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Fifty years of state secondary education in Tasmania, 1913 to 1962. A study of educational developments.


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Johnston, GL (1962) Fifty years of state secondary education in Tasmania, 1913 to 1962. A study of educational developments. Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The first State High schools were established at Hobart and Launceston in 1913. Since then, no comprehensive description of the diverse developments in Tasmanian State secondary education has been undertaken.
What follows is an attempt to describe and intrepret the growth of this system in the first fifty years of its operation.The thesis has been divided into three parts. The first deals with the establishment of the State high and junior technical schools and covers roughly the first twenty years of this century.
By 1920 the system of State secondary education which was to remain relatively unchanged for the next twenty years had been set up. The treatment of this period constitutes Part II. The final section, Part III, begins with the proposal made in 1942 to raise the school leaving age to sixteen.

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