We've talked a lot about education in the last few years, but what kind of education do we really want in Australia? And how do we get it? The Finnish system stands alone as a uniquely successful experiment that strives for equity and social inclusion. There is no private education system, just well-resourced public education that gives choice and flexibility to individual schools, and children do well regardless of their socio-economic background.
Is the Finnish system an unattainable paradise? Or could something like this be achievable with one simple step...If we abolished private schools, could we create a genuinely fair system? Or would we just damage the one we have by getting rid of some of our best schools?
Speakers - Pasi Sahlberg, Jennifer Buckingham, James O'Loghlin, Jewel Topsfield, Verity Firth, Jane Caro, David Hall
SUPPORTED BY THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD