I was very privileged to have a short article printed online in the Curriculum Leadership Journal, a journal for people working in education in Australia and New Zealand (http://www.curriculum.edu.au/leader/).
It got me thinking: What does risk management really mean for teachers, curriculum designers, administrators and others in the education industry? Is the quality of students learning experiences being impacted? Are the political issues of stigma and blame a major factor in decision-making? Are a small number of parents having too much impact on education systems, or is the shift toward greater caution a widespread turn for the better?
I suspect that many in the education industry are frustrated at times due to risk management activities such as consent forms or the disappointment of activities being banned or no longer supported. I also suspect that many are glad that they are protected by certain aspects of risk management policy and procedures. How are people in the industry managing the benefits and the costs of risk management?
I look forward to your observations.