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

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 of mi... Show more

Authors: Murray-Smith, Stephen

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

Resource type: Thesis

Physical description: 3 v.

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