ERIC Number: ED255990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Research and Development in Australia since the 1960s.
Musgrave, Peter W.
The organization and funding of educational research in Australia since 1970 has been significantly affected by shifts in the control of the federal government from one political party to another and back. No central policy or focus for educational research existed in Australia until 1970, when the conservative government founded the Australian Advisory Committee for Research and Development in Education (AACRDE). By the time the Labor Party took over the government in 1972, this committee was just beginning to have a unifying impact. The Labor government provided a huge increase in funds and established new governmental agencies concerned with educational research, but began to cut back by 1975. At that point the conservatives again returned to dominance, reducing funding severely and eliminating the AACRDE's latest incarnation, the Education Research and Development Committee. This chapter reviews the purposes and activities of the governments and the agencies they created, altered, or disbanded between 1970 and 1983. (PGD)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Educational Research, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Public Agencies
Not available separately; see EA 017 423.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Historical Materials
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Note: In: Research, Policy and Practice. World Yearbook of Education 1985. New York, Nichols Publishing Company, 1985. p68-78, (EA 017 423).