Class act: ending the education wars
By Maxine McKew. Carlton, Vic: Melbourne University Press, 2014
“Through a series of conversations and case studies Maxine McKew documents the transformation that’s now underway in classrooms around Australia and examines the strategies that are helping to lift academic performance, particularly in some of Australia’s most challenged schools” (back cover). The book includes chapters on public schools, including Toronto High School (NSW) and Garran Primary School (ACT), interviews with, among others, Linda Darling-Hammond, Ken Boston and John Hattie, and an introductory note by David Gonski.