ERIC Number: ED162989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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The Australian Government School 1830-1914. Select Documents with Commentary.
Austin, A. G.; Selleck. R. J. W.
The documents chosen as the basis for this historical review--government reports, children's workbooks, education journals, departmental correspondence, pamphlets, and books--have in common a desire to illustrate the development of government education from 1830 to 1914. The book looks first at the hopes of those colonists who endeavored to establish a system of elementary schools in the years before education departments were established. It illustrates their reasons for trying to establish a comprehensive system of elementary schools and examines the difficulties and problems that beset their efforts and the schools that resulted from them. In the second section attention is focused on the departments of education that grew out of these efforts, and the variety of reasons--political, educational, administrative, and social--that led them to become closed and defensive institutions. The third and fourth sections study the criticism and reconstruction that came about at the end of the nineteenth century. (DS)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational History, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, History, Literature Reviews, Public Schools, School Districts
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