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Grier, Julie – History of Education, 2002
Focuses on child migration issues and the impact of the British National Children's Home and Barnardo's, voluntary child care societies during 1948-1967. States England dictated child migration policy in Australia. Concludes the child migration study illustrates how the voluntary sector can be exploited by the state to fulfill controversial…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Miller, Pavla – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
Informed by recent Marxist education theory, the author gives a new account of the changes brought about by the 1875 Education Act in South Australia. Many of these changes, although couched in terms of morality and efficiency, represented a direct assault on the lifestyles and culture of the laboring people. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Whitehead, Kay – History of Education, 1999
Focuses on the diary and teaching career of William Cawthorne in an effort to explore the concepts of masculinity and professional identity present in South Australia during the mid-nineteenth century. Discusses the process of converting teaching into a profession that aimed for the middle-class and the presence of female teachers. (CMK)
Descriptors: Careers, Diaries, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dow, Gwyneth – History of Education, 1988
Reviews HER NATURAL DESTINY: THE EDUCATION OF WOMEN IN NEW SOUTH WALES by Noeline Kyle. States that despite inadequate coverage of women's informal education and their entrance into universities in the 1880's, Kyle presents the most comprehensive study of women's education in New South Wales. (GEA)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Leinster-Mackay, Donald – History of Education, 1990
Analyzes the party politics of religious education within the London School Board in the 1890s. Concentrates on the parliamentary struggle between two London School Board members: Edward Stanley (Progressive Party) and Joseph Diggle (Conservative Party) over the role of religion in education. Includes reactions of the Australian public to the…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Mooney, Christopher – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1997
Gives a detailed examination of classical education in New South Wales prior to 1850. Describes how the emphasis on teaching the classical tradition, prevalent in British educational institutions, ensured its presence in the new colonial schools, but not with the same priority due to the need for more utilitarian subjects. (DSK)
Descriptors: Classical Literature, Colonialism, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development