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The Experience of Middle Australia

Author : Michael Pusey
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Examines middle Australia and how it is coping with the changes of economic reform.

Middle class School Choice in Urban Spaces

Author : Emma E. Rowe
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Middle-class School Choice in Urban Spaces examines government-funded public schools from a range of perspectives and scholarship in order to examine the historical, political and economic conditions of public schooling within a globalized, post-welfare context. In this book, Rowe argues that post-welfare policy conditions are detrimental to government-funded public schools, as they engender consistent pressure in rearticulating the public school in alignment with the market, produce tensions in serving the more historical conceptualizations of public schooling, and are preoccupied by contemporary profit-driven concerns. Chapters focus on public schooling from different global perspectives, with examples from Chile and the US, to examine how various social movements encapsulate ideologies around public schooling. Rowe also draws upon a rich, five-year ethnographic study of campaigns lobbying the Victorian State Government in Australia for a brand-new, local-specific public school. Critical attention is paid to the public school as a means to achieve empowerment and overcome discrimination, and both a local and global lens are used to identify how parents choose the public school, the values they attach to it, and the strategies they use to obtain it. Also considered, however, are how quality gaps, distances and differences between public schools threaten to undermine the democracy of education as a means for individuals to be socially mobile and escape poverty. This book makes an important contribution to our understanding of global social movements and activism around public education. As such, it will be of key interest to researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the field of education, specifically those working on school choice, class and identity, as well as educational geography.

Australia Culture Smart

Author : Barry Penney
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Australia is different—a vast island-continent with distances so great that the capital of Western Australia is closer to Singapore than it is to Sydney. The landscape embraces magnificent tropical rainforests and deserts the size of several European states; temperate areas that sustain a flourishing wine industry, making Australia the world's fourth largest wine exporter; a sixteen-thousand-mile coastline of breathtaking beaches; and its unique fauna is testament to the country's &“down-underness.&” Indigenous Australians have inhabited the continent for more than fifty thousand years, yet European settlement is just over two hundred years old. Since the end of the Second World War the country has opened its doors to a hugely diverse immigrant population and slowly shaken off the mantle of British influence, transforming what was perhaps one of the dullest nations into one of the most stimulating. The Australians' old settler mentality—regarding themselves as &“battlers,&” and embarrassed by their lack of sophistication—has given way to a new national confidence. The achievements of Australia's artists, sportspeople, entertainers, scientists, and businesspeople puts them on the global stage. Despite the diversity of ethnicities there is a pervasive homogeneity among Australians: a generosity of spirit and a forthrightness, sometimes disarming for the visitor. A sense of fairness and equality is valued, as is the ability not to take oneself too seriously. Culture Smart! Australia introduces you to a young nation with one of the world's highest standards of living, &“where people work to live&” in order to enjoy a lifestyle that many across the globe covet, and in which Australians take great pride (and don't mind telling you about).

Australian Economy and Neo liberalism

Author : Celal Bayari
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Australia's economy has long been typified by neo-liberal governance, foreign investment dependence, exports dominated by grains, resources and energy, and an industrial structure in which foreign multinational enterprises play the leading role. These factors have not always contributed to stable growth and a strong manufacturing sector. Further, they have not always led to the best outcomes for Australia in its integration into the regional and global patterns. These themes form the focus of this book, which presents an analysis of Australia's economic orthodoxy and its effects. (Series: Global Cultural and Economic Research - Vol. 10)

Inequality in Australia

Author : Alastair Greig
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This text analyses the changing nature of inequality in Australia.

Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class

Author : Judith Brett
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The Liberal Party of Australia was late to form in 1945, but the traditions and ideals upon which it is founded have been central to Australian politics since Federation. This 2003 book, by award-winning author and leading Australian political scientist Judith Brett, provides the very first complete history of the Australian liberal tradition, and then of the Liberal Party from the second half of the twentieth century. The book sparkles with insight, particularly in its sustained analysis of the shifting relationships between the experiences of the moral middle class and Australian liberals' own self understandings. It begins with Alfred Deakin facing the organised working class in parliament and ends with John Howard, electorally triumphant but alienated from key sections of middle class opinion. This book is destined to become the definitive account of Australian liberalism, and of the Liberal Party of Australia.

Transforming Learning in Schools and Communities

Author : Bob Lingard
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Many educators have been looking for a fundamentally different approach to engage young people and encourage progress in learning. Supported by recent public policy developments, a transformation is beginning to take place in the practice of many schools. The focus of learning is shifting away from the child as an individual in a classroom detached from the surrounding neighbourhood to a learning community that embraces carers and families as well as young people and teachers. This monograph analyses the organising principles of this cultural transformation and considers how it will shape learning in schools and communities throughout the world. The book brings together key thinkers from the fields of new learning, new communities of educational practice and new forms of educational governance. Arguing for the necessary interconnectedness of pedagogy, institutions and governance, this ground-breaking book will undoubtedly shape the policy agenda in this area for years to come.

Australian Book Review

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The Journal of Australian Political Economy

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Keywords in Youth Studies

Author : Nancy Lesko
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With recent attention to issues such as youth social exclusion, poverty, school underachievement, school violence, gang activity, sexuality, and youth’s interactions with media and the internet, youth studies has emerged as a significant interdisciplinary field. It has moved beyond its roots in subcultural studies to encompass a diverse array of disciplines, subfields, and theoretical orientations. Yet no volume exists that systematically presents and puts into dialogue the field’s areas of focus and approaches to research. As a unique blend of reference guide, conceptual dictionary, and critical assessment, Keywords in Youth Studies presents and historicizes the "state of the field." It offers theoretically-informed analysis of key concepts, and points to possibilities for youth studies’ reconstruction. Contributors include internationally-renowned field experts who trace the origins, movements, and uses and meanings of "keywords" such as resistance, youth violence, surveillance, and more. The blending of section essays with focused keywords offers beginning and advanced readers multiple points of entry into the text and connections across concepts. A must-read for graduate students, faculty, and researchers across a range of disciplines, this extraordinary new book promotes new interdisciplinary approaches to youth research and advocacy.

Parliamentary Debates Australia

Author : Australia. Parliament. Senate
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Twenty Years Experience in Australia being the evidence of residents and travellers in those Colonies the whole demonstrating the advantage of emigration to New South Wales etc

Author : Australia
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Australian Youth

Author : Pam Nilan
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Intended for courses in Youth Studies found in Sociology, Social Work, Social Welfare, Adolescent Social Psychology and Secondary Education Departments. This text is about young Australians in the 21st Century. It takes a sociological lens to the youth phenomena across a broad range of themes and topics, focusing on youth as they interact in their communities. Young people are viewed living and interacting with their families, age peers, friends and lovers in their local and virtual communities. The text emphasises the different experiences of specific cohorts of youth interacting with education, the labour force and a range of social institutions. Cultural practices of youth, including the consumption and creative use of popular culture, are considered. Australian Youth takes the view that young Australians in the 21st century face different challenges to previous generations, and are actively devising new ways of managing risk and social complexity.

From White Australia to Woomera

Author : James Jupp
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Immigration specialist James Jupp surveys changes in immigration policy since 1972.

Education Change and Society

Author : Raewyn Connell
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Written in an engaging manner by Australia's leading sociology and education academics, Education, Change and Society is written to assist students in their understanding of how and by what mechanisms contemporary education in Australia operates. The broader issues concerning Australian society are examined in the context of educational institutions and policies, promoting critical reflection and facilitating in-depth analysis.

MIKTA Middle Powers and New Dynamics of Global Governance

Author : J. Mo
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This volume is the result of a 2013 conference held by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies (South Korea) on the 'middle power' countries of Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia (MIKTA). Experts and policymakers discussed how members of the MIKTA can work to advance global governance in emerging global issue areas.

The Australian Journal of Education

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Social Inequality in Australia

Author : Daphne Habibis
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Social Inequality: Australia at the Crossroads provides comprehensive coverage of the key dimensions of the nature and extent of inequality and difference in Australian society. Incorporating debates about the effects of globalization on inequality and difference in Australia, it also considers the role of culture in the social reproduction of hierarchy and difference. Arguments about the nature of inequality are 'tested' against empirical evidence, and case studies in each chapter provide examples to aid understanding.

Australian Literary Studies

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Report of the Public Actuary Relating to Friendly Societies in South Australia

Author : South Australia. Public Actuary
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