Series VPRS 15546
Curriculum Areas Magazines and Newsletters
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Date Range: Series ? 1970 - ? 1991
  Series in Custody 1970 - 1991
  Contents 1970 - 1991
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1970 - 1985 Education Department VA 714
1985 - 1991 Ministry of Education and Training (previously known as Ministry of Education) VA 1112
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1992 - cont Department of Education VA 3098
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  • How to use the Records
    The series is arranged in eight consignments. Using Consignments in the Accessing the Records tab, identify the relevant consignment and then the unit within the consignment containing the volume of interest.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of curriculum magazines and newsletters published by the Education Department and successors. All of the publications in this series were created to assist teachers responsible for teaching specialised subjects. Most of the publications in this series were maintained and bound by the Ministry of Education Library.

    Specific publications in this series are:

    P1 Consignment: Exchange (date range in custody 1970 to 1983) a magazine for the dissemination of ideas among teachers of English in Technical Schools produced by the Standing Committee for English in Technical Schools..

    P2 Consignment: Polycom (date range in custody 1973 to 1985), a bulletin produced for teachers of non-English speaking migrant children.

    P3 Consignment: Review Bulletin (date range in custody 1974 to 1991) produced by the Library Branch to assist teacher librarians in book selection. The Bulletin consists largely of book reviews written by reacher-librarians.

    P4 Consignment: C-Scope (date range in custody 1977 to 1986). This was the newsletter of the Curriculum Standing Committee for Primary Education.

    P5 Consignment: Inter View (date range in custody 1980 to 1985), a magazine published three times a year as a forum for the discussion of issues relating to the learning environment of children.

    P6 Consignment: Chalkface, published four time a year for primary teachers from 1981 to 1991. Produced by the Research and Development Section of the Curriculum Branch, Chalkface contained practical suggestions for primary teachers, ideas from these teachers and reviews.

    P7 Consignment: Curriculum Branch Newsletter produced fortnightly between 1986-1987.

    P8 Consignment consists of a variety of Curriculum Program newsletters that were bound into three volumes.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Volumes within each consigment are arranged in chronological order, usually within bound annual volumes. This series also contains some editions which have not been bound and have been placed within folders. The contents of these folders are not always complete as some editions were not transferred to archives.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1970 - 1983 Open 6
P0002 1973 - 1985 Open 11
P0003 1974 - 1991 Open 12
P0004 1977 - 1986 Open 3
P0005 1980 - 1985 Open 3
P0006 1981 - 1991 Open 3
P0007 1986 - 1987 Open 1
P0008 1980 - 1987 Open 3
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