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LPLC: The Schooling Australia Project


Schooling Australia: A curriculum history of English teaching, teacher education and public schooling from Federation to World War II.

Welcome to the website for the Schooling Australia project. These pages provide an electronic source of English curriculum data collected as part of the Schooling Australia project. The project was funded by the Australian Research Council from 2001 to 2003.


About Schooling Australia

The Schooling Australia project has involved the collation of archival English curriculum material from 1901-1938. This has included primary, post-primary and teacher training curriculum material and teacher training resources from South Australia and New South Wales for the period 1901-1938 and nationally for the period of the 1930s.

One of the aims of the project was to develop an electronic resource to make the primary data and analysis available to researchers. The material collected is of significance to further curriculum and historical research regarding the development of education in Australia in the first half of the 20th Century.

This site makes available the English curriculum documents in transcribed and scanned form by year and by state for primary school English and post-primary school English. Aspects of the analysis of the curriculum materials conducted by the key researchers, Professor Bill Green, Associate Professor Jo-Anne Reid (CSU) and Dr. Phillip Cormack (UniSA) are also available on this site.

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Primary School English

From this section you can access the primary school English curriculum materials for South Australia and New South Wales from 1900 to 1938, and the national materials (for all other states) for the 1930s.

Each state/national collection is presented as:

Select the links below to go to the South Australian, New South Wales or national collections.

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Post-primary School English

From this section you can access the Post-Primary school English curriculum materials for South Australia from 1900 to 1938. The collection is presented as:

Select the links below to go to the South Australian collection.

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Publications

The publications page provides a list of the journal, book and conference publications which arose out of the Schooling Australia project. Where the authors hold copyright of these publications, or permission has been gained, the publications are available for download as PDF files.

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Links

The Links page provides links to websites concerned with the history of education.

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