Category Archives: History of Education

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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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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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 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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