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Secondary education in Queensland, 1860-1960

Goodman, R. D.

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Secondary education has seen more rapid growth in the last two decades than any other section of Australian education. All Australian states have appointed committees to examine the present systems and to make recommendations for changes. As yet there has been no general agreement on such matters as the aim and purpose of secondary education, the most desirable curriculum, the role of public examinations, the place of the university, or the training of teachers. This book traces the origins of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGoodman, R. D.
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-18T06:25:52Z
dc.date.available2017-04-18T06:25:52Z
dc.identifier.otherb1429191
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/115149
dc.description.abstractSecondary education has seen more rapid growth in the last two decades than any other section of Australian education. All Australian states have appointed committees to examine the present systems and to make recommendations for changes. As yet there has been no general agreement on such matters as the aim and purpose of secondary education, the most desirable curriculum, the role of public examinations, the place of the university, or the training of teachers. This book traces the origins of the system of secondary education in Queensland - the early grammar schools and small academies, the church schools, the state high schools. It examines the influence of the Scholarship Examination and the effect of university control over public examinations. It deals with the work and influence of individuals - politicians, administrators, headmasters, and teachers. To explain the course of events, it proposes hypotheses which might well form the basis for similar studies in other states. All those concerned with education will find this book of value. For politicians and for educational administrators and historians, there is food for thought in the author{u2019}s account of one hundred years of secondary education in Queensland, and in the comments and criticisms he has to make, while for those engaged in the teaching profession in Queensland it is essential reading.
dc.format.extentix, 396 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian National University Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Secondary
dc.subject.lcshEducation Australia Queensland
dc.titleSecondary education in Queensland, 1860-1960
dc.typeBook
dc.date.issued1968
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
dc.date.updated2017-04-18T06:25:51Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenanceThis republication is part of the digitisation project being carried out by Scholarly Information Services/Library and ANU Press under the provisions of Section 200AB of the Copyright Act, 1968 - http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca1968133/s200ab.html
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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