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Year 12 exams prove some school systems : Comments

By Kevin Donnelly, published 31/10/2013

Research proves that Catholic and independent schools compared to government schools get the best academic results and get more students into university.

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It's called the swimmer's body illusion.
Posted by cj, Thursday, 31 October 2013 7:52:23 AM
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It's the singer not the song!
Rhrosty.
Posted by Rhrosty, Thursday, 31 October 2013 9:48:35 AM
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Kevin Donnelly writes "And we donít have to look to Asian countries and Finland for solutions to how best to raise standards and itís not about investing more and more into education."

Finland manages to do obtain the best results in the PISA tests without any indoctrination of the students. Dr Pasi Sahlberg gave an excellent talk on the Finnish education system at;

http://events.unimelb.edu.au/recordings/68-how-finland-remains-immune-to-the-global-educational-reform-movement

Canada is insisting that every student in every school study a subject that covers all religious beliefs and ethics. The RC Church supported a case against their students' participation all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court and lost.

The Court appeared to hold that each student's right to understand the cultural pressures applying to their peers outweighed the right of parents and the church to deny them that knowledge. The Court decision is described as SCC Case Information: 33678
The number was a link but it may now not be.
Posted by Foyle, Thursday, 31 October 2013 9:52:07 AM
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Kevin I've said tis before you need to show your working out. To me this looks like you've copied someone else homework most likely that guy from the rightwing think tank who wants to bring in school vouchers.
Let's start by naming the "study" your drawing from, and how about including some other studies that might have conflicting results and talk about why that might be?
Posted by Cobber the hound, Thursday, 31 October 2013 10:45:13 AM
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What is it with lefties, & feminists, Don't they want their kids to get a decent education?

Kevin's article highlights some facts in the failing of our union dominated government schools, & out come the lefties to deny the facts. I suppose it is solidarity at work, supporting the teachers union.

What Kevin fails to highlight is the feminist domination of the government systems, which are strident in dumbing down the system, so girls can be more successful. Any emphasis in knowledge & technical areas is submerged under a mountain of verbiage, so favored by females.

Assessment based on home assignments are favored in place of hard knowledge based examinations, where actual learning & comprehension are required. Until proper testing is reintroduced in government schools, they are going to continue slipping even further behind.

He doesn't mention that this feminisation has not so deeply penetrated the private sector, which depends on this years results, not spin, for next years enrolments.

I wonder if he will give us another article on the reasons, as he sees them, & his suggestions for repair of the failing system.
Posted by Hasbeen, Thursday, 31 October 2013 12:57:16 PM
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I would like to know the names of the researchers, the name of the articles and the journals in which they were published. Without these Dr Donnellyís article is just his opinion.

It is my undocumented observation that students from Catholic and Independent schools also have a higher failure and dropout rate at universities so that the percentage completing a degree and graduating is slightly biased in favour of public schools.
Posted by Brian of Buderim, Thursday, 31 October 2013 3:25:42 PM
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