Educating Everybody: Properly!
It seems that I have been involved in education all my life. I started in first class at Ainslie Infants School in 1943, listened to my parents, both teachers, talking about the New Education Fellowship after the war, wanted to be a primary school teacher, then wanted to be a high school teacher, then wanted to be a university teacher—and became one for a time. I have talked to almost every kind of class, from kindergarten to postdoctoral to University of the Third Age (U3A), in Australia and overseas, been a school Parents and Citizens’ Association (P&C) member and continue to be a ‘grand friend’. I have helped to review a lot of Commonwealth principles and practices in education and chaired a review of school legislation in the ACT. And the longer I live, the more important I think education to be for any society.