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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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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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February 4

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile No.39 posted by Jillian in Biography, Curriculum, Education reform, History of Education

N2 began high school at Port Augusta High School and completed Year 12 at Christies Beach High School in Adelaide. There was an expectation from both his parents that he would go on to higher education. Both his parents were … Continue reading

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December 17

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile No.38 posted by Jillian in Biography, Curriculum, Education policy, Education reform, equity, History of Education

M2 grew up in Whyalla, South Australia, loving school and everything associated with it. Her father worked at BHP. Her mother had been a teacher but, in deference to her husband, did not teach after her marriage. She did do … Continue reading

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November 11

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 37 posted by Jillian in Biography, Curriculum, Education policy, Education reform, equity

L2 was a conscientious, high achieving student in a State High School in what, at the time, was a new suburb of Melbourne. Her teachers were mostly young graduates who moved on quickly, providing energy and enthusiasm, but little continuity. … Continue reading

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November 3

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 36 posted by Jillian in Assessment, Biography, History of Education, Languages

K2 grew up in country NSW in a teaching family. She was comfortable in schools; comfortable too in moving every few years. In the environment in which she grew up, all students had a right to good teachers: teachers could … Continue reading

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October 23

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 35 posted by Jillian in Biography, Curriculum, Education reform, History of Education

J2 grew up in Adelaide and went to a high school in the Adelaide Hills, at the time regarded pretty much as country for the purpose of school sporting competitions. At the time, as Baby Boomer adolescents put pressure on … Continue reading

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October 7

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 34 posted by Jillian in Biography, History of Education

At a Catholic Girls’ College in Adelaide, which she attended from the age of 4, H2 engaged with a lot of handcrafting, regarded as an appropriate thing for young ladies. She loved doing things with her hands, including cooking. Her … Continue reading

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September 24

Conversations with Baby Boomer Teachers: Profile 33 posted by Jillian in Biography, equity, History of Education

G2 grew up in Adelaide and can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a teacher. Her mother had an aunt who had remained single and had a career as a teacher in NSW in the 1920’s. Although … Continue reading

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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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