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Lyon, Heather Isabel (1917 - 2008)

MBE, MACE, FACE

Born
17 March 1917
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Died
18 March 2008
Edithvale, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Educator

Summary

Pre-school teacher and educator Heather Lyon was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire on 11 June 1977 for her service to education.

Details

Events

1937
Awarded Diploma from Kindergarten Training College, Melbourne
1938 - 1941
Kindergarten teacher
1939
Awarded Advanced Diploma from Kindergarten Training College, Melbourne
1942 - 1944
Director of the Ada Mary A'Beckett Kindergarten at Fisherman's Bend
1944 - 1946
Awarded the Free Kindergarten Union Travelling Scholarship for overseas study
1946
Gained Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Columbia
1947 - 1951
Lecturer at the Kindergarten Training College in Kew
1948 - 1951
Vice-principal at the Kindergarten Training College in Kew
1952
Principal of the State College of Victoria Institute of Early Childhood Development (formerly Kindergarten Training College)
1952
Member of the Lyceum Club (Melbourne)
1953
Awarded the Queen's Coronation Medal
1958
Awarded the Fulbright/Smith Mundt Research Scholarship for study in the United States of America
1959
Member of the Australian College of Education (MACE)
c. 1960 - c. 1970
Member of the Committee on Training Volunteers for Youth Work with the YWCA
1968
Fellow of the Australian College of Education (FACE)
1973
Consultant to the New South Wales Teacher Education Board for accrediting pre-school courses
1973 - 1977
Foundation member for the Senate of the State College of Victoria
1974 - 1980
Member of the Zonta Club of Melbourne
1975
Member of the Accreditation Panel for the Western Australian Tertiary Education Commission to accredit Early Childhood courses at the Western Australia Institute of Technology
1975 - 1977
Member of the Victorian Standing Committee on Pre-School Child Development
1976
Member of the Premier's Committee on Equal Opportunity in Schools
11 June 1977
Appointed a Member of the British Empire
1978
Council member of the Graduate Association of the Institute of Early Childhood Development
1978
Member of the Church of England Kindergarten Council
1978 - 1981
Member of the State Enquiry into Teacher Education

Sources used to compile this entry: Lofthouse, Andrea (ed.), Who's Who of Australian Women, Methuen Australia, North Ryde (NSW), 1982, 504 pp. pps. 289-280..

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room

  • [Biographical cuttings on Heather Lyon, college principal]; National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Records of the Free Kindergarten Association of Victoria, Inc., 1908 - 1967, 83/121; Free Kindergarten Union of Victoria (1908 - ); The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Anne Heywood

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