Schools in Australia: report of the Interim Committee for the Australian Schools Commission, May 1973


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Interim Committee for the Australian Schools Commission


Known as the Karmel Report and tabled in 1973, this report greatly influenced how schools in Australia were funded. On 12 December 1972 the newly elected Whitlam government appointed an Interim Committee for the Australian Schools Commission. Chaired by Peter Henry Karmel, the Committee was to examine the position of government and non-government primary and secondary schools throughout Australia and to make recommendations on the financial needs of those schools, and the measures to assist in meeting them. The report identified many inequities in the funding system, which for the first...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Primary education; Secondary education; Finance; Governance; Equity

Keywords: Schooling; School; Educational finance; Funding; Equal opportunity; Access to education and training; Outcomes of education and training; Teacher training; Professional development; Educational resources; Attainment; Special needs students; Administration; Accountability; Data collecting; Public sector; Private sector; History; Trend; Needs assessment; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1973

Physical description: x, 167 p.

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Also called: Karmel report

ISBN: 0642946744

Chair: Peter Karmel

Resource type: Government report or paper

Document number: TD/TNC 138.114

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