History of Education Review


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



Table Of Contents: Volume 47 Issue 1

Learning the rules: writing and researching school stories in history of education

Stephanie Spencer

The purpose of this paper is to set out three dilemmas that challenge historians of education who write for both professional and academic audiences. It focuses on the…

A breakdown of reformatory education: remembering Westbrook

Clarissa Carden

Westbrook Farm Home for Boys in Queensland, Australia, existed in various forms for over 100 years. As such, it offers a valuable window into Australian approaches to…

The place of Arabic language teaching in Australian universities

Jennifer Baldwin

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that the teaching of Arabic language has had a distinctive and important history in Australian universities from the middle of…

Setting theory to work in history of education

Roland Sintos Coloma

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the relationship between theory and history, or more specifically the role and use of theory in the field of history of education…

“To think in enterprising ways”: enterprise education and enterprise culture in New Zealand

Sam Oldham

Enterprise education (EE) is a growing educational phenomenon. Despite its proliferation globally, there is little critical research on the field. In particular, the…

Imperial values, national identity

Anthony Dermer

The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of national identity, as imparted to students by the Western Australia Education Department, in the early part of the…

The “special experiment” in languages

Catherine Bryant, Bruno Mascitelli

The Victorian School of Languages began on the margins of the Victorian education system in 1935 as a “special experiment” supported by the Chief Inspector of Secondary…

Bibles in State schools

Clarissa Carden

The purpose of this paper is to examine the work of the Bible in State Schools League in Queensland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, culminating…



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