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Education: The Social and Historical Context - EDUC106

This unit explores the broad historical and social contexts and trends in which Australian education now occurs and the issues that arise. The perspectives that inform the unit are predominantly sociological and historical, but the disciplines of cultural studies, philosophy, politics and economics also have a strong influence. The unit begins with an overview of the development of education in Australia. The unit then gives emphasis to issues of equity, social justice and social disadvantage, and considers these matters in relation to specific examples of contemporary policy issues in Australian education.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Norman McCulla



NCCW(s): EDUC107
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Educational Studies

Faculty of Human Sciences

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