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Bak, Tao – History of Education, 2018
Education in Victoria, Australia not only underwent significant change in the 1970s, but was witness to a widespread educational reform project. Whilst exploration of the more widespread alternatives has been of some interest, the smaller progressive traditions that emerged in some ways "alongside" the broader reforms have rarely been…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Aesthetics
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Carden, Clarissa – History of Education, 2018
This paper examines the way in which narratives, including stories and poetry, have been used in school texts relating to moral instruction. The paper will draw on texts used in Queensland classrooms in the early part of the twentieth century to demonstrate the ways in which description of sights and the experiences of the senses, and of…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Moral Development, Educational History, Poetry
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Burke, Catherine – History of Education, 2018
This article takes as a starting point the career of Sir Alec Clegg, Chief Education Officer for the West Riding of Yorkshire (1945-1974), and traces his professional connections with educationists in Australia and New Zealand. In exploring the nature of global exchanges between educators, artists, architects and designers in the decades…
Descriptors: Educational History, Humanism, Handicrafts, International Cooperation
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Manathunga, Catherine; Selkrig, Mark; Baker, Alison – History of Education, 2018
This article interrogates the construction of a visual and sound installation that juxtaposes contemporary material with historical artefacts regarding academic work to offer an aesthetic mode of interruption in explorations of academic voice in university histories and in the contemporary university. Drawing upon Foucauldian histories of the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Universities, Aesthetics, Educational Philosophy
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May, Josephine – History of Education, 2018
Building on the author's previous work on Australian national cinema and schooling, this article explores the representation of the female primary school teacher in the television mini-series entitled "Marion" (Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1974). Using narrative analysis, it argues that this representation is disruptive of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Females
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Brett, André – History of Education, 2018
Small specialist higher education institutions often face challenges when negotiating with larger partners. In 1988, John Dawkins, Australia's federal Minister for Education, introduced sweeping reforms to create a Unified National System of higher education. Dawkins' criteria for funding necessitated mergers for many smaller providers. The…
Descriptors: Pharmacy, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Organizational Change
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Swartz, Rebecca – History of Education, 2018
This paper examines how two Britons, working in Western Australia and Natal, respectively, engaged with ideas about the civilisation and education of Indigenous people. It is argued that concepts of civilisation were debated by missionaries, researchers and members of the public. Using the correspondence, publications and private journals of two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Policy, Foreign Workers
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Munro, Doug – History of Education, 2017
In 1954, Hugh Stretton took charge of a threadbare history department at the University of Adelaide. By the end of his tenure as department chair in 1966, staff numbers had increased fivefold and the department was recognised as one of the best of its kind in Australia. Stretton wanted his department to "teach history interestingly",…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Departments, Governance
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Musgrove, Nell – History of Education, 2016
A three-year-old boy, born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1892, lived the final months of his life in an abusive foster home. His death barely made a ripple in the press, and the system proved unable or unwilling to deal with much of the most disturbing evidence about the perpetrators of abuse. This article argues that cases like this one are more…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Child Abuse, Historical Interpretation, Social Justice
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Crutchley, Jody – History of Education, 2015
This article explores the experiences of teachers who participated in the League of the Empire's "Interchange of Home and Dominion Teachers" scheme through a tripartite approach to "British World" space. First, it identifies the mechanisms through which exchanges were established. It analyses the patterns of teacher mobility…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Exchange Programs, Faculty Mobility, Educational History
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Raftery, Deirdre – History of Education, 2015
This article examines the management of the education enterprise of teaching Sisters, with reference to their transnational networking. The article suggests that orders of women religious were the first all-female transnational networks, engaged constantly in work that was characterised by "movement, ebb and circulation". The mobility of…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Social Networks, Womens Studies, Change Agents
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Jones, Jennifer – History of Education, 2014
This article examines an experimental kindergarten programme "Work in the Kindergarten: An Australian Programme based on the Life and Customs of the Australian Black" developed by Martha Simpson in early twentieth-century Australia. Here Simpson adapted international Revisionist Froebelian approaches to cultural epoch theory and nature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Indigenous Populations, Culture
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Sharp, Heather – History of Education, 2012
As in many countries, such as Germany, Turkey, the United States and Japan the history/culture wars of the past two decades have increased public interest in what is taught in schools. This has resulted in rigorous debates in the general community, encouraged and sustained through regular media coverage. Partly as a response to this, History has…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Cultural Pluralism, News Reporting, Foreign Countries
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Pietsch, Tamson – History of Education, 2011
Since its Foundation in 1901, the Rhodes Scholarships scheme has been held up as the archetype of a programme designed to foster imperial citizens. However, though impressive in scale, Cecil Rhodes's foundation was not the first to bring colonial students to Britain. Over the course of the previous half-century, governments, universities and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Educational History, Males
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O'Donoghue, Tom; Chapman, Anne – History of Education, 2011
Up until the 1960s, Catholic schools throughout most of the English-speaking world were dominated by members of religious teaching orders, including female religious. For over a century following their establishment in 1866, one of the most prominent female religious teaching orders in Australia was that of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Catholic Schools, Books
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