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The burgeoning interest in preschool education is not without its problems. Not least of these are issues relating to an educational philosophy to guide the types of programmes developed in preschools for different groups of children (especially those labelled ‘socio‐culturally’ disadvantaged)....
If a major effect of public housing is to rezone the poor then positive discrimination in favour of the new zones is needed to avoid worsening their situation. The Green Valley estate of the New South Wales Housing Commission is one such public housing scheme which has concentrated relatively...
The democratization of schools is becoming the most embracing question in Australian education. Contrary to popular belief, lay and professional, incidental learning within schools is more potent than the intended cognitive outcomes of learning, that is, the principal function of schooling is...
Reported membership of voluntary organizations is taken as an index of community participation. Data derived from a Mental Health Survey in Canberra in 1971 are analysed and participation behaviour compared with information from American participation studies. A high participation rate was...
Results of the Canberra Mental Health Survey, which surveyed 1 per cent of the population of Canberra, indicate that psychiatric impairment is negatively correlated with socio‐economic status for adults. No relationship occurs, however, between socio‐economic status and ‘happiness in life’ or...
Acceptable professional behaviour for social scientists has strayed from traditional ideals. Among other reasons, the predominantly middle‐class world view of most social science professionals has contributed to a narrow perspective on social matters which often leaves prevailing societal...
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