The Victorian Teachers Union: era of reform 1970 to 1995 by Emma Russell, et al – 2nd edition

The Victorian Teachers’ Union era of reform tells the history of the former Victorian Teachers Union from 1970 to 1995. These were exhilarating years when a conservative, heavily sectionalized organization was transformed into an efficient, politically astute union. In 1995, after two mergers, it became part of the Australian Education Union Vic Branch and a new era of teacher unionism began.

With roots in the mid-1880s, the VTU was formed in 1926 for all teachers in Victoria but by the mid-1970s was the sole representative for Victorian primary school teachers. Swept up in the spirit of social changes that characterised that decade, the VTU’s activism brought with it many significant and lasting impacts. Successful campaigning, advocacy and community building resulted in improved staffing and working conditions, the integration of special needs students into public schools, the implementation of a four-term teaching year, and much more besides.

Softcover, endnotes, bibliography, 70 pages, second edition. Authors Emma Russell [History at Work], Alannah Croom, Carissa Goudey.

ISBN: 978 0 6483437 0 7

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The Victorian Teachers’ Union era of reform tells the history of the former Victorian Teachers Union from 1970 to 1995. These were exhilarating years when a conservative, heavily sectionalized organization was transformed into an efficient, politically astute union. In 1995, after two mergers, it became part of the Australian Education Union Vic Branch and a new era of teacher unionism began.

With roots in the mid-1880s, the VTU was formed in 1926 for all teachers in Victoria but by the mid-1970s was the sole representative for Victorian primary school teachers. Swept up in the spirit of social changes that characterised that decade, the VTU’s activism brought with it many significant and lasting impacts. Successful campaigning, advocacy and community building resulted in improved staffing and working conditions, the integration of special needs students into public schools, the implementation of a four-term teaching year, and much more besides.

Softcover, endnotes, bibliography, 70 pages, second edition. Authors Emma Russell [History at Work], Alannah Croom, Carissa Goudey.

ISBN: 978 0 6483437 0 7

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Weight .38 kg
Dimensions 31 × 22 × 1 cm

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