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Australian education reform

Current education policy (National Curriculum Board, 2009) appeals to the needs of the economy to justify and drive initiatives and funding to address the problems in education. It brings to the forefront thinking that has infl uenced education policy over the last few decades. Although the Melbourne Declaration on Education Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA, 2008) provides a broader understanding of the purpose of schooling and education, I still get a sense that the government’s view is embedded in the discourse of economics and the language of human capital.

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