Journal article

Site, School, Community: Educating modern girls at the J.H. Boyd Domestic College, South Melbourne, 1930s-1980s

K Darian-Smith, NJ Henningham

History of Education Review | Emerald Group Publishing | Published : 2014


Purpose-The purpose of this paper is to examine the development of vocational education for girls, focusing on how curriculum and pedagogy developed to accommodate changing expectations of the role of women in the workplace and the home in mid-twentieth century Australia. As well as describing how pedagogical changes were implemented through curriculum, it examines the way a modern approach to girls’ education was reflected in the built environment of the school site and through its interactions with its changing community.


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