Bunyips in the Classroom: The 10 Changes (Paperback)
An elephant in the room is a big embarrassing issue everyone is aware of, which is deliberately not mentioned. A bunyip in the room is a big issue people aren't aware of, which is extremely obvious and thus embarrassing, once highlighted and acknowledged. Currently, Australian education is full of bunyips.
Bunyips in the Classroom: The 10 Changes explores the key issues currently impeding progress in Australian education. While other nations enjoy highly effective education, Australia has ongoing low literacy and academic achievement, far too many struggling readers, excessive child and teacher workload, and inappropriately pressured teaching and learning: our Find the Learning Time Challenge.
Bunyips also provides logical practical solutions, including the 10 Changes, so Australia too can achieve and enjoy highly effective education and highly-literate well-educated Aussies.
Well-considered and wise, Bunyips is a highly entertaining and easy read, as it explores the 10 Changes and Australia's need for them, and introduces our many education bunyips. Dr Galletly's insights are shrewd, insightful, practical, and positive. Her logical 10 Changes improvements provide Australia with wonderful potential for improvement.
An enticing solution-focussed book for parents, teachers, academics and researchers alike, Bunyips is for all readers interested in exploring Australia's current education struggles, our crucial needs for improvement, and strategic ways forward.
Bunyips is the first book in the Aussie Reading Woes trilogy. Want to delve further and expand on the 10 Changes and associated issues? Check out the other titles: The Research Tours for added important discussion of key research findings, and The 10 Changes: The Nitty Gritty for detailed explanation of key 10 Change areas.