Friday, 4 March 2011

Alan Barcan - Publications 1943-2011

A. Barcan: Locations, Status and Research
This aspires to be a complete list of my publications to date. Some of these items were slight, ephemeral pieces which appeared in relatively short-lived newsletters or magazines. Some are popularist; others have a claim to be academic and appeared in learned journals. Some are articles, some are chapters in books, some are books. I tried to advance on many fronts, at many levels, in many directions.

My location and my professional status influenced the topics on which I wrote, as well as the format, length, the number of publications, and the journals to which I submitted manuscripts. 

My appointment to Newcastle Teachers’ College as lecturer in history and history method early in 1949 gave me more time to write, and directed my attention to historical topics or the place of history in the school. But my interest in the Yugoslav variant of communism also helped shape the direction of my work.

In 1950s and 1960s challenged the growth of social studies in the school curriculum, and championed the cause of history in the secondary school by writing articles on history or editing school textbooks.

My appointment to the University of Newcastle as senior lecturer in education, with responsibility for courses in the history of education, particularly that of Western Europe and Australia, inevitably again influenced my choice of topics. For four consecutive years during the early 1970s I was engrossed in editing and contributing to history textbooks published by the Macmillan Company and accordingly wrote fewer journal articles. My visits to England (1958, 1974, and 1978 and thereafter) often resulted in my writing on developments in English education. Above all, the emerging problems facing Australian education greatly influenced the direction of my research. For example, this explains why between 1989 and 1993 I produced four publications discussing the sociology of education: a book on "Sociological Theory and Educational Reality", a monograph  on The rise and Fall of the New sociology of Education, and three articles, on The New Sociology of Education in Britain, Whatever Happened to the Sociology of Education?, and The New Sociology of Education in Australia.

 My political and educational philosophy strengthened an inclination towards the broad sweep rather than narrow specialisation. 

Mar 1939-Dec 1941
Undergraduate in Arts, Sydney University
Dec 1941-Jun 1944:
Armed Forces, in NSW and WA
Jun 1944-Dec 1946:
Sydney University and Sydney Teachers’ College
Jan 1947-Feb 1949:
State secondary schools (Crown Street Central, Bega Intermediate High, Parramatta High, North Sydney Boys’ High.)
Feb 1949-Dec 1957
Lecturer in History, Newcastle Teachers’ College
On leave, England
On leave at Australian National University, Canberra
Lecturer in history, Newcastle Teachers’ College
Senior lecturer (then assoc. professor) in education, University of Newcastle
Study leave, Sheffield, England
University of Newcastle
Study leave, Sheffield, England
University of Newcastle (four months study leave, Durham, England, 1983)
December 1986
Retired (Hon. Associate, School of Education, University of Newcastle; more recently Conjoint Fellow)

Dr Alan Barcan: Publications

"In the West", Drylight, Sydney Teachers' College  ("Akbar")

Book Review
“Inside Japan”, review of Fact and Fiction in Japanese Imperialism by Dr A. H. McDonald, Education, Sydney, 6 December 1943 (“Pte A.”)        

"China's Destiny", Arna, Journal of the Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney, pp. 38-4l.

"Backward America", Arna, Journal of the Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney,  pp. 32-37 ("Raphael")

"A Liberal Japan?", Hermes, Magazine of the University of Sydney,  pp. 8-11.

"Japanese Atrocities", Communist Review, Sydney, January, ("Raphael")

A History of the Sydney University Labour Club, 1925-1945, Sydney, University Labour Club, pp. 14 (roneoed; “The Secretary”)

"Pre-Atomic Culture", University Song Book, Sydney, (with J. Redrup)
Student Newspaper
Editor, Honi Soit (with J. Redrup)

Editor, Students in Conference, Report of the 10th Annual Council Meeting, 1946, National Union of Australian University Students, Sydney.

Editor, Report of the 11th Annual Council, N.U.A.U.S., 1947, National Union of Australian University Students, Sydney.

"The National Union of Australian University Students", in R. D. Walshe, Student Work for Progress, Sydney, 1947.

Social Change in East Asia, Sydney University Labour Club, 47 pp., (anon.)

"The Teheran Period", Arna, Journal of the Sydney University Arts Society, pp. 23-34. ("A.B.")
"Australian Survey", Left, London, November.

"The Evolution of Communist Ideology", Left, London, June.
"Palestine -- Retrospect and Prospect", Arna, Sydney University Arts Society. ("Raphael")

"The Trend to Social Studies", The Australian Quarterly, Sydney, Vol. 22, No. 2, June, pp. 79-93

"The Film in Yugoslavia", Hermes, Students' Representative Council, University of Sydney, pp. 17-25.

"The Cost of Korea", Aim, Sydney, January.

Chairman, Editorial Board, Aim, Sydney, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1952; Vol. 1,  No. 2, March

"Shifts in Australian Policy", Eastern World, London, Vol. 7, No. 8, August, pp. 13-14.

"Australia and Japan", Eastern World, London, Vol. 8, No. 1, January 1954, pp. 20-21.                        

"Australian Labour Party and China", Eastern World, London, Vol. 8, No. 5, May, pp. 15-16.

"Australia and Indo-China", Eastern World, London, Vol. 8, No.11, November, p. 22.

"Decentralisation of Universities", The
Australian Highway, Sydney
, February.

"Significance of the Yugoslav Trials", Voice, Sydney, March. "Australian Policy in S.E. Asia", Eastern World, London, Vol. 9, No. 4, April, pp. 20-21.
"Al Capp's Brand of Social Satire", Voice, Sydney, September.

"Australia and Malaya", Eastern World, London, Vol. 9, No. 9, September, pp. 19-20.

"The Development of the Australian Middle Class", Past and Present, London, No. 8, November 1955, pp. 64-77.
Letter to the Editor
"Rural University", Sydney Morning Herald, 21 February 1955.

"The Summer of the 17th Doll as an Australian Play", The
Australian Highway, Sydney
, April 1956

"Are Our High Schools Failing?", The
Australian Highway, Sydney
, August 1956.  

"The Modern Mind-- Arnold Toynbee", The
Australian Highway, Sydney
, October 1956.  ("A.B.")

"Australian Support for the Indonesian Claim" (to West New Guinea), Asiana, Sydney, No.1, Spring, pp. 102-105.

"Changes in Student Outlook", Quadrant, Sydney, Vol.1, No.1, Summer, 1956-7, pp. 67-74.

"University Developments in Newcastle", The
Australian Highway, Sydney
, December 1956.

“Tito Wins Friends”, Current Affairs Bulletin, Sydney, Vol. 18, No. 10, 3rd September 1956 (anon.).

"The University Controversy in Newcastle", Westerly, Perth, No.1,

"Another View", The Free Spirit, Sydney, February 1957.

Book Review
A. F. Bonifacic and C. S. Mihanovich (eds.), "The Croatian Nation", reviewed in The Australian Outlook, Sydney, vol. 11, no. 4, December             

"State Socialism or Workers' Control?", Boomerang, Melbourne, March.         

"Problems Facing Australian Universities", Westerly, Perth, No.1.

"Theses on State Monopoly Capitalism", Outlook, Sydney, February.

"The New Fascism in France", Outlook, Sydney, August.

"The New Left in England", Outlook, Sydney, May.

"Progress and Retrogression in Education", The
Australian Highway, Sydney
, July 1959.

"Wide Divergences in English Schools", The Teachers' Journal, Melbourne, August.

"English Intellectuals and the New Left", Radical, Perth, Vol. 2, No. 3.

"An Australian View of English Education", The Australian Quarterly, Sydney, Vol. 31, No.4, December 1959, pp. 65-74.         

Newspaper article
"Teachers' College Plan Examined", The Canberra Times, 26 October

"Yugoslavia and the Hungarian Revolution", Australian Outlook, Sydney, Vol.14, No.1, April, pp. 30-39.    

"The Catholic System of Education in Australia: A Critical Review", The Forum of Education, Sydney, Vol. 19, No. 1, April, pp.11-15.

"The New Left in Australia", Outlook, Sydney, June.

"Education and the Crisis in Standards and Values", Prospect, Melbourne, Vol. 3, No. 3.

"Education without Instruction", The Australian Highway, Vol. 41, No.4, September, pp. 94-99.

The Socialist Left in Australia, 1949-1959, Australian Political Studies Association, Occasional Monograph No. 2, Sydney, 1st edit. pp. 26; 2nd edit. pp. 33.

The Nature of Yugoslav Socialism, Outlook Pamphlet No. 10, Sydney (with Bruce McFarlane, 32 pp.

Book Reviews
"Catholic Education -- from Rival to Partner", The Teachers' Journal, Melbourne, June.

"Studies in Education", The Teachers' Journal, Melbourne, November.

"Communist Academics -- Illusion and Reality", The Free Spirit, Sydney, March-April 1961.

"The Australian Student, 1961", Meanjin Quarterly, Melbourne, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 194-208.


Ch.1, "The Economic Revolution", in J.Hagan (ed.), World History Since 1789, Vol. I, Longmans, Sydney.

Ch. 16,"Imperialism in East Asia", in J.Hagan (ed.), World History Since 1789, Vol. II, Longmans, Sydney.

Ch. 24,"Nationalism in East Asia", ibid.  

"The Government of Australian Education", in The Challenge to Australian Education, F.W.Cheshire, for The Australian College of Education, Melbourne.

Book Review
"Colonial Education", Overland, Melbourne, Autumn.

"Democracy and Secondary Education", Dissent, Melbourne, Vol. 2, No. 3,  July-August, 1962, pp. 18-21.

"Education and Catholic Social Status", The Australian Quarterly, Sydney, Vol. 34, No. 1, March, pp. 47-61.

"The Educational Revolution", Meanjin Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 338-351.

Our Special Correspondent, "Australia", New Zealand Monthly Review, Christchurch, September, pp.10-11; October, pp.12-13.

"The New Face of History", Bulletin, Newcastle Teachers' College, Vol. 2, No. 1, May (roneoed)

"The Evolution of History in N.S.W. Secondary Schools", Teaching History, Sydney, No. 8, October 1963 pp. 8-14.

Letter in Response
"Opinion: Education", Dissent, March-April 1963, p. 13.

Chapters in Books
Ch. 1,"The Economic Revolution in Europe", in J. Hagan (ed.), Europe and the World Since 1815, Longmans, Melbourne.

Ch. 20, "China, Japan and India: 1918-1939". ibid. (with E.C. Fry)

From Our Special Correspondents, “Australia”, New Zealand Monthly Review, Vol. IV, August 1963, pp.13-14.

"The External Examination and the Teaching of History", Teaching History, Sydney, No. 11, September, pp. 3-10.   

"State Aid in Retrospect", Dissent, Melbourne, Vol. 4, No. 3, Spring

Chapters in Books
Ch. l, "The Australian Tradition in Education", in R. W. T. Cowan (ed), Education for Australians, F. W. Cheshire, Melbourne.

"The New History Syllabus for Forms V-VI, Newcastle Teachers'
                    College Bulletin, Vol. 4, September, pp. 54-56.

Chapters in Books
"Education in New South Wales", in Price, Phillips, and Walshe, The World and Australia in the Twentieth Century, Dymocks, Sydney.

A Short History of Education in New South Wales, Martindale Press, Sydney, xiv+338 pp.

Chapters 1,3,15, 21 (except India) and 24, in J.Hagan (ed.), Modern History and its Themes, Longmans, Melbourne.

Chapters in Books
Map Guide to Modern History, Sydney, Martindale Press (with Price, Barnes and Walshe), 96 pp.

Various chapters in J. Hagan (ed.), Europe and the World since l8l5, Longmans, Melbourne, second edition, 500 pp.

Book Review
"Teachers in Australia", Dialogue, Melbourne, Vol. 22, No.1, Spring, pp. 71-77.

“History or Social Studies?”, The Australian, 4 October 1967.

"History under the Wyndham System", The Australian Highway, February 1968, pp. 2-6.

Letter to Newspaper
"Education and its Problems", Newcastle Morning Herald, 18 January 1968.

"History, Social Studies and Social Science", Teaching History, Sydney, Vol. 3, No. 3, December 1969, pp. 37-62.

Book Review
"Secondary Education in Queensland 1860-1960", in Politics, Vol. 4, No. 2, November, pp. 244-246.

"Problems of Secondary Education", Outlook, October, pp. 20-22.

"History, Social Science, and Social Change", Newsletter, History Teachers'
                                  Association of N.S.W., Feb.-March 1971 pp. 23-31.

"Problems of Secondary Education", in S. D'Urso (ed.) Counterpoints.  Critical Writings on Australian Education, Sydney, John Wiley and Sons, pp. 105-111 (reprinted from Outlook.)

Social Science, History and the New Curriculum, Sydney, Hicks Smith
           and Sons, for the Workers' Educational Association, 136 pp.

"The Decline of Citizenship as an Educational Aim", Quadrant, March-April, pp. 42-47.

"From Social Adjustment to Creativity", Quadrant, July-August, pp. 58-66.

"Problems of Teacher Training", Current Affairs Bulletin, 1 June, pp. 17-31.

Ch.7, "The Transition in Australian Education, 1939-67", in J. Cleverley and J. Lawry (eds.), Australian Education in the Twentieth Century, Longman, Melbourne, pp. 171-204.

Editor and co-author, Before Yesterday. Aspects of European History to 1789, Macmillan Co., Melbourne, 264 pp.

"Schools in Search of their Aims", Quadrant, Jan.-Feb. 1973, pp. 41-48.

"The Need for Senior High Schools", The Australian Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 3, September, pp. 19-31.

"The Attack on Selective High Schools in N.S.W.", Aces Review, Vol.1, No. 2, Nov.-Dec., pp. 10-11 (anon.)

Editor and co-author, Shaping Our Heritage. Australia and the European Background 1770-1914, The Macmillan Company, Melbourne, 290 pp.

Shaping Our Heritage was reprinted in 1973, 1974 and 1983

"The Retrieval of Education", Quadrant, Sydney, Jan./Feb., pp. 47-54.

"A Letter from England", Aces Review, Melbourne, April, pp. 6-7.

"Education and the New Ideology", Quadrant, Sydney, July/August, pp. 65-72.

"The Curriculum and Class Organisation in Selective and Comprehensive High Schools", Aces Review, Melbourne, August/September, pp. 6-8.

"After Wyndham, What?", The Australian Quarterly, Sydney, Vol. 46, No. 3, September 1974, pp. 65-75.

Editor and co-author, A Nation Emerges. Australia in the Twentieth Century World, The Macmillan Company, Melbourne, 299 pp.

Map Guide to Modern History (with Price, Barnes and Walshe), revised edition, Sydney, Reed Education, 96 pp.

"Comprehensive Schools -- a Second Look", Quadrant, July, pp. 52-57.

"Equality and Funding", Aces Review, July-Aug., p.7

"The New Face and New Place of History in the Secondary School", Australian Historical Association Bulletin, September 1975, pp. 7-20.

"The British Sickness", Quadrant, October, pp. 40-47.

"Australian History as a School Subject", Teaching History, London, November 1975, pp. 142-146.

"The Aims of History in the Secondary School", Dialogue, Melbourne, December, pp. 25-36.                

"Salvaging the Humanist Curriculum", The Australian Quarterly, December, pp. 108-115.

Chapters 4, 9,11 (with A. Dwight) and 17 in J. Driscoll (ed.), Retrospect: History and the World Today, The Macmillan Company, Melbourne.

Book Review
Austin, A.G. and Selleck, R.J.W., "The Australian Government School 1830-1914", in ANZHES Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring, pp. 59-61.

"External Examinations in New South Wales", Aces Review, Jan-Feb. 1976, pp. 3-7.

"Australia as a New Land in Education", The Forum of Education, Sydney, March, pp. 27-38.

"The Decline of Teaching", Quadrant, Sydney, March, pp. 333-9.

"Queensland: the Fall of a Giant", Aces Review, April-May, pp. 6-7.

"The New Curriculum", Quadrant, Sydney, October, pp. 31-36.

"The Aims of History in the Secondary School", Agora, Melbourne, October 1976, pp. 6-16 (reprinted from Dialogue, December 1975)

Book Review
W. E. Andersen and J. Cleverley, "Exploring Education", Education News,  Vol. 15, No. 10, pp. 70-71.

"The Meaning of Open Education", review-article, Aces Review, Melbourne, Vol. 4, No. 4, August.

"The Innovations Programme", Aces Review, Melbourne, December, p.13.

"Australian History as a School Subject", The Australian History Teacher, No. 4, 1977, pp. 8-10 (revised version, reprinted from Teaching History, London, 1975.)

Editor and co-author (with T. Blunden and A. Dwight), Early Times, The Macmillan Company, Melbourne, 170 pp.

Ch. 5, "A History of History Teaching", in N. Little and J. Mackinolty (eds.), A New Look at History Teaching, History Teachers' Association of N.S.W., Sydney, 1977, pp. 37-47.

Ch.10, "The Decline of Teaching", in A. D. Spaull (ed.), Australian Teachers. From Colonial Schoolmasters to Militant Professionals, The Macmillan Company, Melbourne, pp.150-163.

Newspaper articles
"Shifts in learning styles", Newcastle Morning Herald, 25 October.

"Subject emphasis changes", Newcastle Morning Herald, 26 October.

Editor, Aces Review

"The Anti-Intellectual School", Quadrant, January 1978, pp. 23-25.

"Senior High Schools and the Search for Purpose and Quality in Education", The Forum of Education, Sydney, March 1978, pp. 23-25.

"Exciting Times for CAEs", The Australian Quarterly, Sydney, March 1978, pp. 37-50.

"Four Problems of English Education", Aces Review, May 1978, pp. 2-4.

"English Education -- and Australian", Quadrant, October, pp. 45-49.

editor and co-author, Other People, Other Times, The Macmillan Company,  Melbourne, pp.166 (with T. Blunden, A. Dwight, S. Shortus).

Newspaper Article
"Confusion Arises over What Should be Taught", Newcastle Morning Herald, 4 May 1978.

Other People, Other Times was reprinted in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984 (twice) 1985 (twice)

"The New History in English Schools", Australian Historical Association Bulletin, March 1979, pp. 8-20.

"Universities and Teacher Training", Vestes, Melbourne, Vol. 22, No. l, pp. 35-41.

"Teacher Training -- Can We Learn from England?", Aces Review, June, pp. 7-10.

"Basic Questions on Teacher Education", Quadrant, November 1979, pp. 49-53.

"Juggling the Curriculum", Education News, Canberra, Vol. 16, No. ll, pp. 20-25.

Book Review
Nigel Wright, "Progress in Education", Education News, Vol.16, No. 10, pp. 40-41.

Editor, Aces Review, Vol. 6, Nos. 2, 3, and 4.

"Discipline in N.S.W. Schools", Aces Review, Vol.7, No. 2, April/May, pp. 12-13.

"The Retreat from Teacher Training at the Tertiary Level”, National College Educational Review, 1979-80, Melbourne, pp. 33-39.

"A Century of State Education", Education News, Canberra, Vol.17, No. 3, pp. 13-18.

“Five Days in the Life of a C.A.E.”, Quadrant, November 1980, pp. 48-9. (Anon.)

"The Quality Teacher in Australia", Unicorn, Melbourne, Vol. 6, No. 4, November, pp. 353-362.

"The Search for a Core Curriculum", Aces Review, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 1-6.

A History of Australian Education, Oxford University Press, Melbourne,  415 + viii pp.

Book Reviews
Imelda Palmer (ed.), "Matthew Arnold: Culture, Society and Education" ("Culture and Liberal Education"), Quadrant, July, pp. 67-68.

Newspaper Articles
"Education: 100 years of change", Newcastle Morning Herald, 7 May 1980.

"Educational development and social evolution", Newcastle Morning Herald, 8 May 1980.

Editor, Aces Review

"Grammar, Literature and the Languages", Aces Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, April/May, pp. 5-8.

"The Shift to Non-State Schools", The Australian Quarterly, Sydney, Vol. 53, No.1, Autumn, pp. 92-97.

"The 30th April Proposals on Tertiary Education", Aces Review, Vol.8, No.3, June/July, pp. 9-10.

"The Prolongation of Teacher Training", Aces Review, Vol. 8, No.5, October/November, p. 13.

Book Reviews
S. Murray-Smith (ed.), "Melbourne Studies in Education 1981", Education News, Aug. 1982, pp. 42-43.

J. Anderson (ed. D. Z. Phillips), "Education and Enquiry" ("Socratic Anderson"), Quadrant, August 1981, pp. 78-79.

Editor, Aces Review

On tolerance and relativism, Quadrant,  June 1981, pp. 77-8.

"Proposals to Reorganize N.S.W. Secondary Education", Aces Review, Vol. 9, No. 3, June/July 1982, pp. 4-5.

"An Estimate of Australian Education", The Australian Quarterly, Spring, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 305-312.

Editor, The Quality of the Curriculum, Australian Council for Educational Standards, Newcastle, pp. 64.

Editor and co-author, Modern Australia, The World and Australia in the Twentieth Century, The Macmillan Company, Melbourne, pp. 265

Book Reviews
E. Gross and J. Western (eds.), "The End of a Golden Age. Higher Education in a Steady State" ("Academic Drift"), Quadrant, March, pp. 90-92.

B. Crittenden, "Cultural Pluralism and Common Curriculum" ("Melting Pot or Salad Bowl?"), Quadrant, December, p. 87.

Editor, Aces Review

"Checks and Balances: the McGowan Report and the Control of Education in New South Wales", Unicorn, Melbourne, Vol. 9, No. l, February 1983, pp.48-59.

"Lost Traditions", Quadrant, Vol.27, No. 4, April, pp. 42-46.

"Teachers Colleges", Australian Cultural History, Canberra, No.2, 1982/3, pp. 54-75.

"History in a Society without Consensus" (review article), Teaching   History, Sydney, Vol.17, No. 2, July 1983, pp. 55-9.

"American Education in Trouble", Aces Review, Vol.10, No.4, Aug./Sept, pp.11-14.

"Ten Years of Aces Review", Aces Review, Vol.10, No. 5, Oct./Nov., pp.1-4.

Editor, Aces Review


"The Social and Cultural Function of Australian Teachers' Colleges”, Unicorn, Melbourne, Vol.10, No.1, Feb., pp. 48-59.

"English Studies in Disarray: the Universities", Quadrant, Sydney, No.198, Vol. 28, No. 3, March, pp. 37-40.

"English in Disarray: the Schools", Quadrant, Sydney, No. 200, Vol. 28, No. 5, May 1984 , pp. 64-70.

"Marxism, Neo-Marxism and Humanist Culture", Quadrant, Sydney, No.205, Vol. 28, No. 10, Oct. 1984, pp. 58-64.

"Classroom Battles", Australian Society, Melbourne, Vol. 3, No. 9, September 1984, pp. 25-28.

"The Future of Secondary Education in N.S.W.", Aces Review, Vol. 11, No.4,  November 1984, pp.16-19.

"The Collapse of Humanist Education", New Education, Melbourne, Vol.6, No.2, pp.43-53.

"The Australian Tradition in the Education of Talented Children", First National Conference on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children, Conference Papers, Melbourne, pp. 41-53.

Editor and co-author, Modern Australia. The World and Australia in the Twentieth Century. Second edition, The Macmillan Company, Melbourne, 265 + vi pp. (with T. Blunden, A. Dwight, S. Shortus)

Book Reviews
G. G. Partington, "The Idea of an Historical Education", Education News, Vol.18, No.8, Feb., 1984, p. 49.

Stephen Murray-Smith (ed.), "Melbourne Studies in Education 1982", Education News, Vol.18, No. 9, April, pp. 52-53.

Newspaper Articles
"The school system: Power and influence", Newcastle Herald, 4 July.

"The great curriculum debate", Newcastle Herald, 5 July.

Newspaper Reports
"Humanist Tradition has collapsed: Professor. ‘Progressive’ Education attacked" (address to A.C.E. Jubilee Conference held A.N.U.).
            Also Canberra Times, 7 May 1984 (Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Jan. 1983, p. 9) 

Editor, Aces Review, Melbourne, Vol.11, Nos.1-4.

"Ideologies in Teacher Training, 1967-1974", Unicorn, Melbourne, Vol.11, No.1, February 1985, pp. 5-17.

"The Establishment of Secondary Education in the Newcastle-Maitland District, 1880-1930", Part I, Journal of Hunter Valley History, Newcastle, Vol.1, No.1, 1985, pp.132-141.

"Lost Opportunities: O C Classes in New South Wales", Quadrant, Sydney, No. 215, Vol. 29, No.9, September, pp. 42-44.

"The Unquiet Past. History is as Troublesome as Ever", Australian Society, Melbourne, Vol. 4, No. 8, August, pp. 31-32.

Book Reviews
"Radical Education Views"-- Imelda Palmer (ed.),"Melbourne Studies in Education 1983", Education News, Vol.19, No.2, March, pp. 51-52.

"More than Specialist Training" -- Christopher Dowd, "The Adelaide Kindergarten Teachers' College: A History 1907-1974", Education News, Vol.19, No. 3, May, pp. 40-41.

Newspaper Article
Bring back the Opportunities-- Plea for the Gifted, Newcastle Herald, 31 January 1985.

Editor, Aces Review


"Peace Education in Australian Schools and Universities", Aces Review, Vol.13, No.1, March, pp. 6-8.

"Teacher Training since 1974 -- the Turn of the Tide", Unicorn, Melbourne, Vol.12, No.2, May, pp. 113-121.

"The Decay of Academic Freedom", Quadrant, Sydney, Vol.30, No.9, September, pp. 53-56.

Ch. 3, "English: Two Decades of Attrition", in D. O'Keeffe (ed.), The Wayward Curriculum, Social Affairs Unit, London, pp.30-42.

Editor, Aces Review

"Process-Writing in Schools", Quadrant, No. 235, July, pp. 28-33.

"The Dubious Basis of the Peer Support Programme", Aces Review, July, pp. 5-6.

"Writing about Education 1950-1988. The interplay of personal belief and social change", Quadrant, No. 240, Dec. 1987, pp. 24-32.

"The NSW Education Act and the Curriculum", The Australian Quarterly, Spring and Summer, 1987, Vol. 59, Nos. 3 and 4, pp. 410-420.

Chapters in Books
"Education", Ch. 41 in D. H. Borchardt (ed.), Australians. A Guide to Sources, Fairfax, Syme and Weldon Associates

Newspaper Articles
"Egalitarianism and Elitism in Education", Newcastle Herald, 31 March, 1987

"A Crisis in the Curriculum", Newcastle Herald, 9 July, 1987

Editor, Aces Review

Two Centuries of Education in New South Wales, New South Wales University Press, Sydney, pp. 352.

Chapters in Books
 "The Permissive Society and the New Education, 1967-1988", Ch. 3 in J. D. Frodsham (ed.), Turning Point, Academy Press, Canberra, pp. 43-58.

"The 1987 Act and the Reshaping of N.S.W. Education", Aces Review, Vol. 14, No. 3 February 1988, pp. 12-16.

"The Diversity of History", Australian Historical Association Bulletin, No. 54, April, pp. 2-5.

"Historiography of Australian Education", Education Research and Perspectives, Perth, Vol. 15, No.1, June, pp. 3-18.

"Open Education in N.S.W. Catholic Schools", New Education, Vol. 10, Nos. 1 and 2, pp. 84-86.

"The curriculum as social studies", The Australian Quarterly, Summer 1988, Vol. 60, No.4, pp. 448-460.

Biographical Entry
"Smith, Stephen Henry", in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol.11: 1891-1939, NES-SMI, pp. 659-660. 

Book Reviews
Pavla Miller, "Long Division: state schooling In South Australian Society", History of Education Review,  Vol. 17, No. 2, 1988, pp. 87-8.

Newspaper Article
"What's Right to Read", Newcastle Herald, 13 May.

Editor, Aces Review, Vol. 14, Nos 3 and 4, Vol. 15, Nos. 1 and 2

Chapters in Books
"Public Examinations. - Should external examinations be retained? -- For", Ch. 24 in Richard Giles (ed.). For & Against. Public Issues in Australia, Brooks Waterloo, Sydney, 1989, pp. 239-243.

"Dawkins and the schools -- the debate opens", The Australian Quarterly, Vol. 61, No. 2, Winter, 1989, pp. 251-261.

"The Dawkins Agenda for Australian schools", Education Monitor, Vol.1, No.1, Winter 1989, pp. 5-9.

"English Teaching in the Australian Classroom", Quadrant, No. 259, September 1989, pp. 56-59.

"Devolution reaches NSW. A review of the Scott Report", Education Monitor, Vol. 1, No. 2, Spring 1989, pp. 11-13.

"Social, Cultural and Ideological Influences on the Training of Australian Teachers, 1870-1970", Education Research and Perspectives, Perth, Vol. 16, No. 2, Dec. 1989, pp. 22-29.

Examinations, Assessment and Standards in the Senior Secondary School, Study Paper No. 8, Education Policy Unit, Institute of Public Affairs, Melbourne,  pp. 24.

The Rise and Fall of the New Sociology of Education, Study Paper No.16, Education Policy Unit, Institute of Public Affairs, Melbourne, pp. 28.

Book Review
Geoffrey Sherrington, R.C. Petersen, Ian Brice, "Learning to Lead: A History of girls' and boys' corporate secondary schools in Australia", reviewed in Discourse, Vol. 9, No. 2, April 1989, pp.117-120.

Editor, Education Monitor, Vol. 1, Nos 1(Winter); 2 (Spring)

"The Erosion of Content", Quadrant, Jan-Feb, pp. 47-51.

"Educational Impressions of Ireland, Wales and England", Australian College of Education, New South Wales Chapter Newsletter, No. 90-1, March 1990, pp.1-2.

"The Carrick Report and the Reform of NSW Schools", Education Monitor, Vol. 1, No. 3, Autumn 1990, pp. 18-21.

"The Control of Schools and the Curriculum", The Australian Quarterly, Vol. 62, No.2, Winter 1990, pp. 170-177.

Chapters in Books
"The Crisis in Educational Aims", Ch. 1 in J. D. Frodsham (ed.), Education for What?, Academy Press, Canberra, 1990, pp. 11-51.

"The School Curriculum and the National Economy", Ch. 1 in J. V. D'Cruz and P. E. Langford (eds.), Issues in Australian Education, Longman Cheshire, Melbourne, 1990

Book Review
W. L. Boyd and J. G. Cibulka, "Private Schools and Public Policy: International Perspectives", in British Journal of Educational Studies, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 3, August 1990, pp. 277-279.

Editor, Education Monitor, Vol.1, No. 3 (Autumn 1990); Vol.1, No.4   (Winter 1990); Vol. 2, No.1 (Spring 1990)

Citizenship as an Educational Aim, Study Paper No. 23, IPA, Melbourne, February 1991, pp. 20.

"The New Zealand Experiment: Education", IPA Review, Melbourne, Summer 1991, pp. 44-46.

"A Longer School Year?", Education Monitor, Vol. 2, No. 2, Autumn 1991, pp. 16-18.

"The New Sociology of Education in Britain", Education Research and Perspectives, Vol. 18, No. 1, June, 1991, pp. 48-58.

"The Aims of Education in New South Wales, 1788-1867", item 8 in D. Stockley (ed.), Melbourne Studies in Education 1991, pp. 137-153.

"Research: the Grand Detour", Education Monitor, Vol. 2, No. 4, Spring 1991, pp. 23-35.

Book Reviews
Ronald S. Horan, "Fort Street: the school", History of Education Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, 1991, pp. 91-93.

Hyams, Tretheway, Condon, Vick, Grundy (eds.), "Learning and Other Things: Sources for a Social History of Education in South Australia", Educational Research and Perspectives, Vol.18, No. 2, December 1991.

Editor, Education Monitor, Vol. 2, No. 2, Autumn 1991; Vol. 2, No. 3, Winter 1991; Vol. 2, No. 4, Spring 1991.

Chapters in Books
"The Classical Curriculum in Australian Schools", in F-P Hager, M. Depaepe, M. Heinemann, R. Lowe (eds.), Aspects of Antiquity in the History of Education, Edition Bildung und Wissenschaft, Hannover, 1992, pp. 137-148.

"Restructuring School Education", Education Monitor, Vol. 3, no. 2, Winter, 1992, pp. 20-24.
"The Ambiguities of Devolution", Discourse, Vol.13, no. 1, October 1992, pp. 95-111.

"Two Eras in Education", Education Monitor, Vol. 3, no. 2, Spring 1992,  pp. 1-2.

"Teacher Educators in Search of a Future", ibid., pp. 12-13.

"Can School Councils Become Strong?", ibid., pp. 26-27.

Book Review
Susan E. Emilsen, "Frensham. An Historical Perspective", History of
          Education Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, 1992, pp. 67-68.

Editor, Education Monitor, Vol. 3, No. 1, Autumn 1992; Vol. 3, no. 2, Winter 1992; Vol. 3, No. 3, Spring 1992.

Sociological Theory and Educational Reality.  Education and Society in Australia since 1949, NSW University Press, Sydney, 1993, pp. 411.
"Self-help: the road to liberal education", News Weekly, 22 May 1993, p. 22.

"Latin and Greek in Australian Schools", History of Education Review, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1993, pp. 32-46.

"Why defeat of national curriculum is good for education", News  Weekly, 14 August 1993, pp. 12-14.

"Why did the West's 'Cultural Revolution’ Happen?", News Weekly, 6 November 1993, pp. 10-11.

"The New Sociology of Education in Australia", Education Research and Perspectives, Vol. 20, No. 2, December 1993, pp. 57-70.

"Whatever happened to the sociology of education?", The Australian Quarterly, Spring, Vol. 65, No. 3, pp. 65-80.

Chapters in Books
"The French Revolution in Australian History Textbooks. The Case of New South Wales", in Rainer Riemenschneider (ed.), Images of a Revolution. The French Revolution in History School Textbooks Throughout the World, Verlag Moritz Diesterweg/Editions L'Harmattan, Frankfurt/Main; Paris, 1994, pp. 487-496.

"How to fix the teacher training mess", News Weekly, 12 March 1994, pp. 16-17.

“Whatever Happened to the French Revolution?”, Education Australia, Issue 26, 1994, pp. 52-54.

"A Bird's Eye View of Educational Reform", Australia and World Affairs, No. 23, Summer, 1994, pp. 31-38.
Book Reviews
Simon Marginson, "Education and Public Policy in Australia", reviewed in British Journal of Educational Studies, Vol. 42, No. 2, June 1994, pp. 193-5.

Roger Openshaw, Greg Lee and Howard Lee, "Challenging the Myths: Rethinking New Zealand's Educational History", reviewed in News Weekly, 30 July 1994, p. 21.

G. Partington, “The Australian Nation: Its British and Irish Roots”, reviewed in Endeavour Forum, No. 76, September 1994, pp. 12-13.

editor (with Patrick O'Flaherty), Family, Education and Society. The Australian Perspective, PWPA/Academy Press, Canberra, 1995, pp. 170.

A History of Australian Education, Oxford University Press, 1980; Japanese edition, translated Professor Takeshi Sasamori, Seizansha, Tokyo, 1995, pp. 429

Chapters in Books
"The Family and Education in Australia: A Historical View", in Alan Barcan and Patrick O'Flaherty (eds.), Family, Education and Society. The Australian Perspective, PWPA/Academy Press, Canberra, 1995, pp. 125-168.

" 'Doc' Hartley at Sydney Boys' High", in Ken Dutton (ed.), Kelver Hartley. A Memoir, The University of Newcastle, 1995, pp. 99-101.

'The Struggle over Teacher Training", Agenda, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1995, pp. 49-62.

"The State and Education in Australia", Education Research and Perspectives, Vol. 22, No. 1, June 1995, pp. 22-38.

"Why Celebrate 1945?", News Weekly, 23 September 1995, pp. 14-15.

"'Old-Left' reviews the price of politicising education", News Weekly, 18 November 1995, pp. 14-15.

Book Reviews
Roger Openshaw, Greg Lee and Howard Lee, "Challenging the Myths:
Rethinking New Zealand's Educational History", reviewed in British
Journal of Educational Studies, Vol. 43, No. 1, March 1995, pp. 90-92.

Christabel Wescombe and Geoffrey Sherington, "Education in New South Wales: A Guide to State and Commonwealth Resources", reviewed in Journal of Educational Administration and History, University of Leeds, Vol. 27, No. 2, July 1995, pp. 196-197.

"The Family, Social Change and Education", Australia and World Affairs, No. 27, Summer 1996, pp. 26-34.

"New South Wales Attempts to Strengthen Tests and Exams", News Weekly, 29 June 1996, pp. 16-17.

"NSW Government to vet teachers", News Weekly, 24 August 1996, pp. 16-17.

"Attempts to Reform Australian State Schools, 1979-1996", Education Research and Perspectives, Vol. 23, No. 1, June 1996, pp. 1-45.

Guest Editor
Education Research and Perspectives, Perth, Vol. 23, No. 1, June 1996. Theme: "Recent Educational Reform in Australasia."

“Manning Clark”, News Weekly, 5 October 1996.

"History makes History", The Ear, University of Newcastle, 21 May, p. 5

"Alan Barcan's 'A History of Australian Education' now in Japan", Newsletter, Australian College of Education, NSW Chapter, June 1996, pp.14-15.


"The Uncertainties of Manning Clark", Education Australia, Issue 35, 1997, pp. 42-43.

"Why Political Intervention in Education has Increased", Australia and World Affairs, No. 33, Winter 1997, pp. 30-39.

"One Gift and Two Debts", Heraclitus, No. 60, Sept. 1997, pp. 10-13.

"Why History disappeared from our schools", News Weekly, October 4, 1997, pp. 15-17.

"History in a pluralist culture: Response to Stuart Macintyre", Australian Journal of Education, Vol. 41, No. 2, August 1997, pp. 199-212.

"My Fascist Teacher", Education Australia, Issue 37, 1997, pp. 31-32.

"The Liberal University: Death and Transfiguration", Education Research and Perspectives, Vol. 24, No. 2, Dec. 1997, pp. 1-28.

Chapters in Books
"Foreword" to J. Redrup, Banished Camelots: Recollections of a Catholic Childhood,  pp. i-iii.

Book Review
Michael White, "WAIT to Curtin: A History of the Western Australian Institute of Technology", reviewed in Journal of Educational Administration and History, University of Leeds, Vol. 29, No. 2, July 1997, pp. 175-177.

“Education: we have lost tremendous ground’ “, News Weekly, 11 January 1997

"Leaving the Party", Heraclitus, No. 62, January 1998, pp. 3-7.

"Language studies driven by fads and fashion", News Weekly, July 25, 1998, pp. 11-13.

"Is man still the measure of all things?", News Weekly, September 19, 1998, pp. 16-17.

"Losing Our Way -- Australian Schools and the Cultural and Economic Crisis", Family World News, Sydney, Vol. 5, No. 10, Oct 1998, pp. 1, 5.

"UK Education Debate -- Lessons for Australia", News Weekly, November 28, 1998, pp. 16-17.

"The Evolution of Andersonian Views on School Pedagogy" in Bob Bessant and Roger Wook (eds), Melbourne Studies in Education, Vol. 39, No. 2, November 1998, pp. 69-89.

Book (self-published)
"Secondary Education in the Hunter Valley, 1829-1980", Limited Edition (six copies, photocopied, A4, spiral binding), 72 pp.

Book Reviews
John Passmore, "Memoirs of a Semi-Detached Australian", reviewed in History of Education Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, 1998, pp. 90-91.

Simon Marginson, "Educating Australia: Government, Economy and Citizen since 1960", reviewed in Agenda, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1998, pp. 385-388.

 "Losing Our Way: Australian Schools and the Cultural and Economic Crisis", National Observer, Summer 1999, pp. 25-39.

"Education -- The Thirty Years War", Quadrant, No. 353, Jan.-Feb. 1999, pp. 80-82.

"Why politicians can't solve the education problem", News Weekly, 24 April 1999, pp. 11-13.

"History in Decay", Quadrant, No. 358, July-Aug. 1999, pp. 45-55.

"School Reform Movements Overseas and their Relevance to Australia", Education Research and Perspectives, Vol. 26, No.1, June 1999, pp.1-34.

"What is the crisis in education?", Family World News, Oct., 1999, p. 4.

"Historians contemplate their twilight", AQ, Nov.-Dec. 1999, pp. 12-15, 40.

Chapter in Book
"French in Australian Schools", in Marie Ramsland (ed.), Variete: Perspectives in French Literature, Society and Culture. Studies in honour of Kenneth Raymond Dutton, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 1999, pp. 31-50.

Letters to Editors
"Clark in Canberra", Quadrant, April 1999, p. 9

"Self-Management in State Schools: Four Models", National Observer, Summer 2000, No. 43, pp. 26-40.

"The Andersonians and Progressive Education", Melbourne Studies in Education, Vol. 41, No. 1, May 2000, pp. 91-114.

Book Review
Eddie Clark and Tom Watson (eds), "Soldiers of the Service, Vol.  II: More Queensland Educators and their Schools", reviewed in History of Education Review, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2000, pp. 115-116.
 Letter to Editor
"Living History", Quadrant, May 2000, pp. 10-11.

Chapter in Book
"The Reform of State Education in Australia", chapter 6 in Brendan Nolan, (ed.), Public Sector Reform: An International Perspective, Palgrave, 2001, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 85-101.

"The Andersonians, My Friendly Enemies", Heraclitus, No. 86, Feb. 2001, pp. 5-7.

"New assessment can mean almost anything", News Weekly, March 24, 2001, pp. 16-18.

"The Nineteen Eighties: Prelude to Curricular Reform", Melbourne Studies in Education, Vol. 42, No.1, May 2001, pp. 45-78.

"The Student Revolt: A Generation On", AQ, Vol. 73, Issue 4, July-August 2001, pp. 22-26.

"Student Politics, Then and Now", Heraclitus, Number 93, January 2002, pp. 1-9.

"Friendly Enemies: Student Tolerance in a Liberal University", Melbourne Studies in Education, Vol. 43, No. 1, May 2002, pp. 63-81.

"Student Activism in the Welfare University", Quadrant, No. 388, July- August 2002, pp. 31-40.

"Jean Wilson's Ideological Journey", Heraclitus, Number 97, July 2002, pp. 4-7.

Radical Students: The Old Left at Sydney University, Melbourne University Press, August 2002, pp. xv +392. 

Extract from Book
"Once we were radicals", extract from "Radical Students", Campus Review 18-24 September 2002, pp. 12-14.

Higher Education section, The Australian, 11 December 2002.
criticising Peter Jones on the lessons in the ancients for contemporary education.

"School students, demonstrations and the New Civics", News Weekly, April 5, 2003, pp. 15-16.

"Where have all the rebels gone?", The University of Sydney Gazette,  Issue One, April 2003, pp. 12-13.

"More Means Worse, Again: What the Year 12 Exams Reveal", Quadrant, July-August 2003, pp. 63-71.

"Social justice in education: self-interest disguised as altruism", News Weekly, September 6, 2003, pp.16-18.

"The Struggle for Curriculum Reform in Australia 1987-1993", Education Research and Perspectives, Vol. 30, No. 2, December 2003, pp. 108-139.

"Is there a Way out of the Crisis in Education?", News Weekly, March 13, 2004, pp. 14-18.

“Campaigning with Harry Eddy”, Pt 1, Heraclitus, October 2004, pp. 8-14.

“Campaigning with Harry Eddy”, Pt II, Heraclitus, December 2004, pp. 1-7.

Chapter in Book
“Ideology and the Curriculum”, in Naomi Smith (ed.), Education and the Ideal, New Frontier Publishing, Sydney, 2004, pp.11-60

"Love of learning begins at home", The Herald, Newcastle, 29 January 2004.

“Campaigning with Harry Eddy”, Pt III, Heraclitus, February 2005, pp. 6-10.

“The Excitement of the Book Launch”, AQ: Journal of Contemporary Analysis, Vol. 77, Issue 1, Jan-Feb 2005, p. 33.

“The Disputed Curriculum”, Quadrant, June 2005, pp. 34-45.

“Asiatic Feudalism: A Derivative Marxian Concept”, Part 1 (printed as a Letter), The Sydney Realist, July 2005, pp. 15-16.

“The Trail of the False Petronius”, Quadrant, October 2005, pp. 71-73.

“Asiatic Feudalism: A Derivative Marxian Concept”, Part 2, The Sydney Realist, No. 3, October 2005, pp. 9-12.

Newspaper Report
“Liberal arts education should be treasured”, edited extract from the Occasional Address at University of Newcastle graduation ceremony, The Herald, Newcastle 30 September 2005.

“Curriculum, Disputes”, Quadrant, December 2005, pp. 6-8.

“Postmodernism and the Fractured Curriculum”, in Postmodernism in Education, Warrane College Monograph No. 11, pp. 24-65. (Proceedings of a Seminar, April 2006).

”From the Marists to the Marxists and in between”, Obituary for John Redrup, Timelines, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 January 2007.

“Whatever Happened to Adult Education?”, AQ, March-April 2007, pp. 29-36.

“Student Activists at Sydney University: a problem of interpretation”, History of Education Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2007, pp. 61-79.

“Comprehensive Secondary Schools in Australia: A View from Newcastle”, Education Research and Perspectives, Vol. 34, No. 1, June 2007, pp. 136-178.

“Education Revolutions, Left, Right and Centre, Quadrant, No. 442, December 2007, pp. 24-34.

Book Review
Ann Curthoys and John Docker, Is History Fiction?,  in History of Education Review, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2007, pp. 77-8.

Letter to the Editor
“Barzun’s Influence”, Quadrant, June 2007.

“Grapevine /1940s/Alan Barcan, item in Sydney Alumni Magazine, Spring 2007, p. 32.


“Forty Years On: The Ghosts of ‘68”, AQ/Australian  Quarterly, Vol. 80, Issue 3, May-June 2008, pp. 31-37.

Quoted in Column 8, Ain’t v. Isn’t controversy, Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 19 September 2008.


“Reflections”, in Celebrating 60 Years of Teacher Education (School of Education, The University of Newcastle), p.  09.

“Halfway to Heaven: Teacher Training Sixty Years Ago”, AQ (Australian Quarterly), Vol. 81, Issue 3, May-June 2009, pp. 25-29.

“Requiem for Defunct Magazines”, Quadrant, No. 461, November 2009, pp. 65-74.

"Three Pathways to Change in NSW Education 1937-1952", Education Research and Perspectives, Vol. 36, No. 2, December 2009, pp. 45-80.

Book Review
Wesley Null, Peerless Educator: The Life and Work of Isaac Leon Kandel, in History of Education Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2009, pp. 92-3.

Review Essay
”The New Middle Class and Education”, review of Craig Campbell, Helen Procter and Geoffrey Sherington, School Choice: How Parents Negotiate the New School Market in Australia, in Policy, Vol. 26, No. l, Autumn 2010, pp. 45-52.

"The New Politics of Education", Quadrant, No. 470, October 2010, pp. 84-90. 

Zhang Hua given permission to include pages 406-410 of Chapter 20, “An Overview” from of A History of Australian Education in a selection of readings in Australian Studies to be published by Peking University Press. The book is planned for publication in October 2011 with an initial print run of 4000.

Letter to the Editor
“The Colonel and the Student”, Quadrant, No. 472, December 2010, pp. 3-4.


From New Left to Factional Left: Fifty Years of Student Activism at Sydney University, Australian Scholarly Publishing, to be published March 2011.
“The Rise of the entrepreneurial university”, News Weekly, February 19, 2011, pp.12-13.
"The Arrival of the New Left at Sydney University, 1967-1972", History of Education Review, to be published June 2011.