Texts and contexts: international sources and universalistic discourse in Australian teacher education 1900-1950

Vick, Malcolm (2006) Texts and contexts: international sources and universalistic discourse in Australian teacher education 1900-1950. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 31 (1). pp. 12-18.

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Abstract

Australia has a long history of what has been pilloried as ‘cultural cringe’, and of bemoaning its isolation from ‘overseas’ developments. In recent years, the valuing of ideas and practices from elsewhere has been transformed under the rubric of ‘world best practice’ within a global economy and culture, both in political discourse generally, and in a raft of reports on the need for reform of teacher education in particular (see Vick, 2006a). Here, I document overseas borrowings in the form of texts in teacher education during the first half of last century, focusing on teachers colleges in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Item ID: 4155
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: teacher education; education history
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ISSN: 0313-5373
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2009 01:37
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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