History of Australian Education
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- 23 Oct 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- display knowledge of some theories of schooling and evaluate some evidence and interpretations of the history of Australian education;
- describe the origins and development of schooling in Australia in any of their historical, political, social and cultural contexts;
- discuss diversity in Australian education in relation to any of these power relations: financial, political, institutional or curricular; and
- identify and evaluate some contemporary issues and debates in Australian education in relation to any of their historical, political, social and cultural contexts.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in the Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education Primary.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
At a time when there is great public interest in educational standards and outcomes, this online subject will equip you with insights into the debates and challenges which have defined the Australian education system. With an understanding of the nature of historical study, you will explore Australian education from colonial days to the present and develop an understanding of ways that institutional education has helped shape society in Australia since 1788. You will broaden your knowledge of the Australian education system, including theories of schooling, state and school formation in colonial Australia, expansion and school reform, state aid’s fall and rise, and the experiences of migrant and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. This subject also provides insights into teacher unions, the expansion of universities and current debates. These topics will be investigated not only in historical terms, but with reference to sociological, political, cultural and policy analyses of Australian education.
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