Jim and Jillian Dellit established this website to bring together their various endeavours, to engage with and contribute to the educational community and educational delivery. Jillian is continuing this work both in her own right, and to keep faith with Jim's life, 1947-2014, and their productive partnership 1970-2014.

Posts by Jillian

February 16

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 29 posted by Jillian in Biography, equity, History of Education, Primary schooling, Secondary schooling

D2’s father was a journalist, her mother a nurse. From as long as she could remember she wanted to be a journalist. Her older brother had followed their father into journalism. Her mother thought all female journalists were hussies. No … Continue reading

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February 1

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 28 posted by Jillian in Biography, History of Education

Until she was ten and a half, C2 attended Prospect House, a Quaker Prep school in Northern Ireland. There she fell under the influence of Miss Baird, a PE teacher who had taught her father. She was old, and reminded … Continue reading

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December 9

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 27 posted by Jillian in Biography, Curriculum, History of Education, Primary schooling, Secondary schooling

B2 was motivated to become a teacher by a terrific Year 7 teacher who saw her potential and encouraged her to go to Enfield High School and pursue teaching. It was difficult to make this happen. Her parents were not … Continue reading

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September 25

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 26 posted by Jillian in Biography, History of Education, technology in education

A2 grew up in England where his older sister had disappointed the local Grammar School by leaving aged 16 to become a hairdresser. Because of this the school would not accept another member of the family and A2 went to … Continue reading

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May 9

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 25 posted by Jillian in Biography, Curriculum, History of Education, Languages

Z does not understand where her early drive to become a teacher came from.  She did have an uncle who was a teacher but the drive and influence did not, from her memory, come from him.  She wanted to be … Continue reading

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March 7

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 24 posted by Jillian in Assessment, Biography, Education reform, equity, History of Education

A comment on his practice teaching report that he was “good with a difficult class” redirected Y from a future in hospitality to a long and successful career in education. The son of two primary school teachers, he attended high … Continue reading

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December 8

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 23 posted by Jillian in Biography, Curriculum, History of Education, Languages

From the age of 10, W said she wanted to be a teacher; a primary school teacher. Her home at St Peters in Adelaide had a garage with huge panels that acted as a blackboard and there she would play … Continue reading

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October 9

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 22 posted by Jillian in Biography, Education reform, equity, History of Education, parents

X was born in a small Italian town where she and her family lived in one room. Her mother died when she was 2. Her father had already left for Australia looking for work. X and her brother – 16 … Continue reading

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August 7

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 21 posted by Jillian in Biography, History of Education

U believes that her NSW selective high school was a pervasive influence on her pathway to university and teaching. She had a lot of extremely good teachers and her schooling was in the hands of good role models. In the middle years … Continue reading

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May 27

Conversations with Baby Boomer teachers: Profile 20 posted by Jillian in Biography, History of Education

R first heard about the option of teacher training on the deck of the SS Troubridge on the way to Kangaroo Island on a holiday in South Australia in 1970. She had grown up and attended school in Queensland. In … Continue reading

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