Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Are Teachers Still the Problem? An Analysis of the NSW Education What Works Best Documents
: This paper interrogates Stacey’s assertion that New South Wales (NSW) education policy is underpinned by a ‘particular instance of neoliberalisation’ which has significant ‘direct and material impacts’ on teachers. It examines the role Evidence-based Practice can play in the neoliberalist reform of education globally and analyses the Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation’s What Works Best documents. The paper asserts that the character of education policy in NSW is consistent with the wider Global Education Reform Movement and continues to exhibit and extend the neoliberalist tendencies identified by Stacey. Furthermore, it claims that, through a collection of neoliberalist devices, teachers are being ‘governed at a distance’ through documents such as What Works Best. It is hoped this paper might provide teachers with ‘insights and arguments to help them to resist unwarranted expectations about the role of evidence in their practices and even more so of unwarranted interventions in their practices’.
Was this research funded?
No, research was not funded
Fuller, Brad A.
"Are Teachers Still the Problem? An Analysis of the NSW Education What Works Best Documents,"
Australian Journal of Teacher Education: Vol. 47
, Article 6.
Available at: https://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol47/iss8/6