An analysis of the contradictions, constraints and possibilities inherent in oppositional practice as exemplified in the Victorian Progressive Education Movement 1966-1976

  • Margaret Clark

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis


    My study has a dual purpose:
    1. To examine the explanatory power of educational
    theory as a means of illuminating a particular
    educational practice.
    2. To examine the potential for practice to
    provide a critique of educational theory and
    thus contribute towards the generation of new
    theoretical perspectives.
    I do this by focusing on the possible failure of a
    particular apposition movement, to wit the progressive
    movement in Victorian secondary schools 1966-1976. I
    investigate the limits and possibilities of such a
    movement with reference to ideal conditions.
    Date of Award1983
    Original languageEnglish

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