Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia


Faculty of Education


International Institute for Policy and Administrative Studies


Chadbourne, R. &Robertson, S. (1992). Dean Ashenden's proposal for restructuring teachers' work: a junior primary school perspective. Perth, Australia: Edith Cowan University.


This report documents the findings of a study on Dean Ashenden's proposal for radically restructuring schools. Dean Ashenden is a highly influential educationist in Australia. Over the past twenty years he has written and talked extensively on equality of educational opportunity, the nature of teachers work', and Award Restructuring; his counsel has been sought by key decision makers in education systems throughout the country; and in 1988 he was a facilitator on several occasions during negotiations between the W.A. Ministry of Education and the State School Teachers Union.

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