Few Australian parents are confident in the school curriculum and many are worried about how well the education system aligns with the needs of future workplaces.More than 42 per cent of parents said the existing curriculum was not equipping children with the skills they would need in the future and about 44 per cent said they were not sure, according to Real Insurance's Future of Education survey of 1000 Australians conducted last month.
Basic literacy, including writing, reading and arithmetic, is a major area where the school curriculum is lacking, according to nearly a quarter of respondents. The development of life skills and soft skills were also concerns.Nearly 30 per cent of respondents said they were "not confident at all" that children were getting the necessary education for future jobs and another 39 per cent said they were only marginally confident.
Australians also indicated they were not comfortable with the adoption of virtual classes or teachers, with two-thirds saying they would lead to poorer quality education by reducing the amount of interaction with human teachers and other students, giving them a less wellrounded education.
From: Age, Melbourne by Pallavi Singhal
23 Jul 2018