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    Pacific Partners: Gendered Memories of the US Marines in Melbourne, 1943
    DARIAN-SMITH, K ; Peniston-Bird, C ; Vickers, E (Palgrave, 2017)
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    War, Colonialism and the Emotions in Australian History
    Darian-Smith, K ; Edmonds, P (ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2017-01-01)
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    Noisy Classrooms and the “Quiet Corner”
    Darian-Smith, K ; Damousi, J ; Hamilton, P (Routledge - Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    Education departments installed portable ‘demountable’ classrooms, and even ex-military Nissen huts, on many school campuses as a temporary measure to meet the unprecedented demand. Educationalist Henry Schoenheimer’s advice on ‘good’ and ‘bad’ educational soundscapes was couched in terms of student creativity and productivity, and of the need for active student participation in the acquisition of skills and knowledge. The ratio between teacher and student talk had to be carefully calibrated, with ‘quiet time’ seen as a positive step in learning rather than a punitive check by the teacher on student oral expression or a time of ‘confusion.’ Rising auditory levels were linked to student inattention and potential learning difficulties, while the ‘noisy classroom’ was perceived as the site of heightened psychological stress for teachers. Children were required to sit quietly in the classroom and listen carefully to a radio set, usually located on the teacher’s desk at the front of the room, just as they were expected to listen to their teacher.
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    Designing Schools: Space, Place and Pedagogy
    Darian-Smith, K ; Willis, J ; Darian-Smith, K ; Willis, J (Routledge, 2017)
    Set around three interlinked themes – school buildings, school spaces and school cultures – this book argues that education is mediated or framed by the spaces in which it takes place, and that those spaces are in turn influenced by ...
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    DOMESTIC SPACES AND SCHOOL PLACES Vocational education and gender in modern Australia
    Darian-Smith, K ; DarianSmith, K ; Willis, J (ROUTLEDGE, 2017-01-01)
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    Rethinking Australian country towns
    Driscoll, C ; DARIAN-SMITH, K ; Nichols, D ; Driscoll, C ; Darian-Smith, K ; Nichols, D (Routledge, 2017)
    This introduction presents an overview of key concepts covered in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book offers a specific and careful account of aspects of life in diverse Australian country towns, it also emphasises a set of critical strategies that are more broadly applicable to thinking about 'rural Australia' today. It presents a conversation about how rural communities are both sustained and challenged by cultural formations in ways that encourage recognition and respect for rural experiences. Rural demographics are highly variable and are only one element affecting the form and experience of rural communities in Australia, including what attracts people to contemporary Australian country towns and then sustains or detracts from that life. The 'Cultural Sustainability in Australian Country Towns' project emphasised the importance of adding 'culture' to what is often termed the 'triple bottom line': the 'pillars' of environmental, economic and social sustainability.
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    Cultural progress in a rural community: the Swan Hill Shakespeare Festival
    DARIAN-SMITH, K ; Nichols, D ; Grant, J ; Driscoll, C ; Darian-Smith, K ; Nichols, D (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    This chapter traces the history of Swan Hill's Shakespeare Festival to explore questions about the cultural life of Australian country towns in the mid-twentieth century and the complex role and meaning of the arts in regional and national community building. The extraordinary level of participation during the festival's early years both shows how widely ideas about modernity and rural progress circulated in the 1950s and 1960s and illustrates the contribution of culture and the arts in strengthening a community and instilling values of citizenship. A comprehensive survey of Victorian country towns conducted by University of Melbourne agricultural researchers Alan and Jean McIntyre during 1941 and 1942 documented the range of organised cultural activities and amenities available to country dwellers. Card parties, dances and sporting events were held regularly across most of the state.
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    'How our forebears lived': the modern nation, its folklore and "living' heritage in twentieth-century Australia
    Darian-Smith, K ; Nichols, D (ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2018-01-01)
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    Punishments, Bodies and Environments in Historical Focus
    Darian-Smith, K ; Edmonds, P (ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2017-01-01)
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