ERIC Number: ED382830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Pioneering Culture: Mechanics' Institutes and Schools of Arts in Australia.
Candy, Philip C., Ed.; Laurent, John, Ed.
This book contains the following papers about the history and role of Australia's mechanics' institutes and schools of arts: "'The Light of Heaven Itself': The Contribution of the Institutes to Australia's Cultural History" (Candy); "Dispelling 'the Stagnant Waters of Ignorance': The Early Institutes in Context" (Webby); "The Melbourne Mechanics' Institute: Its First Thirty Years" (Eastwood); "The Advantages of Mechanics' Institutions: Part I" (Osborne); "'A Slight Encouragement': The Colonial Book Grant and the Victorian Parliament, 1857-1860" (Hubber); "Conflict, Consensus and Culture: The Geelong Mechanics' Institute to 1900" (Askew); "'Respectable' and 'Useful': The Institute Movement in Western Australia" (Rose, Birman, White); "The Education of Adults in Schools of Arts in Colonial New South Wales" (Whiting); "Some Aspects of the Role of the Institutes in Technical Education in New South Wales, 1878-1916" (Laurent); "The Movement's Contribution to the Visual Arts: Three New South Wales Case Studies" (Riley); "Foundations and Fortunes of the Mechanics' Institutes and Schools of Arts in New South Wales" (Raath); "The Architecture of the Institutes: Selected Examples from Queensland" (Kellermeier); "Growth and Decline of the Queensland Schools of Arts, 1849-1981" (Inkster); "The Rockhampton School of Arts Library and Museum in the Nineteenth Century" (Murdoch); "A Tale of Two Cities: Mechanics' Institutes in Hobart and Launceston" (Petrow); "The Advantages of Mechanics' Institutions: Part II" (Lillie); "A Close Affiliation: Coordination of Institutes in South Australia" (Talbot); "'Improvement' and 'Progress': The South Australian Institutes after World War I" (Bettesworth); and "'This Meeting Is Now Closed': The Social Significance of the Institutes in Retrospect" (Laurent). An index and list of institutions referred to and/or illustrated are also included. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Coordination, Cultural Context, Educational Benefits, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Liberal Arts, Outcomes of Education, School Role, Social Change, Technical Institutes, Trade and Industrial Education, Two Year Colleges
Auslib Press, P.O. Box 622, Blackwood, South Australia 5051, Australia ($48 Australian, plus $8 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
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Identifiers - Location: Australia