History of Education Review: Volume 49 Issue 2


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

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“The NOSCA Mafia”: overseas student activism in Australia, 1985–1994

Tim Briedis

The purpose of the paper is to explore and analyse the history of the predominantly Malaysian Network of Overseas Students Collectives in Australia (NOSCA), that existed…

The New South Wales Teachers Federation, the Conciliation Committee of 1927-1929, and the Formation of the Educational Workers League

Dorothy Kass, Martin Sullivan

Originally written in the 1990s but unpublished, the paper is now revised; the purpose of this paper is to examine the context of the formation of the Educational Workers…

Collegial governance in postwar Australian universities

Joel Barnes

The purpose of this paper is to outline the structures of collegial governance in Australian universities between 1945 and the “Dawkins reforms” of the late 1980s. It…

Education in the apocalypse: disaster and teaching on British television

Marcus Harmes

The purpose of the study is to examine educational history through television's portrayal of educational activity in post-apocalyptic society. The paper examines how and…

Remembering and forgetting the arts of technical education

John Pardy

Technical education in the twentieth century played an important role in the cultural life of Australia in ways are that routinely overlooked or forgotten. As all…

The quarantine archives: educators in “social isolation”

Ligia (Licho) López López, Christopher T. McCaw, Rhonda Di Biase, Amy McKernan, Sophie Rudolph, Aristidis Galatis, Nicky Dulfer, Jessica Gerrard, Elizabeth McKinley, Julie McLeod, Fazal Rizvi

The archives gathered in this collection engage in the current COVID-19 moment. They do so in order to attempt to understand it, to think and feel with others and to…

Australian university and medical school life during the 1919 influenza pandemic

James Waghorne

This article examines the impact of the 1919 influenza pandemic on the life and culture of Australian universities, and the curious absence of sustained discussion about…

A history of university income in the United Kingdom and Australia, 1922–2017

Tamson Pietsch

The purpose of this paper is to create comparable time series data on university income in Australia and the UK that might be used as a resource for those seeking to…

“Not in the business of indoctrination”: religious education in South Australian public schools, 1968–1980

Stephen James Jackson

This paper explores religious education (RE) in South Australia from 1968–1980. It focuses especially on the collapse of the RE settlement from 1968–1972 and the…

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