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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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Tully, Kaye; Whitehead, Clive – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
There have been various published histories of Australasian universities but none as rich as the two most recent relating to the universities of Sydney (1991) and Melbourne (2003). The latter, in particular, was the catalyst for this exploratory study. How was it that at a time when many major British cities lacked a university institution, towns…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Universities, Socioeconomic Influences
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Xiaoying, Ma; Abbott, Malcolm – Education Research and Perspectives, 2008
Since 1989, when it became legally possible for private higher education to operate in New Zealand, the sector has grown to become a significant part of the country's higher education system. This paper explores the private penetration, traces the changes that have occurred in private higher education, and evaluate the sector's position in New…
Descriptors: Private Education, Educational Development, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Zeichner, Ken – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
This paper describes the implications for the work of teaching and the curriculum of teacher education programs of three different views of teaching expertise and teacher education (professionalization, deregulation and social justice) that have competed with each other for dominance in the USA since the inception of formal teacher education in…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
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Wolhuter, C. C. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
This paper surveys the past, present and future of teacher training in South Africa, in the context of the educational and societal reconstruction of South Africa. Before the twentieth century the bulk of the country's teachers were imported from Europe. In the twentieth century first a teacher-pupil system, then a system of teachers' training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Trends, Social Change