A rationale explaining why ESI has been established can be found here.
ESI is committed to an education system based on:
Dr Kevin Donnelly is the Director of ESI. Kevin is available to speak at functions and workshops, formal and informal, and is also registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching as a professional development consultant. Feel free to contact Kevin at email@example.com
Kevin is one of Australia's leading education commentators and author of Why Our Schools are Failing (2004), Dumbing Down (2007) and Australia's Education Revolution: How Kevin Rudd Won and Lost the Education Wars (2009).
Over the last 20 years, Kevin has written approximately 450 articles for the daily print media and professional journals (both here and overseas) and appears regularly on Australian radio and television.
He taught English and social studies for 18 years in government and non-government secondary schools and has been a member of state and national curriculum bodies, including the Year 12 English Panel of Examiners, the Victorian Board of Studies and the federally funded Discovering Democracy Programme. In 2004 Kevin was Chief of Staff to Kevin Andrews, the then Commonwealth Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.
As Director of Education Strategies (1994-2009), a company that specialises in producing curriculum materials and analysing and benchmarking curriculum, Kevin has worked extensively in the Asia/Pacific region, including: Lao PDR, Hong Kong, South Korea, Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Malaysia and New Zealand.
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