in the book, but I will point out a few that really stood out for me. Kelly ...more
Life-changingly good book! Brings together disparate voices and ideas from all across Australia and draws on voices from the global landscape to position Australia within a broader movement of teachers and school improvement. Based firmly in Union principles and engaging with teacher voice in all of its forms, simply a superb book.