Changing Tasmanian communities: what schools really need to tackle inequality

Friday, 08 45 – 09 30

Most schools are place based and have largely place based ‘school communities ‘which are crucial to children learning and to addressing inequality. Tasmanian communities are undergoing considerable change with many facing new forms of inequality as well as some old ones being exacerbated. This discussion focuses on the changing nature of communities, the mandate and capacity for schools to tackle inequality (especially under the new Act) and new forms of organising and resourcing that could increase impact.