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Faculty of Education - Professorial Lecture Series

Maladjusted School Revisited: a time to re-imagine 21st Century Education?

With Professor John Schostak

June 15, 2012

Professor John Schostak has been involved with over 70 funded research projects, including ethnographies of schools, evaluation of on-line learning, studies of nursing, midwifery and medical practice, and the processes of change in communities, public and private sector organisations.

Published in 1983 (republished in 2012), his ‘Maladjusted Schooling’, describes a school that, despite its best efforts, was ‘maladjusted’ to the needs of young people, their communities and the teachers who worked with them. The lecture will explore whether anything has changed over 30 years?