Category Archives: Biography

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.

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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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February 20

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile No.19 posted by Jillian in Biography, Education reform, History of Education

V grew up and attended High School in Country South Australia. Her parents had secondary education. Her father grew up on the family farm and her mother had been a housekeeper in a school boarding house before marrying. Her father … Continue reading

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December 23

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 18 posted by Jillian in Biography, History of Education

T had two daughters, aged 4 and 7, when her marriage broke up. She was devastated. This was outside the experience of anyone in her family and she had no models to draw on. She found a place to rent … Continue reading

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November 24

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile No.17 posted by Jillian in Biography, History of Education

When she completed the HSC at a School on the North Coast of NSW, S desperately wanted to travel overseas. However, she was offered a Teachers’ College Scholarship and, after considerable deliberation, decided to accept this offer as it would … Continue reading

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October 29

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 16 posted by Jillian in Biography, Education reform, History of Education

P grew up in a small community in rural South Australia. It proved to be a complex childhood with events necessitating her leaving the community at the age of nine to board in a nearby town. Her new school – … Continue reading

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June 26

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 15 posted by Jillian in Biography, History of Education

Q probably decided to be a teacher because teachers were the only female role models she had.  As she grew up, she formed a view that education could make a big difference to individuals and to the world. She saw education … Continue reading

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May 29

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 14 posted by Jillian in Biography, History of Education

Like many of her generation, O was the first of her family to go to university. She came from a family that did not have much money. She attended Walford Girls’ Grammar on a scholarship and knew from an early … Continue reading

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May 18

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 13 posted by Jillian in Biography, History of Education

N followed her two older sisters to Woodville High School in Adelaide. Her mother enrolled her in the Commercial stream following the common wisdom that if you can type you will always have a job. Port Adelaide Girls High would … Continue reading

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