Topic 3 A very (brief) History of Schooling. By Jessica, Lorna, Michaela and Rikki. History of Australia’s rural schooling. Sunday Schools were the main source of education in the colonial era. Most Aboriginal students were excluded from non-mission schools
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By Jessica, Lorna, Michaela and Rikki
Sunday Schools were the main source of education in the colonial era.
Most Aboriginal students were excluded from non-mission schools
-this racism also included other cultures who had migrated (Chinese, Indian etc.)
*Children were able to help out on the farm during the week and attend school on the Sunday while the family was at church
teaching staff due to the isolated
areas (similar to today)
As our technology developed rural schools were able to use pedal powered radios.
This was labelled school of the Air. It enabled families and communities along with educators to communicate with the rural areas of Australia.
Resources are closer at hand
Plenty of schools to choose from
Staff in plentiful supply
The distances traveling to school are smaller.
Due to better resources closer students tend to do better in an urban setting.
-established by the government
-places were children should attend
-places to provide children with knowledge, skills and attitudes to equip them to participate in society
Schools in the 1850’s had classic classroom with blackboard, standardised desks, globes, wall charts etc.
Todays classrooms aren't that different aside from whiteboard's and smart boards and with newer technologies such as iPads and computers.
-Catholic education systems
-independent private schools
The economy plays a big role in shaping schools
-In the 19th century most jobs didn’t require higher level of literacy and the required skills could be learnt on the job
-1950’s-60’s the higher education such as tertiary was becoming more valued in regards to employment
-and in the 21st century the division of hi-tech (rich) and low-tech (poor) has caused the government to set education to economic needs.
Design a conceptual drawing of a school or classroom that reflects your ideal pedagogy - and that you believe would benefit students and teachers to the greatest extent possible (try not to think of classrooms in a historical way).You have a limitless budget. Go nuts!