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Weaver, Heather; Proctor, Helen – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
This paper examines Australia's history of uniformed schooling as mediated by its leading mass-market magazine, the "Australian Women's Weekly." This magazine was a significant cultural agent that served as an authority on everything from fashion to schooling, capitalizing on the matter of school dress by running advertisements for…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Educational History, Periodicals
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McDermid, Jane – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
In this paper, the author discusses the life of Jane Hay Brown, later Hamilton (1827-1898), who worked as a governess and schoolmistress from the late 1840s to the mid 1880s. She was a woman whose life would have remained largely unknown without emigration which resulted in a rich collection of family letters. Jane's letters provide insight into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Teachers, Single Sex Schools
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Trotman, Janina – History of Education Quarterly, 2006
Demography, distance, and the expansion of settlements created problems for the State Department of Education in Western Australia and other Australian states in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Educational administration in Canada and parts of the United States faced similar issues with regard to the provision of schools. A common…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Faculty, Teachers, Rural Schools
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Miller, Pavla – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
Informed by recent Marxist education theory, the author gives a new account of the changes brought about by the 1875 Education Act in South Australia. Many of these changes, although couched in terms of morality and efficiency, represented a direct assault on the lifestyles and culture of the laboring people. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Meyer, Charles – History of Education Quarterly, 2000
Explores the educational efforts of the Lutherans in Australia, who were mostly of German decent and emigrated to the southern states during the time period of 1838-1850. Addresses the public reactions to the Lutherans and their schools from 1914-1918. (CMK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Church Role, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Trethewey, Lynne – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Addresses "the retardation problem," over-aged students retained in a grade because of failure to make "normal" annual progress. Concentrates on how influences in the 1940s in South Australia refocused attentions on over-aged students changing the substance of educational debate regarding their classroom presence and the…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Age, Age Grade Placement, Child Development
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Teese, Richard – History of Education Quarterly, 1989
Explores the extent to which diverse school populations truly benefited from the creation of a mass system of public high schools in Australia. Uses the Melbourne Public High School to assess the higher drop-out rate for girls and the influence of social class on access to a high school education. (KO)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Public Education