Advancing Australia's 'Human Capital Agenda'
Gary Banks gave the fourth Ian Little Lecture in Melbourne on 13 April 2010. The Lecture series is sponsored by the Victorian Government and Monash University.
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What is 'human capital' and why is it important?
How is Australia performing?
A mixed international report card
Going backwards in 'foundation skills'?
COAG's Human Capital Reform Agenda
The Commission projected significant (qualified) benefits
What social rate of return?
The fundamental drivers: teachers and governance
Restoring quality teaching
Governance is fundamental
Learning about what works best
The COAG framework holds promise
Priorities for evaluation and review
A final comment