“The Boston – Curry Party; on the 'sacked, plundered and smoking Australian educational battlefield' at Goroke.” By Dr F. Toben
The Mediocre Teacher tells, The Good Teacher explains, The Superior Teacher demonstrates, The Great Teacher inspires.
In his 1993 book: Reshaping Australian Education 1960—1985, F. W. Connell heads a Chapter: ‘Growing Politisation of Administration’. A subheading reads: ‘The Victorian Administrative Experience: a sacked, plundered and smoking Australian educational battlefield’.
On 19 April 1998 F W Connell wrote Fredrick Toben a letter:
Dear Dr Toben,
I have been interested to read your manuscript on part of the ‘Australian educational battlefield’. You write well and your account of your experiences is vividly expressed. I am afraid, however, that I cannot emphasise enough with your views and activities to write an appropriate ‘couple of paragraphs’ for the cover of your book.
With best wishes for your venture,
WHAT ARE TOBEN’S VIEWS AND ACTIVITIES? READ ON…