Previews - Education
Author: Taxation Institute of Australia
Australian Tax Forum
ISSN: 8012 695X
Publisher: Taxation Institute of Australia
Address: 7th Floor, 64 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
This journal contains a paper written by Ian G. Wallschutzky, Assoc. Prof.
in Taxation, University of Newcastle entitled "TLIP: Stage 1 - Benchmarking"
and is followed by a series of papers presented at the 1995 Australian Tax
Research Foundation Seminar, "Tax Law Improvement" as follows:
* "Tax Law Improvement - Are We on the Right Track?: an Examination
of the Rewritten Provisions in Light of the Limited Objective they are Capable
of Serving" by JW Durack
* "TLIP: An Assessment of Objectives" by AH Slater
* "Improving Tax Law Improvement: An International Perspective"
by Richard J Vann
* "Drafting Simple Legislation" by Ian Turnbull Q
Author: Madeleine Laming
Asian Writing in English
ISBN: 0 949898 64 3
Publisher: St Clair Press
Address: PO Box 287, Rozelle, NSW, 2039
An annotated bibliography designed to help infants, primary and secondary
school teachers who would like to include more writing or films from Asia
in the curriculum, but are unsure what to choose. The collection includes
texts which deal with some aspect of life in Asia, relations between Asia
and the West and translations of works by Asian writers.
The first section includes texts written in English about life in Asia or
having a significant Asian theme. Such texts may increase a student's awareness
of Asia or their knowledge of Asia in a way which is interesting and accessible.
They may be used to introduce students to new and different cultures and
can be read or studied as part of a wider reading program or text study
in English for their own sake, or used in history, social studies or comparative
The second section lists Asian literature translated into English and texts
written in English by Asian writers. A large number of writers from India,
Japan and South East Asia write in English rather than their first language
to reach a western audience. Several now live in Britain, the USA or Australia,
but have been listed as Asian writers since this more accurately reflects
the seminal influences on their work and manner of expression.
Both sections are divided into material suitable for junior readers in Years
5 to 9 and senior readers in Years 10 to 12.
Another section lists books for very young readers from pre-school to Year
4. Also included is a brief list of films of interest to teachers of Asian
literature or culture together with their censorship classification.
To make the bibliography easier to use, texts are indexed alphabetically
and by country of origin.
Thoughtfully compiled all entries are concisely annotated. This publication
will save hours and hours of work for interested teachers with not enough
minutes in the day.
The Orange Blossom Festival
A Study for the Future
Author: 3rd Year Marketing Management Group
ISBN: 0 646 26631 4
Publisher: 3rd Year Marketing Management Group
Address: Baulkham Hills College of TAFE, Baulkham Hills, NSW, 2153
To further their studies through the application of marketing principles
in real life, the 3rd Year Marketing Management Group of the Baulkham Hills
College of TAFE undertook a three year study into the Baulkham Hills Orange
The festival has been an annual occurrence for the past 25 years and the
aim of this study was to identify consumer demands and promotional opportunities
aimed at improving festival attendance.
The report concludes that the community emphatically believes the festival
is of interest for reasons of community involvement and entertainment.
Festival attendance has been falling off and the high levels of community
involvement that were achieved in the eighties have not been maintained.
This proposal outlines a marketing plan designed at reinvigorating the festival,
maximising community participation and aiming for increased attendance.
It argues that unless the interest of the young members of the community
can be ignited, the festival will face extinction.
Entomology in New South Wales, 1790 - 1990
Author: C E Chadwick
ISBN: 0 646 143 89 7
Publisher: Society for Insect Studies
Address: Entomology Dept, Australian Museum, College St, Sydney, NSW, 2000
This slender reference book covers the history of entomology in New
South Wales and where the study of entomology is at present.
It is not intended to rival more lavish productions but to be used as an
introduction to them. With this under your wing, you will be able to find
what you need to read next - whether your interest be Indigenous representations
of bogong moths in bark paintings, which insects were drawn by the convicted
forger, Thomas Watling, for John White, or to whose work you might look
for information on the entomology of the Blue Mountains, Broken Hill, Warrumbungle
or Wee Jasper areas.
The volume includes a brief history of entomological exploration; a summary
of the work of entomologists, Maclaay, Masters, Froggatt and Nicholson;
a listing by year of publication of entomological literature; a listing
of entomological societies; a listing of entomological literature by place
name; a listing of centres of instruction and research including entomologists
on staff past and present and a topic and author index.
The Society for Insect Studies commenced its activities at a meeting held
at the Australian Museum in 1989. Its main objective is to promote an interest
in insects and other terrestrial anthropods through lectures, demonstrations,
excursions and the production of literary material. Meetings are held at
the Australian Museum and interested people are welcome.
Kelver Hartley: A Memoir
Author: Kenneth R Dutton
ISBN: 0 646 25963 6
Publisher: The Harley Bequest Programme
Address: University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, 2238
"The millionaire professor who lived in a $25 a week room"
as he was dubbed when he died in 1988, was Professor of French at the University
of Newcastle from 1965 until his retirement in 1969. Having lived his last
years to all intents a pauper, he willed a $2 million Bequest to the University
of Newcastle which annually provides for a number of students to enjoy his
own life long passion - the study of French. The bequest which enables students
to undertake part of their degree course in France is a unique and lasting
testament to the life of an exceptional man.
This memorial volume, edited by Professor K.R. Dutton (Hartley's successor
and initial Director of the Hartley Bequest Program) includes a biographical
sketch of Kelver Hartley, reminiscences by some of his former students and
colleagues and an extract from his creative writing.
Kelver Hartley's private life was maintained so privately that a biography
has not been attempted, "rather a "biographical sketch",
which restricts itself to outlining the main events of his life, at least
as far as they are available to external scrutiny. The chief area I have
left unexplored is perhaps the most important of all - that of his psychology
and motivation . . . I have left the nature of his inner world to be inferred
from both the events of his life and, more particularly, the insights of
those who knew him well."
Complemented by often extremely well written memoirs from students and colleagues,
the whole presents a fascinating and unique story.
What Kelver Hartley was was different person to person but what is common
is the love for French that he passed on to his students, and their fascination
with who this mystery man might really be.
"He was easily the most seriously quixotic teacher I ever loved, because
he planned his effect on students so well, beginning with mannerisms and
ending with content," writes Helen Gordon, a student who became a passionate
teacher of French.
He influenced Gordon's view of what a teacher should and should not be.
"When I became a French teacher, confident - as one could be in those
days of certainties - that I knew the language well, my first concern was
to attract students to knowledge - silly knowledge, quaint knowledge, queer
knowledge, any old knowledge with a bearing on France and the French. My
second was to maintain the power and protection of a little distance, a
little mystery - a concern which is still of use. My third and ultimate
concern was to show students that I cared about perfection, even if I couldn't
achieve it. This is, I think, the value Kelver died for: a wish to help
the University of Newcastle achieve a quality of French teaching as far
removed as possible from swimming on table-tops." (With derision, Kelver
had revealed to Newcastle students that as a teacher at Sydney Boys' High
School, he and his class had been taught to swim lying face-down on tables
in the school hall.)
"Kelver Hartley gave a new meaning to the term eccentric. . . (He)
seemed in many ways like a fictional construct, a storybook caricature come
to life. . .which perhaps explains why he held such fascination for his
students," explains Lance Donaldson-Evans, currently Professor of French
in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania,
in his memoir "Kelver the Unforgettable".
Donaldson-Evans goes on to explain that whatever his shortcomings, he "was
a man totally committed to his profession. Even if he did not directly inspire
his students to literary studies, he managed to recruit an extraordinarily
gifted faculty and to a run a department which inspired a surprising number
of vocations in the academic world. If not precisely a Leader, he was certainly
a Facilitator and his great, if well-hidden, affection for the students
of Newcastle University is confirmed by the fact that he worked so hard
for them after his retirement."
Leaving Newcastle University with his retirement entitlements in folding
cash in a suitcase, he dedicated the next two decades to his grand obsession,
turning that $30,000 into a one million dollar bequest. Having achieved
this, he saw the October '87 stock market crash reduce his portfolio of
investments to $950,000.
With the death of Grahame Jones, his closest and possibly only friend in
December of that year and his own health failing, he wrote to the university
advising that he was to enter hospital, was unlikely to come out again and
that his estate would be left to the university to found a prize in French.
His affairs in order, he settled down to await the final drowsiness that
the combined effect of whiskey and barbiturates must bring, dying in his
little room in Glebe before the university's letter of acknowledgement and
By the time due process had been brought to bear on his bequest, the amount
left to the university had grown to $2 million.
Whatever his shortcomings, those he perceived, and those others perceived,
Kelver Hartley achieved a magnificent legacy, the results of obsession and
generosity that will provide benefits for generations and generations of
From German to English 1952-1995 -
Compiled by Demetrios Douramanis
A Bibliography of Primary Literature
ISBN: 0 646 25815 X
Publisher: Demetrios Douramanis
Address: Department of General Philosophy, University of Sydney, NSW, 2006
The purpose of this bibliography is to offer the English-speaking reader
a convenient and comprehensive guide to the translated works of contemporary
German philosopher and social theorist, Jurgen Habermas.
Douramanis comments that his decision to adopt this particular bibliographic
format "stems from an interest in accounting for the differences between
Habermas's German and English language books. We in the English speaking
world have had, to say the least, an inconsistent reception of Habermas's
works. This being the case, the reader will be able to appreciate in what
form/context and in what order German readers received these works and also
recognise the stages in the development of Habermas's political, sociological
and philosophical thought."
Review of Workplace English Language and Literacy Programme
Author: Pauline Baylis
ISBN: 0 642 18892 0
Address: GPO Box 9880, Canberra, ACT, 2600
The findings of the post implementation review of the Workplace English
Language and Literacy Program (WELL program) find in brief that the program
has been meeting its objectives and as a result has considerably developed
the field of workplace English language and literacy training in the first
three years of its operation.
As with many of initiatives of the Federal Government under the Working
Nation plan, WELL seeks a collaboration between the private sector, training
providers, unions and government assistance.
As an educated workforce is essential for the development of the nation,
the understanding of a common language and literacy skills must underpin
any training program. Without both, training becomes difficult if not impratical
or impossible. So the findings of this report are important for the economic
and social development of Australia. The review provides an illuminating
examination of the programs outcomes as well as an interesting insight into
the methodology underpinning the construction and implementation of the
Principles of Financial Management
Author: Samantala Hettihews
ISBN: 0 646 25396 4
Publisher: Woomers Publishers
Address: 7 Menus Place, Rose Meadow, NSW, 2560
Designed for use in introductory corporate finance courses at undergraduate
level, it also has application for preliminary preparations by post graduate
Previous knowledge of finance is not assumed as it is intended for use by
finance majors and non-majors alike. However, knowledge of basic accounting
principles and basic algebra are assumed. It is written from an Australian
Its purpose is to explain concepts and practices of corporate finance and
the main concern throughout the text is financial decision making.
An overview of corporate finance is given in the introduction with consideration
given to financial statements. Principles of valuation are explained with
their applications to capital budgeting. Investment decisions and financing
decisions are considered in the long and short term. Specific managerial
finance topics are covered such as mergers, bankruptcy, investment banking,
securities and international finance.
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