By Lara Campbell and Lawson Hull, Published on 11/01/15
By James Standish, Published on 11/01/15
By Sherry J. Hattingh, Steven W. Thompson, Peter Williams, et al., Published on 11/01/15
By Jotham Kingston, Published on 11/01/15
By Wilf Rieger, Published on 07/01/15
By Brenton Stacey, Published on 07/01/15
This mixed methods pilot study investigated the impact of values education on Year Seven students in three Christian K-12 schools in Australia. Participants were surveyed to determine their knowledge, understanding, and internalisation of the Nine Core Values for Australian Schooling. Further, random selections of students from two schools participated in three focus groups that...
By Marcia Forbes and Marion Shields, Published on 07/01/15
In late winter, 1986, I wrote a letter of appreciation to Australian poet, Gwen Harwood, for her Selected Poems (1975). I mentioned that I was planning to visit Hobart in 1987 and cautiously wondered if we might meet. I enclosed a stamped addressed envelope, hoping, perhaps presumptuously, to receive a reply. After all, it was rumoured she did not like academia and was arguably...
Almost exactly two years ago, I was invited to speak at the Avondale Graduation for that year and had accepted. But unexpectedly, my wife was taken ill in late November and was dead by the 22nd of December. It was a very difficult time, but it was also a time in which life had a certain clarity. All sorts of things that had seemed important – the state of the house, the state of...
By Graeme Perry, Published on 01/01/14