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Publication date: 16 October 2020

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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Purpose

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 controversial legislation and subsequent curricula emerging from changes to the Education Act in 1972.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper draws upon archival materials, published sources from the South Australian Institute of Teachers, the South Australian Education Department and the Religious Education Project Team, as well as an interview with Malcolm McArthur, one of the most influential figures in the controversy.

Findings

Following the collapse of religious instruction from 1968–1972, the Minister of Education quickly passed legislation regarding a new course of religious education. A major controversy subsequently broke out over the appropriateness and design of a new programme of religious education. Educators attempted to design an educationally sound programme of RE that would avoid the problem of indoctrination. Ultimately, a new programme was created that satisfied neither proponents nor opponents of religion in state schools, and General Religious Teaching gradually faded from South Australian classrooms by 1980.

Originality/value

The article engages with broader debates on the nature of secularity in Australian history. In particular, it complicates the political-institutional approach developed by Damon Mayrl by stressing the agency and significance of elite educational and religious actors in the creation of new secular settlements. It also provides a useful addition to an older South Australian historiography by utilising newly available sources on the topic.

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History of Education Review, vol. 49 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0819-8691

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Publication date: 1 March 2013

Colm Fearon, Sharon Manship, Heather McLaughlin and Stephen Jackson

The purpose of this paper is to develop “techno‐change alignment” as an approach for evaluating the effectiveness of large‐scale technology‐enabled organisational change…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop “techno‐change alignment” as an approach for evaluating the effectiveness of large‐scale technology‐enabled organisational change, commonly associated with the adoption of enterprise information systems (IS).

Design/methodology/approach

By developing a processual analysis of techno‐change, useful insights are developed concerning techno‐change alignment, within the confines of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) case study. Recent techno‐change literature, emerging ideas on human agency, cultural and social relations are incorporated as part of the evaluation approach taken. The paper also discusses the implications of more recent work on techno‐change and suggests directions for future research.

Findings

In terms of “structural” alignment, the ERP system was chosen because it reflected requirements of the case study in the university/education sector. As part of “strategic and intellectual” alignment, business processes were reviewed, as well as alignment with university aims and strategy goals. “Social and cultural” alignment between different groups of users is paramount for effective integration and re‐embedding of relationships and activities once techno‐change is introduced. Wider implications of processual alignment suggest that bringing users and stakeholders together as human agents for techno‐change within a high priority communication environment is essential for developing effective social relationships.

Originality/value

Given the difficulty of developing usable evaluation mechanisms for techno‐change and complex enterprise information systems, the contribution of this article is the demonstration of an effective interpretative (processual) IS evaluation approach, which the authors refer to as techno‐change alignment”.

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European Business Review, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-534X

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Publication date: 1 May 1990

Serafim Halkias and Stephen Jackson

Offers advice to librarians using DOS‐based machines on how to copewith hard disk failure and on the best ways to back up data. Givesinstructions on an alternative to…

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Offers advice to librarians using DOS‐based machines on how to cope with hard disk failure and on the best ways to back up data. Gives instructions on an alternative to backup programmes, which is to use a data compression programme such as PKZIP.

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OCLC Micro, vol. 6 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 8756-5196

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Publication date: 1 June 1990

Stephen M. Jackson and Serafim Halkias

Laments the fact that new and expensive software upgrades are notalways a step forward, and can, in fact, be costly mistakes if they arenot what the buyer wanted in the…

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Laments the fact that new and expensive software upgrades are not always a step forward, and can, in fact, be costly mistakes if they are not what the buyer wanted in the first place. Introduces the concepts of ′shareware′ – software that can be given a trial run before being purchased, and ′public domain′ software, which is available free of charge to be used by any member of the public. Lists a few of the better shareware programs and places where it can be obtained.

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OCLC Micro, vol. 6 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 8756-5196

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Publication date: 1 June 1986

Endecotts manufacturers and suppliers of industrial test sieves, are taking advantage of their position by displaying the Kitemark on sieves produced to the British Standard.

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Endecotts manufacturers and suppliers of industrial test sieves, are taking advantage of their position by displaying the Kitemark on sieves produced to the British Standard.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 15 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 5 January 2015

Lucy Bowden, Colm Fearon, Heather McLaughlin and Stephen Jackson

The purpose of this paper is to explore a possible strategic role for computing ethics and investigate how they might align with corporate values and higher education (HE…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore a possible strategic role for computing ethics and investigate how they might align with corporate values and higher education (HE) strategy making.

Design/methodology/approach

A longitudinal study of a university in the South East of England is used to examine qualitative findings and develop a formative discussion. The findings, discussion and conceptual framework draw upon documents analysis and 14 semi-structured interviews with senior informants involved in strategy making and implementation within a HE case study setting.

Findings

Findings are discussed in terms of: first, dealing with everyday computing ethical issues facing HE, such as common information technology (IT) threats and data protection; second, responding to ethical opportunities, dilemmas and challenges associated with the adoption of new information and communication technology in areas such as eLearning; and third, harnessing aligned IT opportunities, computing ethics and organizational values for long-term strategy development.

Research limitations/implications

This paper is important for strategic decision makers as they consider the joined-up nature of computing ethics and organizational strategy. Explicating hidden ethical opportunity and threat dimensions of eLearning, computing networks and organizational design should be an area for future research. The authors are limited by the use of a single case study, and generalizability of findings.

Originality/value

The contribution of the paper is a macro-analytical and conceptual approach that explores tentative links between computing ethics, corporate values and strategy making, while supporting future empirical studies between traditionally disparate research domains.

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The International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, vol. 32 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2056-4880

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Publication date: 14 October 2014

Stephen Henderson and James Musgrave

To translate theory into a practical tool, the purpose of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework for the development of social marketing strategies to modify…

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To translate theory into a practical tool, the purpose of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework for the development of social marketing strategies to modify event attendee behaviour in a sustainable direction.

Design/methodology/approach

Consumer value is synthesised with social marketing and consumer behaviour theory to develop the framework. A major problem for festivals (throwaway tents) and current pro-environmental practices are used to determine the framework's applicability.

Findings

The conceptual framework suggests that achieving desired behaviour(s) within an audience requires consideration of the added value at the downstream level, strategies that recognise offsite/onsite behaviour settings, engagement of upstream advocacy and more attention to the evaluation of success.

Research limitations/implications

A single low-involvement behaviour example is used to validate the conceptual framework suggesting further work is needed to widen tests of its applicability.

Originality/value

This paper synthesises theory into a framework that has significant potential as a tool to develop behavioural change strategies at events.

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International Journal of Event and Festival Management, vol. 5 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1758-2954

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Publication date: 14 August 2009

Stephen J. Lukasik

This paper aims to describe a case study of the FCC, dealing with relieving the tension between technical innovation and the regulation of applications of technology.

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Purpose

This paper aims to describe a case study of the FCC, dealing with relieving the tension between technical innovation and the regulation of applications of technology.

Design/methodology/approach

The author's experience as Chief Scientist of the FCC is used to show how the innovations of the information age were accommodated under the procedures governing the regulation of communications.

Findings

The success of the rapid introduction of digital information technology and networking, replacing analog telephony and inflexible technical rules governing the use of the electromagnetic spectrum, resulted from relatively minor modifications in staffing of a technical planning office lacking currency with the innovations in the technology supporting the communication and broadcasting industries. The support of the chairman, the commissioners, and their confidence in the leadership of the office were critical to success.

Originality/value

Leading a regulatory agency to helping rather than hindering progress speaks for itself.

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info, vol. 11 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6697

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Publication date: 1 February 1985

Mr Steve Holland, aged 29, has been appointed specifications manager for Camrex's worldwide Protective Coatings Division. Reporting to the sales director Peter Anderson…

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Mr Steve Holland, aged 29, has been appointed specifications manager for Camrex's worldwide Protective Coatings Division. Reporting to the sales director Peter Anderson, this key appointment supports the new sales and marketing operation of the Division. As Specifications Manager, Mr Holland will ensure that the company's high‐performance coatings continue to be specified for major contracts in the UK and overseas. He will be based at Camrex's London office in Fenchurch Street EC1.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 14 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 1 February 1985

Vice‐chairman ASTM board. Robert Baboian, head of the Electrochemical and Corrosion Laboratory of Texas Instruments (Tl), Inc, Attleboro, Massachusetts, has been elected…

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Vice‐chairman ASTM board. Robert Baboian, head of the Electrochemical and Corrosion Laboratory of Texas Instruments (Tl), Inc, Attleboro, Massachusetts, has been elected to a two‐year term as Vice‐Chairman of the ASTM Board of Directors, beginning 1 January 1985.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 32 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

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