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Barcan, Alan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
The period from the late 1970s to the late 1980s were transition years for most public(government) school systems in Australia. A reaction was developing against the neo-progressive and radical (neo-Marxist) innovations of the late 1960s and 1970s such as school-based curricula, activity methods, and "open education". By the early 1980s…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Vocational Education, Public Schools
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Barcan, Alan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
Between 1937 and 1952 three differing philosophies for the reform of NSW schooling found expression in three successive ministers for education. David Drummond, the Country Party minister during the Great Depression, wanted to extend the well-established democratic principle of equality of opportunity and the formation of character. He emphasised…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Educational History
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Barcan, Alan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
The two most significant events in government secondary schools in Australia between the end of the Second World War in 1945 and the cultural revolution of the late 1960s and early 1970s were the vast expansion in enrolments and the curricular changes entailed, in part, by these. Between 1953 and 1964 four of the six states introduced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Educational History, Public Schools