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- A civics excursion: ends and means for old and new citizenship education
- Meredyth, Denise; Thomas, Julian
- The 'civics excursion' offered here is a general view of the development of Australian civic education, from its expansion at the start of the 20th century, diversification in the postwar period and subsequent decline, to its contentious reappearance in the 1990s. The authors identify rationales, aspirations and imperatives attached to both the old and new versions of civic education in Australia. Civics education, it is argued, emerged in Australia at the same time as state primary and secondary education expanded and had to meet a variety of conflicting objectives, which help to explain ambiguous elements.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- History of Education Review, Vol. 28, no. 2 (1999), pp. 1-15
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1303 Specialist Studies in Education; 2103 Historical Studies; 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields
- Citizenship education; Civics; Curriculum evaluation; Educational history; Primary secondary education; Role of education
- Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2009 History of Education Review.
- Peer reviewed