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Gonski 2.0: A Controlled Flight into Terrain


1 World Bank, The Human Capital Project, World Bank, Washington, DC., https://openknowle­, 2018; World Bank, World Developmen­t Report 2018: Learning to Realize Education's Promise, Washington, DC: World Bank.

2 Patrinos H. and Angrist N., Global Dataset on Educationa­l Quality: a Review and Update (2000-2017), Policy Research Working Paper 8592, World Bank, Washington DC, 2018.

3 Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann, “The role of cognitive skills in economic developmen­t”, Journal of Economic Literature 46:3, 2008; Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessman, “Do better schools lead to more growth? Cognitive skills, economic outcomes, and causation”, Journal of Economic Growth, 17:4, 2012.

4 See the sources for Hanushek and Woessmann in endnote 3; OECD, PISA 2015 Results ( Volume II): Policies and Practices for Successful Schools, 2016; Mona Mourshed, Chinezi Chijioke and Michael Barber, How the World's Most Improved School Systems Keep Getting Better, Mckinsey & Co., 2010.

5 Sutton Trust, Improving the Impact of Teachers on Pupil Achievemen­t in the UK – Interim Findings, 2011.

6 Paul A. Kirschner, John Sweller and Richard E. Clark, “Why minimal guidance during instructio­n does not work: an analysis of the failure of constructi­vist, discovery, problem-based, experienti­al and inquiry-based teaching”, Educationa­l Psychologi­st 41:2, 2006.

7 See the sources listed in endnotes 3 and 4.

8 Donnelly, K. & Wiltshire, K. (2014). Review of the Australian Curriculum. Australian Government Department of Education. Canberra: ACT.

9 Steven Schwartz, quoted in “Shift to ‘radical' curriculum”, The Weekend Australian, 15-16 September 2018.

10 Ministry of Education, Singapore, Press Release, Learn for Life, preparing our students to excel beyond exam results, 28 September 2018.

11 Peter Goss and Julie Sonnemann, Widening gaps: What NAPLAN tells us about student progress, Grattan Institute, 2016.

12 Jennifer Hewett, “Gonski 2.0 won't help schools”, Australian Financial Review, 30 April 2018.

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