History of Education Review


The official journal of the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society



Table Of Contents: Volume 33 Issue 2

Fashioning the country teacher in the interwar years

Kay Whitehead

In February 1922 the editor of the SA Teachers’ Journal introduced a ‘Country Corner’ column that was to be contributed by a member of the Women Teachers Progressive…

Whatever happened to the male teacher? Gendered discourses and progressive education in Sweden 1945‐2000

Britt‐Marie Berge

In Sweden, as in most western countries, progressive pedagogy has influenced the rhetoric of education policy and national curricula. In the early twentieth century, ideas…

Religious education and the rise of psychological childhood in New Zealand

Geoffrey Troughton

This article seeks to augment understanding of the rise of psychological interpretations of the child in New Zealand, and suggest refinements to McDonald’s typology, with…

‘Perhaps the most important, and certainly the most exciting event in the whole history of education in Australia’: The 1937 New Education Fellowship Conference and New South Wales examination reform.

John Godfrey

Public external examinations were woven into the fabric of the education system of New South Wales (NSW) during the first three decades of the 20th century. By the late…

Textbook images as a means of ‘nation/state building’: Zionist geographical textbooks 1918 to 1948

Yuval Dror

This article deals with the contribution of visual presentation to education for national identity, an issue not examined sufficiently by recent theories of nationalism…



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