Education futures are policy effects open to contestation and change. We examine historical and contemporary political and social contexts of policy, including formal and informal settings, from the local to the global.
Education systems, their histories and futures, are interwoven with policy and politics in complex ways. Our established and emerging research programs undertake national and international collaborations, drawing on a range of fields and disciplines including history, politics, geography, Science and Technology Studies, sociology and philosophy.
We are interested in conceptual experimentation, expanding our methodological repertoires - that span qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, and participatory methodologies.
We are interested in the ontological and epistemological dimensions of education policies and practices, and the historical, political and cultural formations that underpin contemporary policy.
Our current areas of focus include:
exclusionary policy processes and practices
links between schooling and inequitable outcomes for some groups of students
teachers’ and school leaders’ work
policy, media and teachers’ work
Selective high schools in Australia are both popular and controversial, but to properly understand them you have to go back to the beginning, write Associate Professor Helen Proctor and Dr Arathi Sriprakash.