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

December 30

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile No.49 posted by Jillian in Biography, History of Education, Secondary schooling

On her Matriculation results, Z2 was offered a place in Law at Monash University. She applied, as she recalls, for (1) Law (2) Teaching and (3) Nursing. She enrolled in Law, but was subsequently offered a teaching studentship. Her father, … Continue reading

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December 20

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 48 posted by Jillian in Uncategorized

When, in her High School in a country town in North East Victoria, Y2 was considered for a government bursary to help her finish high school, but bonding her to teach, the teacher in charge did not recommend her because … Continue reading

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December 12

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 47 posted by Jillian in Aboriginal education, Adult education, Art education, Biography, History of Education, Primary schooling

X2 grew up in a pub in a small country town in Victoria, the youngest of four girls. Her family had a strong sense of community responsibility and supporting others. There were often ‘waifs and strays’ staying at the pub, … Continue reading

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December 2

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 46 posted by Jillian in Aboriginal education, Art education, Biography

Growing up in Adelaide in an extended family of hard-working Greek immigrants, W2 developed a passion for Art from the age of 6, when an uncle introduced him to oil paint. Naively, the uncle did not initially think to teach … Continue reading

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November 18

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile No.45 posted by Jillian in Adult education, Biography, English as a Second Language, History of Education, Languages

V2’s Scottish grandmother and her two daughters, one of whom was his father’s twin, were teachers. This grandmother had married his grandfather – an Australian soldier – in Scotland – a week after the end of The Great War. She … Continue reading

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November 11

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile No.44 posted by Jillian in Biography, History of Education, Primary schooling

T2 loved his own Primary schooling. He had good teachers, good friends and lots of sports. In High School he recalls more sport – and debating. He has fond memories of catching the train to Moss Vale in Year 6 … Continue reading

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November 6

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile No.43 posted by Jillian in Art education, Biography, History of Education, Secondary schooling

Teaching was what she always wanted to do. With her mother and an aunt as teachers, S2 grew up in an atmosphere of education. She participated in activities involving art whenever the opportunity arose. She was an avid follower and … Continue reading

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October 30

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile No.42 posted by Jillian in Education reform, History of Education, Primary schooling

R2’s father was a teacher. He was different to other fathers, interested in opera, a piano player, academic, friends with John Bernard and Arthur Delbridge, the editors of the Macquarie Dictionary. R2 grew up absorbing this world, but understanding it … Continue reading

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October 20

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile No.41 posted by Jillian in Art education, Biography, History of Education, Primary schooling

Q2 hated school. She grew up in NSW in a household that included her widowed grandmother and a godmother (step-daughter of her grandmother) who lived around the corner. Until Q2 was 5, these two taught her sewing and domestic skills … Continue reading

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June 28

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers Profile No.40 posted by Jillian in Biography, History of Education, Music education

From a very early age, P2 had shown an interest in music. Neither of her parents were educated beyond the age of compulsion. Both, but particularly her mother, wanted more for their daughters. They encouraged her musical interest. They were … Continue reading

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