At last week’s Education Future Forum, Mark McCrindle delivered an opening address entitled: Education in Australia: Current Realities, Community Attitudes, Emerging Trends.
The current realities was a statistical and demographic snapshot of schooling in Australia based on the ABS data. He outlines community attitudes towards schooling based on recent national research McCrindle Research has conducted which showed that while schools are innovating and increasingly engaging with students, they have yet to effectively communicate these shifts and the reasons for them to parents and the broader community who have a somewhat negative perception of the current practice of the school sector.
The final part was an overview of the seven emerging trends redefining schools:
- Tween Town
- Digital Integrators
- XYZ Schools
- Schools at the Cross Roads
- New Local
- Big Education