Progressive Education and Race: A transnational Australian history 1920s-50s
ARC Discovery Project
- Associate Professor Sana Nakata (University of Melbourne)
- Professor Julie McLeod (University of Melbourne)
- Professor Fiona Paisley (Griffith University)
- Professor Tony Ballantyne (University of Otago)
This project will provide a new history of progressive education in Australia in the mid-twentieth century by investigating its neglected relationship to and effect upon Indigenous education and colonial governance. Using transnational and comparative methods, it will examine how international progressive ideas informed local initiatives, explore the role of Indigenous advocacy for educational reform and build a genealogy of educability and colonial childhood.