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ERIC Number: EJ1153303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
In the Shadow of Sputnik: A Transnational Approach to Menzies Support for Science Education in Australia, 1957-1964
Clark, Jennifer
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v53 n5 p623-639 2017
This paper examines prime minister Robert Menzies decision to support science education in Australian schools in 1963. This was a landmark shift in policy for the federal government, but in many ways mirrors the decision of Eisenhower who brought down the National Defense Education Act (NDEA) in 1958. The paper uses a transnational approach to offer a new way of looking at the 1963 decision by focusing on the need for science education and the environment which supported science advocacy rather than the traditional interpretation of political expediency to court the Catholic vote.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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