Collection UQFL197 - Sir Fred J. Schonell Papers

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Sir Fred J. Schonell Papers


  • 1941-1968. (Creation)

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68 boxes.

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Fred Schonell was born in 1900. He became a teacher and completed his PhD degree in Education at the University of London in 1932. He held the positions of Lecturer, Examiner, and Professor for various universities in England. He was appointed First Professor of Education with the University of Queensland in 1949. Schonell was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Queensland in 1960. He was knighted in 1962 Schonell's research interests were primary school education methods, especially slow learners. He died in 1969.

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Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1941-1968.
Collection alternatively titled as: Sir Fred Joyce Schonell Collection.

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Meeting papers, minutes, addresses, broadcasts, typescripts, correspondence, published material, subject files, submissions, articles, lectures, notes and drafts. The collection includes papers relating to the Committee on Future of Tertiary Educations, Standing Committee of Professional Board, Australian Council for Educational Research, Australian Universities Commission and AVCC.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Material from this collection has been cited in:
Earl, D. (2011). 'A group of parents came together': parent advocacy groups for children with intellectual disabilities in post-World War II Australia. Health and History, 13(2), 84-103.

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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