Kevin Donnelly

A Sense of Scale: Why We Still Need Liberal Education
1 June 2017

A Sense of Scale: Why We Still Need Liberal Education

As the left exerts more and more control over our education system, we need to stand up for traditional liberal education, writes Dr Kevin Donnelly. In order to survive and prosper, cultures must ensure that there is some way of passing knowledge, skills, abilities, customs, rituals, and beliefs from generation to generation. To function independently and be effective members of
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All Roads Lead To Canberra
24 August 2013

All Roads Lead To Canberra

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by the Director of Education Standards Institute, Dr Kevin Donnelly. One of the defining features of left-of-centre parties—exemplified by ALP Commonwealth government over the last six years— is the urge to centralise power and to adopt a command and control model of public policy. As argued by Friedrich
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Real Education Reform
10 October 2012

Real Education Reform

This article from the October 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of Education Standards Institute and author of ‘Educating your child: It’snot rocket science’, Dr Kevin Donnelly. School funding and the best way to manage Australia’s tripartite education system, involving Catholic, independent and government schools, have been at the centre of public debate over the last two
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Fixing Education
17 April 2012

Fixing Education

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of Education Standards Institute and author of ‘Australia’s Education Revolution: How Kevin Rudd Won and Lost the Education Wars’, Dr Kevin Donnelly. Australia’s education system is overly bureaucratic and overdue for real reform. As a result of the federal Labor government’s education revolution, teachers and schools
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