All posts by Peter West

asic expertise is history and politics as they affect education. Masters in Education was in the politics of education, especially State Aid debates Doctoral thesis on the politics of education in Alberta. Spent sabbatical at ANU Humanities Research Unit and wrote book on history of masculinity in Australia since 1930s, Fathers, Sons and Lovers.( Finch 1996). Later book What Is the Matter with Boys? (Choice Books, 2002,Sydney.) Writes often for www.onlineopinion.com.au on wide range of current issues. Also for Herald, Age, Canberra Times.

How fatherhood is changing for the better

Traditionally, fathers were breadwinners and disciplinarians. Fathers taught their sons how to play football and encouraged their children to “buy a block of land”. I’ve been researching fatherhood for 25 years and, in the past, the traditional role of the father was manifest. But this is changing substantially. Today’s fathers are far more eager to […]

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