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  1. Radical Hope - Chapter 3

    ... of the policy document that touches on the history of an issue – but this is not memory in its true and useful sense. It is just ... the day. From Sunshine State to Not-So-Smart State Education was arguably the centrepiece policy of the four-term Beattie Labor ... a Biotechnology Valley supported by the country’s best education system. His successor as premier, Anna Bligh, was minister for ... The late Maria Lane, an Aboriginal academic from South Australia, wrote an important paper in 2007 which she sent to me. Although I ... Paradigms?”, was four statistical findings from South Australia, covering the period from 1998 to 2006: The number of ... in our country’s education of Aboriginal youth. Radical Hope - Chapter 3 ...


  2. Radical Hope - Chapter 6

    THE DIALECTICS OF EDUCATION POLICY DEBATES The children themselves eventually come to know ... critique. For the Left, knowledge is largely a motherhood issue (although the postmodernist discourse about the nature of knowledge ... Review , “White Guilt, Victimhood and the Quest for a Radical Centre.”  The source of dualities Dualities in philosophy, ... no excuses. And so on. Plainly there is a staging issue for elementary education. Get the basic skills in first. Creativity will ... than Freire’s. Schools of education in America and Australia have spent more time confusing future teachers with his texts (and ... their children to be given over to schools like those in Hope Vale or Aurukun. The solidarity is an illusion. But there need not be ... the ’60s.  And yet they had no data. Radical Hope - Chapter 6 ...


  3. Radical Hope - Chapter 2

    ... to cut class. That’s not a reason to give up on your education and drop out of school. No one has written your destiny for you. Your ... of our children. No excuses. No excuses. You get that education, all those hardships will just make you stronger, better able to ... it was that all of these children seemed so full of hope, despite being born into poverty, despite being delivered, in some cases, ... of students are no reason for under-achievement. In Australia the under-achievement of disadvantaged students and disadvantaged ... school population on the other.  There is a fundamental issue here: can educational disadvantage be overcome without overcoming broader ... result will be the reproduction of disadvantage. Is the hope for social transformation through tackling disadvantage via public ... tension. There is no even keeling in the real world. Radical Hope - Chapter 2 ...


  4. Radical Hope - Chapter 5

    ... In 2002 I wrote a letter to the then Queensland minister for education, Anna Bligh, setting out my thoughts on this subject: With each ... is that young Cape York people are ending up poor in Western education and knowledge and poor in their own culture and knowledge. They have ... outcomes. But the second principle, and what it means for Australia to retain its Indigenous cultures, is not well understood. The ... have been and are “orbiting” throughout the globe as I hope Cape York youth will be able to in the future). But the Faroese people ... longer culturally distinct. This scenario is the best we can hope for with current policies and with current attitudes towards Aboriginal ... To achieve the optimal future scenario – socio-economic equality and bi-culturalism – will require a significant change of attitude ... the “cultural hearth”: the homeland of the soul.  Radical Hope - Chapter 5 ...


  5. Radical Hope - Chapter 7

    ... Harlem as the site and symbol of Afro-American progress and hope. Indeed, I was both young and bookish enough to think of Manhattan as my ... a convincing typology of the class structure of Aboriginal Australia. At the bottom is the unclassed or declassed group, ... They say substance abuse is a “health” issue and should be approached with tolerance; we say it is a behavioural and social-order issue and we need to rebuild intolerance They say education should be “culturally appropriate”; we say that this should not ... could have had a better life than their mothers? Radical Hope - Chapter 7 ...


  6. Australian Story - Chapter 14

    RADICAL HOPE Correspondence Fred Chaney I confess to experiencing moments ... piece irresistible reading. Like Noel, I found Lear’s Radical Hope a beautiful book, which has remained in my thoughts. It captured for me ... people: What does it mean to be Aboriginal in modern Australia? Before the culture of white settlers came to dominate, the meaning ... depends on how serious Aboriginal people become about the education of their people. Thus, the first eleven pages of the essay pose a ... to when he says that the achievement of socio-economic equality and biculturalism “will require a significant change of attitude in ...


  7. Australian Story - Chapter 9

    RADICAL HOPE Correspondence Christine Nicholls Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote ... and language seemed to repeat it inexorably.” In Radical Hope , Noel Pearson thinks, theorises and offers suggestions outside of the bleak picture of Australian Aboriginal education that currently holds sway. But ultimately it is in education that he ... If there were ever a case for bipartisan support on any issue affecting this nation, surely it is here, in the interrelated areas of ... articles. Furthermore, Aboriginal education in remote Australia is not entirely dysfunctional (an impression one might gain by ... as Pearson would have us think. It seems to be more of an issue among politicians, academics and shock-jocks than it is among classroom ...


  8. Australian Story - Chapter 17

    RADICAL HOPE Response to Correspondence Noel Pearson I have been working ... within the Queensland public school system to provide education where Indigenous parent communities support this alternative. Our ... without any particular regard paid to the larger issue of Indigenous Australians’ place in our nation. Questions of culture ... disadvantaged children is perhaps the most important job in Australia” and he appears to view Indigenous education solely as an issue of removing educational disadvantage. The question Leigh implicitly asks ... by Peter Shergold (and Jane Caro’s plea for educational equality in Australia) are likewise mainly concerned with bridging “the ...


  9. Beyond Belief - Chapter 6

    ... hard. This has always been true, all over the world, but in Australia political ideas have had a particularly tough time. Australia was ... care, to an increased role for local government and to education policies that targeted disadvantaged schools and provided greater access to post-school education. He was the first politician to put urban transport, the liveability ... and unemployment in 1975, concentrated minds on the issue of economic management. It was the start of a new era in Australian ... early version of the Third Way seemed to neglect the idea of equality as a yardstick of social inclusiveness. This was a departure from the ... parties, these people have nowhere to go politically, no hope of having their ideas put into practice. The same goes for the progressive ...


  10. Latham's World - Chapter 2

    ... than mentorship that Latham needed. That, and a reason to hope. Don Latham has acquired a patina over the last few months; he has ... which had until then been a secret. The crisis in Latham’s education was overcome, with help, about which more later. The greater ... unnecessary, concentrated and massive offences against Australia’s children”. It was Green Valley that Whitlam cited as the ... : This concept does not have as its primary goal equality of personal income. Its goal is greater equality of the services which ... who never really acknowledged that Gough Whitlam, with his radical ideas, was entitled to be prime minister.” Julia Gillard, Shadow ... You can’t say Bill Hayden ever campaigned hard on an issue, or that Hawke has got ideas that he constantly tries to sell to people. ...