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The benefits of private schooling in a “shrinking global environment”

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Brett Henebery | 23 Apr 2015, 08:22 AM Agree 0
Despite negative headlines, there is a vast array of significant benefits to a private education, says Ron Gorman, director of the Association of Independent Schools WA (AISWA).
  • Leon | 24 Apr 2015, 11:18 AM Agree 0
    Isn't it interesting, that in these times were there is proven no statistical proof that non-government schools add any significant benefit to results schooling for students than do government schools that the non-government schools seek to change the goal posts to justify their existence. As to the argument regarding 21st Century learning, again, government schools are just as proficient as non-government schools in advancing these skills. But then ... there is evidence to suggest that non-government school students entering university have higher 'drop-out' rates than do students from government schools. Could this be because students with a public education are BETTER prepared to problem solve, to be independent learners ... seems to negate Mr Gorman's contention about the 'benefits' of non-government schooling.
  • JoeCitizen | 24 Apr 2015, 11:31 AM Agree 0
    For almost every educational study or statistic there is a counter-study or statistic. Why? Complexity. The problem is that it's not easy to (accurately) measure broad-brush claims saying this or that sector has better prepared students because there are just too many variables that have to be taken into consideration. Professor Connelly, the co-author of the reports (used by the media to slam private schools) has even pointed this out.
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