Equality In Education In Australia

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In Australia post World War II, “Education was becoming more available than ever, and was widely seen as key means to achieve equality in society.” (Connell et al., 2013). The core of teaching during this time was based on equity outcomes, i.e., it was determined that the best way to improve equality in education was to give all schools equal amounts of resources to all schools. In 1973, the publication of the document Schools in Australia (Karmel, 1973), assessed the state of education, and was used to “redirect educational resources and priorities”(Connell et al., 2013). It was also found that “the post-war policy of expansion had not equalised opportunities in higher education…overall, the committee found that simply opening up opportunity

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