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Secondary schools promote ‘elitist and narrow’ future choices

   

Teachers are frustrated by dominance of university entrance scores and academic pathways, report says

University entrance scores should not dominate the final years of Australia’s secondary education system, and urgent reforms are needed to help students adapt to the “relentless impact” of robotics on future jobs, a government education agency report has said.

The Education Council, which looks at education policy reform, says the emphasis on university admission scores is elitist and gives pupils “a narrow choice” regarding options for future success.

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