Series S132 - RECORD OF SERVICE CARDS - TEACHING STAFF

Identity area

Reference code

AU WA S132

Title

RECORD OF SERVICE CARDS - TEACHING STAFF

Date(s)

  • 1988-12-19 - 1988-12-19 (Accumulation)
  • 1900-02-12 - (Creation)

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Series

Medium

Format

Cards

Status

Context area

Name of creator

AU WA A12 - EDUCATION DEPARTMENT (1893-10-13 - 1988-07-01)

Administrative history

The Education Department held responsibility for all primary, secondary and technical schools, teachers' training colleges, universities.

By amendment to the Elementary Education Act in 1893, the Central Board of Education was abolished and a Minister of Education was appointed, having all the powers and duties previously vested in the Central Board. Under the 1893 Act, the Minister was empowered to appoint and dismiss teachers; schools were classified; teachers were graded; teachers positions were defined, and a salary scale for teachers implemented.

The overall management of the Education Department was vested in the Inspector-General of Schools, an office created in 1897 and first occupied by Cyril Jackson. Two years later, the schools system was revised substantially by the Public Education Act of 1899. The Act abolished school fees, provided for co-educational schools, and made attendance compulsory for children between the ages of six and fourteen years. The Act also established a new curriculum which included manual training and household management.

The administrative structure of the Education Department was altered by the Education Act of 1928. This statute re-affirmed the centralized character of the state's public school system by redefining the Minister's powers with regard to the establishment of schools, the training of teachers, the attendance of children, and the organization of Parents' and Citizens' Associations. Following the 1928 Act, responsibility for the operations of the Education Department was vested in the office of the Director-General; he was empowered to promulgate Administrative Instructions which amplified the statutory regulations attending the Act. The Education Department was divided into five divisions (Primary Education, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Teacher Education, and Special Services), each controlled by a Director.

The department was reorganized again in 1987 and today operates as the Department of Education and Training.

Name of creator

AU WA A13 - MINISTRY OF EDUCATION (1988-07-01 - 1994-01-01)

Administrative history

The Ministry of Education held responsibility for all primary, secondary and technical schools; colleges of advanced education; universities.

In 1986, as part of an overhaul of the State Education System, it was decided to abolish the Education Department and replace it with a Ministry of Education. The prevailing hierarchical system at the upper levels of the department were to be dismantled with the view of streamlining and reducing the costs of education administration. The proposed changes were based upon the recommendations of the Better Schools Report. Since the publication of the Report in January 1987, this agency was styled the Ministry of Education; however, the official change of title did not occur until the Education Act was amended by Parliament (July 1988).

The Ministry's name was changed to the Education Department of Western Australia in early 1994. The organisation now operates as the Department of Education and Training.

Archival history

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Record of Service cards for government school teachers recording the name of the school teacher, their date of birth, their religion, the date they entered service, their marital status, exams passed and qualifications obtained and a summary of their employment history (noting the date, their position, their classification, the school they were assigned to, the school class they taught, their salary and allowances and any additional remarks). Later cards provide a registration number for each teacher.

The cards are arranged in strict alphabetical order (by surname/christian name) and are held in two separate sequences (consignments 3512 and 3549).

Accruals

System of arrangement

Alphabetical

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Conditions governing access

Open

Conditions governing access (legacy)

Open access

Conditions governing reproduction

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Finding aids

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Microform (film or fiche) copies. Please ask staff about the SROWA microfilm area. No need to order files.

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Authorized form of name

Identifier

Category of relationship

Related

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1901-01-01 -

Identifier

Category of relationship

Succeeding

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1909-12-31 -

Authorized form of name

Identifier

Category of relationship

Related

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1934-01-01 -

Authorized form of name

Identifier

Category of relationship

Related

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1940-01-01 -

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Archivist's note

Range Control Symbol = 1.1 - 1.61
Copies: Microfilm copies of these cards (Consignments 3512 and 3549) are available for viewing at the State Records Office of WA.

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