I was just about to pass my third year as a resident in Australia when I sent my manuscript to the Griffith Review. It was an essay, my manifesto, about experiences and lessons learned during those three years as an educator, parent of school-age boys, and community member in vibrant city of Sydney. My manuscript had a working title “Fixing Australian Education” and it suggest that we need a whole new way of thinking about education and what it is for if we want all Australian children to have world class education that they truly deserve.
The Griffith Review is “the leading literary journal in Australia with an uncanny ability to anticipate emerging trends.” My essay that is titled “By Design: New foundations for teaching and learning” appears in issue #75 of this agenda-setting, quarterly publication that delivers insight into the issues that matter most in a timely, authoritative and engaging fashion.
The Griffith review grants you a free access to three articles in their current and archived publications a month. You may read my essay by clicking here.
Read an excerpt of this essay that was published in The Guardian on 1 February here.
I will be speaking about this essay and issues around it in Adelaide Writers’ Week on March 9th at 3.45pm. Details here.