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More than just a number (Part 2): Making Administrative Memoranda discoverable

Back in January I wrote a post  about the work that we have been doing to improve the discoverability of items within our Official Publications collection. 400 more words

Library And Archives

The Place for Creativity in Education

To understand creativity in education within the European context we must first look at the development of education. Public schooling began with the industrial revolution when the demand for a qualified workforce rose. 701 more words

The World Conference on Adult Education, 1929

I’m writing a discussion paper on comparative studies in adult education, an area of academic research that seems to me in trouble. As so often is the case, I have been side-tracked, thanks to a discussion with a German colleague and friend who mentioned the 1929 World Conference on Adult Education. 241 more words


Educating the mob

Who pays for education? Private or public, secular or religious? Should it be funded by federal or state governments? We’ve been here many times before. 1,391 more words

Australian History

Class prejudice, social surveys and adult education: a WW2 example

In 1946, a 27-year-old lieutenant colonel published an article in the Sociological Review on the educational values of ‘Local Survey Courses’.The aim of these courses was ‘to stimulate human interests and arouse awareness of the locality and its social problems’ among women members of the armed forces. 490 more words