Quakers and education

Peter D. Jones. The Friends’ School, Hobart Quaker attitudes to education have obviously evolved over time, so a quick look at how these have changed is a good start. Initially in England and Ireland, the first schools reflected the period they were set up in. For a...

Editorial

In this issue our theme is Education. When we asked for articles on this theme, we did not realise that Australian Quakers had so much to say on the subject. It seems that as a group we like to learn, we like to teach, and we like to learn from those we teach. We...
Sailing into Country: Educator in Action

Sailing into Country: Educator in Action

David Carline, Queensland Regional Meeting I realised at last that I was an educator when I was 50. I got a job as a researcher working at the University of Queensland. We produced a little journal called The Aboriginal Child at School. What I thought everyone knew...
The Friends’ School, Hobart – Quakerism in Practice

The Friends’ School, Hobart – Quakerism in Practice

Nelson File, Principal, The Friends’ School, Hobart More than 300 years ago, William Penn fashioned a “Holy Experiment” in the newly founded colony of Pennsylvania (Penn’s Woods) based on his conviction in Quakerism. In the seventeenth-century world framed by...