Sunday, March 27, 2011

Accessing research in education

Research papers in education are available through a range of data bases. Some large public libraries provide free access to many of these data bases. For example, residents of New South Wales can access some of these data bases at home or in the workplace through the State Library. Graduates of the University of Sydney can access a limited number of electronic journals and the Macquarie Dictionary Online.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Maybanke launched.

Maybanke is in production. The purpose of this web-based resource is to advance the many interests championed by Maybanke Anderson around the turn of the twentieth century. Maybanke was a feminist educationist who helped establish free kindergartens, as well as study circles to support the spread of reading among adults. She was a writer, historian and publisher who advocated for educational reforms, and the training and working conditions of teachers. Maybanke's version of the 3Rs was the 3Hs: heart, hand and head. Maybanke is produced by Dr Deb Hayes, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at The University of Sydney.