Public Education: Its Value Is Beyond Price

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Part of the Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (EDAP, volume 20)

Abstract

I first met Phillip Hughes when he was the foundation head of education at the then new Canberra College of Advanced Education that we first met. I was a young mother, returning to study. He was a fine, inspiring leader and teacher in the Diploma of Education programme. He taught me how to start to think about the nature and significance of schools and of the profession of teaching in our society. Over the years, I learned that we had in common a deep commitment to the public school systems in Australia that had given us both opportunities for learning and life chances well beyond the hopes and expectations that a sensible person might have held for us as young children.

Keywords

Public School Public Funding Australian School Government School Public School System 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Australian College of EducatorsEdgecliffAustralia

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