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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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September 15

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 32 posted by Jillian in Aboriginal education, Biography, equity, History of Education, Indigenous education

F2 always loved the school environment. She was happy and successful at school and always had good teachers who encouraged and looked after her. At 15 she had the option of leaving school and attending a secretarial college. The alternative … Continue reading

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August 31

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 31 posted by Jillian in Aboriginal education, Biography, Education reform, equity, History of Education

When E2 matriculated in Western Australia her first career choice was Speech Therapy. She had for years and years pursued Music, Speech and Drama out of school hours and had studied Music at school. She matriculated with 11 subjects, including … Continue reading

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May 12

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 30 posted by Jillian in Biography, History of Education

M2 grew up in New Zealand as the second of three girls. Her father, the son of a lawyer and lecturer at Otago University, had been a German Prisoner of War during WWII, who, aided by the Red Cross, completing … Continue reading

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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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