Professor Stephen Dinham is Research Director, Teaching Learning and Leadership at the Australian Council for Educational Research. He is also Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong. His latest book, How to Get Your School Moving and Improving is available from www.shop.acer.edu.au.
Professor Steven Dinham of the Australian Council for Educational Research argues that socioeconomic status may affect a child’s background, but it does not determine a child’s future. Quality teaching plays an important role.