Education Reform: The Unwinding of Intelligence and Creativity

  • Des Griffin

Part of the Explorations of Educational Purpose book series (EXEP, volume 28)

About this book


This book pays special attention to the impact that a student's early childhood and socioeconomic status has on his or her educational achievement. It argues that discussions of education reform need a broader scope, one that encompasses a student's background as well as standardized testing, merit pay for teachers, and other issues regarding the quality of the teaching and learning.
Education Reform: the Unwinding of Intelligence and Creativity features cases and examples from schools in Australia, the USA, and Britain. It offers a breadth of coverage, from early childhood to effective teaching and learning to teacher pay and conditions, standardized testing and public and private (independent) schooling and universities as well as creativity. It also includes summaries of educational policies in many developed countries.
Reforms which emphasize concern for early childhood, school leadership and respect for teachers are contrasted with ones based on standardized tests, private schools and sacking bad teachers.


community inequality creativity education education policy education reform educational achievement educational systems free choice learning merit pay for teachers parental choice private schools public schools school leadership school reform standardized testing teacher employment tertiary education university education

Authors and affiliations

  • Des Griffin
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian MuseumFrenchs ForestAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01993-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01994-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-4449
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-4457
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