ERIC Number: ED363931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Reshaping Australian Education, 1960-1985.
Connell, W. F.
This book provides an overview of the educational events and ideas that emerged in Australia during the years 1960 to 1985. It offers a comprehensive view of Australian education, covering all levels from kindergarten to university. Focusing on the remodelling of curricula and the teaching process, the book describes and assesses the "curriculum revolution," an effort by educators to raise the quality of life in Australia. In an examination of the relationships between political, social, and cultural change, on the one hand, and educational thought and practice, on the other, chapters present information on the following: federal government initiatives, public examinations in secondary education, the development of Technical and Further Education (TAFE), tertiary education in transition, education for a multicultural society, education for the disadvantaged, changes in preschool and primary education, the development of curriculum style, and the growing politicization of educational administration. Fifty-three figures are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Politics of Education, School Restructuring, State Curriculum Guides
Australian Council for Educational Research, Customer Services, P.O. Box 210, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia (Catalog No. 303BK; $75 plus $5 postage).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers - Location: Australia