Publication Date



8 - 9 October 1998, Holiday Inn Coogee Beach, Sydney Australia


The conference was organised by the Australian Council for Educational Research to honour Professor Peter Karmel in his concluding year as Chair of the ACER Council and Board of Directors. The Commonwealth Government became involved with school education in Australia in a new and major way with the establishment of the Australian Schools Commission in 1973. Professor Karmel was Chair of the Interim Committee for the Australian Schools Commission which presented its influential report, Schools in Australia, in 1973. This conference examines developments in schooling in Australia since then.