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The Reading in the Victorian Classroom dataset was established in 2007. It provides information on the Victorian Readers, a series of school readers produced between 1927 and 1930 for schoolchildren in Victoria and used (with revisions) until the 1950s.

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y separately published work icon The 'Victorian Readers' Clare Bradford , 2008 St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2007 Z1773370 2008-2007 single work criticism

'The Victorian Readers subset profiles one important group of texts for Australian children. But the Victorian Readers have much in common with the Tasmanian Readers, the Queensland Readers and the Adelaide Readers: they were developed and used in state and independent schools in the decades following Federation; and they share many of the same components, since favourite texts were frequently recycled. To read these collections and to ponder on the socialising agendas evident in the selection and arrangement of excerpts and in the ways in which texts were modified, is to understand how these school readers positioned children as Australian subjects.' - author's conclusion


y separately published work icon The 'Victorian Readers' Clare Bradford , 2008 St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2007 Z1773370 2008-2007 single work criticism

'The Victorian Readers subset profiles one important group of texts for Australian children. But the Victorian Readers have much in common with the Tasmanian Readers, the Queensland Readers and the Adelaide Readers: they were developed and used in state and independent schools in the decades following Federation; and they share many of the same components, since favourite texts were frequently recycled. To read these collections and to ponder on the socialising agendas evident in the selection and arrangement of excerpts and in the ways in which texts were modified, is to understand how these school readers positioned children as Australian subjects.' - author's conclusion


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