• ISBN: (Paperback)9780522866575
  • ISBN: (E-Book)9780522866582
  • PUBLISHED:22/Aug/2014
  • IMPRINT:Melbourne University Press
  • SUBJECT:Educational strategies & policy

Class Act

Maxine McKew

  • Paperback $19.99
  • E-Book $11.99

It's time for a ceasefire in the education wars

Through a series of conversations and case studies Maxine McKew documents the transformation that's now underway in classrooms around Australia and examines the strategies that are helping to lift academic performance, particularly in some of Australia's most challenged schools.
Class Act invites reflection on one of our most pressing national dilemmas—how we replicate success across a fragmented educational system and reverse the decline in student performance.
With its frank accounts of the joys and pitfalls of learning in the twenty-first century, Class Act will appeal to parents, teachers and policy-makers alike.

'The ideas from schools and education leaders so well expressed in this book are vital to the education debate and inform it well.' DAVID GONSKI AC

About the author

Maxine McKew is an Honorary Fellow of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. At the 2007 federal election she defeated sitting prime minister John Howard in the seat of Bennelong. Before entering politics Maxine was a respected award-winning journalist. Class Act is her second book, following the success of her political memoir, Tales from the Political Trenches, published in 2012.
Maxine lives in Melbourne, where she is involved in a broad range of activities, including directorships of Per Capita, Playgroup Australia and the John Cain Foundation.

Author links

Find Maxine McKew online at maxinemckew.com.au

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