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Type: Thesis
Title: Control of state school curriculum in South Australia : issues arising from the vesting of authority in the Director-General, and with particular reference to the period 1970-1985 / Alan Smithson.
Author: Smithson, Alan
Issue Date: 1997
School/Discipline: Dept. of Politics
Abstract: South Australia is unique amongst Australian States insofar as s82(1) of the Education Act 1972 vests the director-General of Education, rather than the minister of Education, with de jure control of State school curriculum. This locus of control is at odds with the well-established democratic convention that Ministers control the directive policy components of their portfolios. This thesis describes how this mode of curriculum control came about, its nature and implications, and mounts a challenge to its legitimacy. (abstract)
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, Dept. of Politics, 1998
Subject: Education South Australia.
Curriculum planning South Australia.
Description: Bibliography: leaves 387-404.
xix, 404 leaves ; 30 cm.
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