I have been much heartened over the previous months by conversations I have had with educators worldwide who are rejecting the premise of current educational models. Increasingly they are putting forward ideas regarding how education systems can be remodelled to make better use of human potential and more effective and efficient use of resources to create a quality assured system. of educational provision.
A common theme in these ideas is to focus on what is needed at the end of the educational process. Many thinkers coalesce around the vision of an independent and autonomous learner capable of communicating, collaborating and problem-solving effectively and with regard to moral and environmental parameters.
Michael Lawrence is one such person who has called out the basis of Australian educational practice. I will, no doubt, be speaking more regularly with him.
In the meantime, you may find his book, Testing,3,2,1 of interest as a critique of the current system.