A history of technical education in Australia: with special reference to the period before 1914

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Author: Murray-Smith, Stephen


In this thesis the attempts of colonial man to adapt to his environment and to train the young worker, the artisan and the technologist are discussed. Initially education in the form of practical training was merely an aspect of charitable beliefs or intellectual presumptions. The colonies relied in the main on obtaining their needed skills from overseas. But, especially after the gold rushes, indigenous technological challenges arose to which pragmatic educational response was made. Thus the transition from the mechanics’ institutes, largely agents of ‘improving’ purpose, to the schools...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training

Keywords: History; Technical education and training

Geographic subjects: Victoria; New South Wales; South Australia; Queensland; Tasmania; Western Australia; Australia; Oceania

Published: [Melbourne, Victoria]: [University of Melbourne], 1966

Physical description: 3 v.

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Statement of responsibility: S. Murray-Smith

Thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1966

Resource type: Thesis

Document number: TD/TNC 109.512

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