The Promise of the New and Genealogies of Education Reform

Author:   Julie McLeod ,  Katie Wright
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Pages:   114
Publication Date:   10 September 2018
Format:   Paperback
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This volume explores questions about hope, optimism and the possibilities of the ‘new’ as expressed in educational thinking on the nature and problem of adolescence. One focus is on the interwar years in Australian education, and the proliferation of educational reports and programs directed to understanding, governing, educating and enlivening adolescents. This included studies of the secondary school curriculum, reviews of teaching of civics and democracy, the development of guidance programs, the specification of the needs and attributes of the adolescent, and interventions to engage the ‘average student’ in post-primary schooling. Framed by imperatives to respond in new ways to educational problems, and to the call of modernity, many of these programs and reforms conveyed a sense of enormous optimism in the compelling power of education and schools to foster new personal and social knowledge and transformation. A second focus is the expression of such utopianism in educational history – themes that may seem novel, or incongruous, or even inexplicable in the present – and in studies and representations of young people as citizens in the making. Finally, developing broadly genealogical approaches to the study of adolescence, the chapters variously seek to provoke more explicitly historical thinking about the construction of the field of youth studies. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Educational Administration and History.

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Author:   Julie McLeod ,  Katie Wright
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.453kg
ISBN:  

9781138379459


ISBN 10:   113837945
Pages:   114
Publication Date:   10 September 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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1. The promise of the new: genealogies of youth, nation and educational reform in Australia Julie McLeod and Katie Wright 2. ‘Pupils differently circumstanced and with other aims’: governing the post-primary child in early twentieth-century Australia Phil Cormack 3. ‘To see through Johnny and to see Johnny through’: the guidance movement in interwar Australia Katie Wright 4. Educating for ‘world-mindedness’: cosmopolitanism, localism and schooling the adolescent citizen in interwar Australia Julie McLeod 5. A new teacher for a new nation? Teacher education, ‘English’, and schooling in early twentieth-century Australia Bill Green and Jo-Anne Reid 6. Reflections: continuing the conversation Maxine Stephenson

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Julie McLeod is a Professor, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia, an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, and an Editor of the journal Gender and Education. She works in the sociology and history of education and has published extensively on gender and youth studies, with a focus on identity, inequality and social change. Katie Wright is an Australian Research Council Fellow (DECRA) in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests focus on historical and sociological studies of education, psychology and childhood. Recent publications include The Rise of the Therapeutic Society: Psychological Knowledge & the Contradictions of Cultural Change (2011).

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