Mapping the landscape of Australian independent schools in 2017

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    The Australian Independent school sector has a significant and increasing share of the total number of Australian school students. In 2016, there were 1,042 schools located within Australian metropolitan, provincial and remote areas, educating over 594,200 full-time equivalent students. The majority of Independent schools operate autonomously. These schools do not rely on central bureaucracies or bodies, and are separately accountable to students’ parents and school communities. Some Independent schools with common philosophies operate within approved systems. These include Anglican, Lutheran, Baptist and Jewish. There are also some other groupings of Independent schools which are explored in this report. All Independent schools comply with State and Federal education regulations and standards. This report provides detailed information on the background and landscape of the Independent school sector in Australia, both nation-wide and Victoria state-wide. It looks at policy context, curriculum, the compliance framework of Victorian Independent schools, and the process involved in establishing an Independent school in Victoria. This report provides a policy bank outlining the national and Victorian policies, and the list of Independent school associations in Victoria and in Australia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationClayton, Australia
    PublisherMonash University
    Commissioning bodyXin Jin Shan Education Foundation Incorporated
    Number of pages147
    ISBN (Print)9780648242802
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2017


    • Internationalization of Australian Independent Schools
    • Confucian Heritage Culture of Pedagogy

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