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Wolhuter, Charl – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
The aim of this chapter is to discuss the parameters for a construction of a scholarly Cultural History of Education in South Africa. The historiography of South African education reflects the context (demographic and otherwise) of the country. Three clearly distinguishable paradigms are evident: a conservative Afrikaner paradigm, a liberal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Politics of Education, Political Attitudes
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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2016
During period 1975 through to 1987 the Commonwealth ventured into curriculum development, hitherto an activity for states and territories. Unlike the ACARA Curriculum of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd governments, there was nothing mandatory about the CDC's curriculum development activities. Here, the dominant influence was coordinative federalism. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Federal State Relationship, Agenda Setting
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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2016
During period 1919-39 through rather passive and uncontroversial means under the banner of cooperative federalism the Commonwealth instituted some major and long-lasting school educational policy. During this period it was generally acknowledged that the Commonwealth should eschew involvement in school education, yet, the politics of the time,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Politics of Education
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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
This paper details how educational policy is developed in an educational authority in a political environment of a hung parliament. The paper begins by looking briefly at the difficulties facing educational policy rollout in Tasmania during the years 2000-2011, and then details how an educational policy dealing with school closures was reshaped in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Program Implementation, Politics of Education, Policy Formation
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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
Tasmania Tomorrow was highly politicised, and Tasmanian post-secondary education policy became a central issue in the 2010 state elections. The purpose of this paper was to analyse the dynamics of Tasmanian post-secondary education policy, and determine what education policy analysts can learn from this episode in Tasmanian education history.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elections, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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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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Rodwell, G. W. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
In 2000, Paula Wriedt, the Tasmanian Minister for Education, gave instructions for her department to begin the development of a K to 10 statewide curriculum, soon to become known as the Essential Learnings Framework, or simply, ELs. The curriculum was an integrated one, doing away with traditional subjects, or disciplines, such as mathematics,…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, National Curriculum, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods
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Tirvsssen, Rada – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
Clive Whitehead (2005: 315-329) makes an indisputable claim that British colonial education is a controversial topic in the history of education. The macro study of educational systems undertaken within a framework that guarantees a systematic and rigorous approach can offer answers to many disputed issues, but researchers should not underestimate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Land Settlement, Educational History, World History
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Bryant, James A., Jr. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
"Mission Creep: The Federal Government and America's Schools" is a historical overview of the progressive encroachment if the United States' federal government into the area of education. This involvement began as a way to compete with the Soviet Union in the areas of science and technology but has since morphed into virtually all areas…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Government Role, Politics of Education, Science Education
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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
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Whitehead, Clive – Education Research and Perspectives, 2004
It was the Indian political leader G. K. Gokhale who described "The Report of the Indian Education Commission 1882-83" as "one of the weightiest and most interesting documents ever published in India." Long recognized as one of the most informative documents about the history of nineteenth century education in British India it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Reports, Conflict