Category Archives: Curriculum

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 14

Lest we Forget- or Fail to Learn posted by Jillian in Curriculum, History of Education

On 22 August I attended the 70th Anniversary Lunch of the Teachers’ RSL sub-Branch in The Stranger’s Function Room of the NSW Parliament. I was in Sydney by chance, staying with a friend who was attending the lunch and who … Continue reading

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June 9

Remembering Jim Dellit posted by Jillian in Curriculum, Education policy, History of Education

Many  readers of this blog will be aware by now that Jim Dellit died suddenly of heart failure on 28th May 2014. I have tried to notify as many people as possible, and apologise to any who read it here … Continue reading

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November 1

Lessons from McIver’s Baths posted by Jillian in Curriculum, History of Education, Secondary schooling

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald on 14 October marked the 90th anniversary of McIver’s Baths at Coogee Beach. The McIver Baths is the last women and children only coastal pool left in Sydney. It would be interesting to look … Continue reading

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October 15

Max Fatchen posted by Jim in Curriculum, Uncategorized

The South Australian journalist, author and poet, Max Fatchen, died on the weekend. He was 92. He seemed indestructible – he wrote his final newspaper column only last weekend. Educators are in his debt and collectively we can feel the … Continue reading

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February 21

Australian education today: strategies in search of policies posted by Jim in Curriculum, Education policy, Education reform, Primary schooling, Secondary schooling

In 1995 a UNESCO report identified a trend among member states towards a disjunction between policy making and program or strategy development in education. Their report, (Haddad, W Education policy process an applied framework, UNESCO, 1995) identified a shift in … Continue reading

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July 20

Lessons from the past: #2 posted by Jim in Curriculum, Education policy, Education reform

Many teachers are caught up in the contemporary fascination with tracing their genealogy: the blood lines and family histories that have shaped their bodies, attitudes and personalities. But what of our professional thinking, pedagogies and ethics – who has wormed … Continue reading

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