Beyond the ferris wheel: educating Queensland show children

Edited book

Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) 1998. Beyond the ferris wheel: educating Queensland show children. Rockhampton, Australia. Central Queensland University Press.
Book Title

Beyond the ferris wheel: educating Queensland show children

Book CategoryEdited book
ERA Publisher ID1474
EditorsDanaher, Patrick Alan
SeriesStudies in Open and Distance Learning
PublisherCentral Queensland University Press
Place of PublicationRockhampton, Australia

This book explores a former program of distance education provided by the Brisbane School of Distance Education to the children of the Showmen's Guild of Australasia as they travelled with their families along the agricultural show circuits. The book reported interview data collected with the show children and their parents, and with the administrators and teachers from the Brisbane School of Distance Education. The program represented a largely effective and innovative program of alternative and inclusive education for the show children.

Keywordsdistance education, home schooling, children of entertainers, primary education, carnivals, show children, Queensland
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390199. Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
390405. Educational technology and computing
390304. Primary education
Public Notes

This book received the 1999 Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia Award for Excellence in a Book or Non-Print Production Detailing Research.

Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
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