Critical Studies in Education

Investigating historical themes through the early School Journals


A/Prof Carol Mutch


Critical Studies in Education

Project code: EDU003

Between 2012 and 2016, we digitally scanned all the copies of the School Journal from 1907 to 1985. They are available in word-searchable text and present a wonderful opportunity to investigate a range of topics, how they were presented to children and how they have changed over time. Previous summer scholars have examined topics such as “developing the Anzac myth” and “changes in the portrayal of masculinity”. The successful scholar would be guided to select a relevant topic, trained to use the database and given support to write an article for publication based on their research.