Generational renewal: new paradigms for Australian Studies

Nile, Richard (2016) Generational renewal: new paradigms for Australian Studies. In: Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Indo Australian Relations. From: Conference on Indo Australian Relations: Retrospect and Prospects, 24-25 January 2014, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

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In early 1988, the Australian federal government released a 'Guide' called Australian Studies Overseas as part of a broader review of 'Australian Studies in Tertiary Education'. The main report, Windows onto Worlds: Studying Australia at Tertiary Level, was published some months earlier, in June 1987. Both the report and the Guide were presented to the federal parliament by the then Minister for Employment, Education and Training, Jolm Dawkins, who endorsed the central tenet and recommendation concerning the 'Australianisation of curriculum'. Although this phrase raised a few eyebrows on the opposition benches, it was much in keeping with the mood of the time in that it professed a form of 'benign nationalism' -then a common currency of literature, film, music, and a good deal of popular culture' - by promoting Australian education and calling to account a university system steeped in British traditions. The review had been commissioned by Dawkins' predecessor, Senator Susan Ryan, in 1984, under the auspices of the Australian Bicentennial Authority, which was established to oversee the 1988 celebrations of two hundred years of colonial settlement.

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