Friday, July 30, 2010

Drummond as NSW education minister

Regular readers of this blog will know that I have been progressively posting my now somewhat ancient PhD thesis, a biography of David Drummond, on my New England's History blog.  I had been going to hold off any further comment here until the whole things was finished, but then I thought that Neil, Thomas, and Maximos62 might be interested.

I described Drummond's role as NSW education minister at the end of the 1920s in Drummond's life 5 - The Minister: 1927-1929. Now I have returned to this topic in Drummond's life 8 - Return to Education: the Minister 1932-1936. The next chapter will take the story through to 1941.

The reason that I mention this now is that is that many of the structural and policy frameworks that exist today and that current teachers know were, for better and worse, formed then.


Neil said...

Your series is indeed interesting, Jim.

Jim Belshaw said...

Thanks, Neil.