This assessment task aims to build your ability to understand and critically analyse an example of an educational policy in the light of academic research, public debate and discourse. It requires you to select an example of an Australian education policy debate.
What is the context for this policy? This might include details of when and how it was developed and introduced. It should also explain what problem or issue the policy describes and how the policy proposes to address this problem or issue
What does a review of a range of resources including websites, reports, journal articles, opinion pieces reveal about this problem or issue.
Based on your reading, what implications might the policy have for Australian schools and teachers?
Your essay should:
Make use of relevant resources to guide your analysis. These may include readings on Moodle, resources discussed in class and additional readings and resources that you locate yourself
Meet the word count (within 10%) and be logically and coherently structured, including an introduction and a conclusion. References, tables, graphs, charts and any appendices are not included in the word count
Make correct use of the APA 6th Edition style of referencing.
Use clear and correct language (including spelling and grammar)