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Kevin Donnelly

Dr Kevin Donnelly is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Catholic University and he recently co-chaired the review of the Australian national curriculum. Kevin is one of Australia’s leading education commentators and author of Why Our Schools are Failing (2004), Dumbing Down: outcomes-based and politically correct (2007) and Australia’s Education Revolution: How Kevin Rudd Won and Lost the Education Wars (2009). Kevin has written over 400 articles in the daily media and professional journals and appears regularly on radio and television, both state and national.

He taught English for 18 years in Victorian secondary schools and has been a member of state and national curriculum bodes. Currently, Kevin is Director of Melbourne-based Education Standards Institute www.edstandards.com.au . ESI is a conservative think-tank committed to an education system based on standards, equity, diversity and choice and the values and institutions that promote liberty, democracy and an open and free society.

Dr Kevin Donnelly is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Catholic University.


Competition between schools
Education - 11/09/2014 - 6 comments
Some PISA commentary leans away from truth
Education - 12/12/2013 - 3 comments
Pyne good to his word on Gonski
Education - 29/11/2013 - 10 comments
Postcode is not destiny
Education - 20/11/2013 - 5 comments
Year 12 exams prove some school systems
Education - 31/10/2013 - 13 comments
Private schools can still hold up their heads
Education - 23/10/2013 - 5 comments
The lost art of discipline
Education - 11/10/2013 - 14 comments
Cleaning the barnacles
Domestic Politics - 5/07/2013 - 5 comments
Gillard's new funding model: going, going, Gonski!
Education - 28/05/2013 - 5 comments
We need to give much more than a 'Gonski'.
Education - 23/05/2013 - 42 comments
External beats internal
Education - 19/04/2013 - 4 comments
The fault is in themselves
Domestic Politics - 2/04/2013 - 12 comments
Greens pursue politics of envy in schooling
Education - 3/01/2013 - 47 comments
Federal education bill doesn't fit the bill
Education - 29/11/2012 - 6 comments
PM Gillard's fabian fantasies undermine non-government schools
Education - 16/11/2012 - 17 comments
Edideology
Education - 8/11/2012 - 12 comments
Why non-government schools provide the best model - part 2
Education - 16/10/2012 - 13 comments
Why non-government schools provide the best model - part 1
Education - 15/10/2012 - 24 comments
Other education systems come before the Finnish
Education - 5/10/2012 - 33 comments
Emotion but lack of fiscal detail
Education - 5/09/2012 - 9 comments
PM's identity crisis on education
Education - 22/08/2012 - 3 comments
Public and private education do provide a ladder of opportunity
Education - 6/02/2012 - 38 comments
Autonomous schools pay education dividend
Education - 13/01/2012 - 16 comments
Myanmar no Arab Spring, but there are shoots
International - 10/11/2011 - 1 comment
Non-government schools under attack
Education - 12/09/2011 - 24 comments
Peter Garrett has a Winston Smith moment
Education - 31/08/2011 - 3 comments
Education revolution needs to devolve to evolve
March 2011 Feature - 24/03/2011 - 7 comments
PISA a downwards slope for our students
Education - 16/12/2010 - 10 comments
Support state and private schools equally
Education - 24/09/2010 - 67 comments
Moral compass in the postmodern world
Education - 7/12/2006 - 120 comments
The long march back to reason
Education - 2/11/2006 - 53 comments
Freedom of choice can only make it better
Education - 26/09/2006 - 9 comments
Celebrating our Western tradition
September 2006 Feature - 11/09/2006 - 101 comments
It's all depths and deconstruction
Education - 3/08/2006 - 39 comments
Outcomes we can do without
Education - 11/07/2006 - 22 comments
Weird and wacky but not terribly scientific
Education - 22/05/2006 - 24 comments
The muffled canon
Education - 5/05/2006 - 24 comments
Moral outrage selective
Education - 7/04/2006 - 59 comments
No need to back pointless studies
Education - 13/03/2006 - 23 comments
Sciences in subjective mode
Education - 15/02/2006 - 15 comments
Why our greatest story is just not being told
Education - 30/01/2006 - 41 comments
Perils of multicultural education
Education - 6/01/2006 - 31 comments
An unsound approach to teaching
Education - 30/11/2005 - 32 comments
Reform ideal for all classes
Education - 15/11/2005 - 8 comments
Unhelpful for students and for teachers
Education - 27/10/2005 - 5 comments
Top marks to syllabus road maps
Education - 7/10/2005 - 13 comments
Report card fails postmodern student assessments
Education - 23/09/2005 - 9 comments
Campaign out of class
Education - 6/09/2005 - 19 comments
Don't say the F-word!
Education - 18/08/2005 - 10 comments
Teach the simple joys of reading
Education - 1/08/2005 - 4 comments
Time to go, Petro
Domestic Politics - 23/06/2005 - 40 comments
The gender agenda
Education - 17/06/2005 - 64 comments
Values, education and the politicians
Education - 7/06/2005 - 21 comments
Outcomes option flawed
Education - 18/05/2005 - 15 comments
Give academic excellence a sporting chance
Education - 7/04/2005 - 7 comments
Teaching the teachers
Education - 9/03/2005 - 10 comments
Cannon fodder of the culture wars
Education - 11/02/2005 - 87 comments
PISA and TIMSS are like apples and oranges
Education - 1/02/2005 - 2 comments
Education: the way forward
Education - 7/01/2005 - 26 comments
How we lost the plot in reading
Education - 22/11/2004 - 5 comments
ALP schools policy: engaging in the politics of envy
Education - 28/09/2004
Our education system is lacking competitive assessment
Education - 12/08/2004
What do we need to make Victorian government schools more successful?
Education - 29/07/2004
Beware education's gender agenda - it's not just for Play School
Education - 15/06/2004
There's no doubt that education standards are falling - we need to act
Education - 7/05/2004 - 1 comment
Teachers unions' policy is not helping to address falling education standards
Education - 29/01/2004
The teaching system needs more than money and smaller classes
Education - 25/09/2003
Is there a crisis in boys' education?
Education - 8/09/2003
Developing social capital is a cause that conservatives take seriously
August 2003 Feature - 11/08/2003
What will it take to get a national curriculum off the ground this time?
Education - 31/07/2003
Why is Labor no longer moved by working-class priorities in education?
Education - 15/07/2003
Teachers should not be permitted to spread propaganda in the classroom
Education - 3/04/2003
How mass education is lowering the standard of our universities
Education - 22/01/2003
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