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Developing The Academy In Vietnam: An Investigation Of The Formation Of Academic Identity By University Lecturers In Vietnam, Thi Kim Anh Le Jan 2016

Developing The Academy In Vietnam: An Investigation Of The Formation Of Academic Identity By University Lecturers In Vietnam, Thi Kim Anh Le

Theses

Vietnam’s higher education system is developing rapidly in a context of high expectations for its contribution to the social and economic advancement of the nation. A select group of leading, research-oriented universities are expected to play an important role in this process by connecting Vietnam with international knowledge networks and associated academic standards. This investigation was prompted by a need identified to document both the state of academic culture at these institutions and the influences contributing to the development of a strong sense of academic identity.

An ethnographic investigation of academic culture and academic identity at four of these ...


Places That Matter : An Exploration Of Adolescents' Valued Places, Spaces And Nature Connections, Helen Elizabeth Widdop Quinton Jan 2015

Places That Matter : An Exploration Of Adolescents' Valued Places, Spaces And Nature Connections, Helen Elizabeth Widdop Quinton

Theses

This study explores the role of place and nature in adolescents’ lives using a child-framed methodology. Teenage research partners from two very different contexts – Melbourne’s affluent Western modernity and India’s less-privileged rural Eastern Himalayan region - contributed their insiders’ perspective to the research. Place choices and engagements were primarily governed by the adolescent’s developmental imperatives in combination with the dominant individualistic or collectivist values of their context. Despite a marked contrast in the position of nature in the adolescents’ lives between the two contexts, a nature connectedness-wellbeing effect was evident and a pedagogical model to capitalise on this ...


A Critical Examination Of Food Technology, Innovation And Teacher Education : A Technacy Genre Theory Perspective, Angela Frances Turner Jan 2012

A Critical Examination Of Food Technology, Innovation And Teacher Education : A Technacy Genre Theory Perspective, Angela Frances Turner

Theses

There are many and varied forces that shape food technology curriculum, but two that emerge as significant and of specific interest to this research are the perceptions of food technology education and economic trends that influence food technology. The broad goal was to examine the extent to which food technology in secondary schooling is well placed to meet emerging policy and economic demand for food innovation expertise in the industry. With both the school sector and the professional sector each asserting that their respective perceptions of Food Technology was correct, a method for clarifying and classifying the nature of the ...


Feeling Glad And Proud: Children In Rural Vietnam Have A Say About Learning, Renata Phelps, Nhung Ha Thi Tuyet Jan 2010

Feeling Glad And Proud: Children In Rural Vietnam Have A Say About Learning, Renata Phelps, Nhung Ha Thi Tuyet

School of Education

This book is the result of a collaborative research project between ChildFund Australia and the Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University, Australia. The research aimed to better understand:

1.Vietnamese children's views and experiences of learning and primary schooling in rural and remote communities (within the district of Na Ri, Bac Kan province);

2.how their views about learning and education might inform the development of future quality, basic education provided in a safe and stimulating environment; and

3.the ethical and methodological issues involved in undertaking culturally appropriate research in Vietnam that incorporates children's ...


Vietnamese Children’S Perspectives On Learning And The Provision Of Primary School Education Within The Rural Na Ri District In Vietnam: Consolidated Report On A Pilot Project, Renata Phelps, Anne Graham Jan 2010

Vietnamese Children’S Perspectives On Learning And The Provision Of Primary School Education Within The Rural Na Ri District In Vietnam: Consolidated Report On A Pilot Project, Renata Phelps, Anne Graham

School of Education

Background to the research This research was initiated by ChildFund Australia as part of its increased commitment to research that enhances knowledge of children’s experience, builds organisational expertise and contributes to improved effectiveness in aid operations. The research is a collaboration between ChildFund Australia and the Centre for Children and Young People (CCYP) at Southern Cross University, Australia.


The E-Guide: Effective, Efficient Evaluation In Education, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham Jan 2010

The E-Guide: Effective, Efficient Evaluation In Education, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham

School of Education

Opportunities often arise for School of Education academics to develop research links with local schools, usually through requests for help with program evaluations (eg: 'we need to find out whether program X works so we can seek more funding'). It is likely these requests will increase over coming years, as at least 85 schools in the SCU footprint will receive 4-years substantial additional funding through COAG’s National Partnership on Low Socioeconomic Status School Communities, which will be rolled out over the next three years. Unlike the associated National Partnership on Literacy & Numeracy, the Low-SES Partnership allows schools considerable scope ...


Preferences Of First-Time Expectant Mothers For Care Of Their Child: I Wouldn’T Leave Them Somewhere That Made Me Feel Insecure, Wendy Anne Boyd, Karen J. Thorpe, Collette Patria Tayler Jan 2010

Preferences Of First-Time Expectant Mothers For Care Of Their Child: I Wouldn’T Leave Them Somewhere That Made Me Feel Insecure, Wendy Anne Boyd, Karen J. Thorpe, Collette Patria Tayler

School of Education

Australia has witnessed a continual increase in maternal employment over the past two decades, which places focus on both supply of childcare and a demand for high-quality care. This study examined childcare preferences regarding the return to paid work of 124 Australian women who were expecting their first child. In contrast with most studies that have retrospective designs, the design of this study presents the perspectives of women prior to the birth of their first child – that is, before they have made a final decision about child care. This study found that the majority (78 per cent) of the women ...


Vietnamese Children’S Perspectives On Learning And The Provision Of Primary School Education Within The Rural Na Ri District In Vietnam: Pilot Project Report, Renata Phelps, Anne Graham Jan 2010

Vietnamese Children’S Perspectives On Learning And The Provision Of Primary School Education Within The Rural Na Ri District In Vietnam: Pilot Project Report, Renata Phelps, Anne Graham

School of Education

Developing countries face an urgent imperative to improve the equity, quality, relevance and authenticity of their education provision. This is critical if they are to develop a literate but also creative and innovative population to support their continued economic development. In recent years, Vietnam has been making remarkable progress in alleviating poverty and inequality. However, with 41% of its population under the age of 18, Vietnam faces considerable challenges in educating its children. Vietnam’s traditional educational practices, like those of other Asian countries, are curriculum driven and focus predominantly on rote memorisation, passive learning approaches and print-based knowledge from ...


The Economic Value Of Southern Cross University On The Lismore Region Economy: An Input-Output Analysis: Report To Vice-Chancellor And President Of Southern Cross University, Lucy Walsh, Simon J. Wilde, Jeremy Buultjens, Stephen Mason Jan 2009

The Economic Value Of Southern Cross University On The Lismore Region Economy: An Input-Output Analysis: Report To Vice-Chancellor And President Of Southern Cross University, Lucy Walsh, Simon J. Wilde, Jeremy Buultjens, Stephen Mason

Southern Cross Business School

No abstract provided.


Developing Female Middle Managers In Australian Universities, Michelle Wallace, Teresa Marchant Jan 2009

Developing Female Middle Managers In Australian Universities, Michelle Wallace, Teresa Marchant

Southern Cross Business School

Universities should be developing female middle-managers for reasons of gender balance (Aitkin in The Last Boilerhouse Address, Canberra University ), the skills shortage, pending mass retirements (Chesterman in Not doable jobs?’ Exploring senior women’s attitudes to leadership roles in universities. Women’s Higher Education Network Conference, Bolton, ) and sustainable, post-bureaucratic organizations (Kira and Forslin in J Organ Change Manage 21(1): 76–91, ). Investigating the learning and development of women managers is timely. Research assumes that women in academe have the qualifications, experience and skills for management. Is this the case? The paper provides the first national demographic and development ...


Sharing Quality Resources For Teaching And Learning: A Peer Review Model For The Altc Exchange In Australia, Geraldine Lefoe, Robyn Philip, Meg O'Reilly, Dominique Parrish Jan 2009

Sharing Quality Resources For Teaching And Learning: A Peer Review Model For The Altc Exchange In Australia, Geraldine Lefoe, Robyn Philip, Meg O'Reilly, Dominique Parrish

Centre for Teaching and Learning

The ALTC Exchange (formerly the Carrick Exchange), is a national repository and networking service for Australian higher education. The Exchange was designed to provide access to a repository of shared learning and teaching resources, work spaces for team members engaged in collaborative projects, and communication and networking services. The Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) established the Exchange for those who teach, manage and lead learning and teaching in higher education. As part of the research conducted to inform the development of the Exchange, models for peer review of educational resources were evaluated. For this, a design based research approach ...


Assessment: A Tool For Transition: A Collaborative Presentation, Janet A. Taylor, Annah Healy Jan 2009

Assessment: A Tool For Transition: A Collaborative Presentation, Janet A. Taylor, Annah Healy

Centre for Teaching and Learning

It is probably accepted that assessment in Higher Education creates the stepping stones to graduation and must be acknowledged as a whole of course agenda (Boud, 2007; Sadler, 2007; Torrance, 2007). Assessment is a value-laden activity designed to prepare students for employment with a key focus on measuring the quality of their work. So what? Most academics would agree with the generic description, but this is not the issue. It is rather that, traditionally, unit developers create assessment on the basis of content to measure achievement. It is rarely designed in relation to the particular needs of first year students ...


The Internationalisation Of Malaysian Private Higher Education Institutions For Increasing Higher Education Exports, James Chin Lik Nga Jan 2009

The Internationalisation Of Malaysian Private Higher Education Institutions For Increasing Higher Education Exports, James Chin Lik Nga

Theses

This research focused on the internationalisation of Malaysian private higher education institutions for increasing their higher education exports. Largely exploratory, this research used a combination of inductive and deductive approaches.

The emergence of the knowledge economy is creating massive demands for internationally recognised tertiary education qualifications and has made transnational higher education a major and thriving export industry. Higher educational institutions are emphasising on the internationalisation of higher education for increasing international enrolments by conducting offshore programmes through overseas branch campuses, twinning and franchised arrangements.

The Malaysian Government, aiming to increase its exports of higher education, has a target of ...


Lismore Communities For Children Initiative: Lismore Let's Read Feedback Summary (Round 1), Sallie Newell Jan 2008

Lismore Communities For Children Initiative: Lismore Let's Read Feedback Summary (Round 1), Sallie Newell

School of Education

About Lismore Let's Read Lismore Let’s Read is part of the Lismore Communities for Children initiative, which is facilitated by YWCA NSW, with funding from the Australian government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy. It is administered and proactively promoted by Lismore and Goonellabah librarians and the Rotary Club of Lismore. The Lismore Let’s Read program received total funding of $30,000 (August 2005 – June 2008) and aims to encourage families to read to their very young children. Key elements of the strategy include: • giving one of four age-tailored Let's Read bags to all children aged ...


Goonellabah Transition Program: 'Walking Together, Learning Together': Final Evaluation Report, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham Jan 2008

Goonellabah Transition Program: 'Walking Together, Learning Together': Final Evaluation Report, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham

School of Education

Extensive national and international research from many different fields has consistently demonstrated the critical importance of children's early life experiences and circumstances on their subsequent development and wellbeing throughout their lives. There is clear evidence that well-founded, well-implemented prevention and early intervention programs, starting early in life, can improve young children’s cognitive, social and emotional functioning. This results in a positive influence on their readiness to learn in the school setting and improves educational, social, emotional and health outcomes throughout their lives. Cost-effectiveness analyses have shown that such programs more than pay for themselves, by reducing the later ...


Problematising “Good” Hdr Supervision: A Case Study Of An International Pilot Of A On-Line Hdr Supervisor Professional Development Program, Peter Miller Jan 2007

Problematising “Good” Hdr Supervision: A Case Study Of An International Pilot Of A On-Line Hdr Supervisor Professional Development Program, Peter Miller

Southern Cross Business School

There has been considerable discussion in higher degree research (HDR) literature about what constitutes ‘good’ HDR Supervision. The discussion, consciously or unconsciously explores other questions such as ‘What is Research?’ and ‘What is Supervision?’ and in doing so reveals multiple constructs and dissonance across the terrain. The author of this paper has concluded that a curriculum for Higher Degree Research supervision must therefore adopt a constructivist stance in order to portray these multiple possible meanings for ‘good’ research supervision. An Australian university, in an effort to develop an on-line professional development program for its doctoral research supervisors found that it ...


Exemplary Practitioner Research In Management: Ten Studies From Southern Cross University's Dba Program, Peter Miller, Gita Sankaran Jan 2007

Exemplary Practitioner Research In Management: Ten Studies From Southern Cross University's Dba Program, Peter Miller, Gita Sankaran

Southern Cross Business School

These studies cover a range of research methodologies, from quantitative to grounded theory and action research, and are set in diverse fields and industries, therefore they can serve as models in a variety of contexts. Each study is accompanied by the researcher’s retrospective and supervisor’s comments to enhance understanding of the strengths, challenges and limitations involved in empirical research. Southern Cross University’s DBA program is one of the largest and most successful in the Asia-Pacific region, widely acknowledged for the rigour and quality of its research and for its relevance to modern business practice in a globally ...


A Happy, Healthy Mob: Raising Confident Resilient Jarjums, Debra Rhodes, Sallie Newell Jan 2007

A Happy, Healthy Mob: Raising Confident Resilient Jarjums, Debra Rhodes, Sallie Newell

School of Education

In Aboriginal families our kinship is strong. We learn our parenting and social knowledge from each other; from stories that we get from our mothers and aunties. It is a new idea to learn these things from books. Raising children is not an easy job. No training manual comes with children so we all learn as we go. This book is a tool for families who have children in the early childhood group of 0-5 years. In this book we have included parenting ideas and information around building your jarjum’s self esteem and self worth. Confident, resilient and happy ...


My Family (By Children Of Lismore & Goonellabah), Sallie Newell Jan 2007

My Family (By Children Of Lismore & Goonellabah), Sallie Newell

School of Education

Welcome to this unique, local book featuring young children’s pictures and thoughts about their families. We were quite overwhelmed by the response to our invitation for pictures - with about 120 entries received. Unfortunately, we couldn’t fit them all into this book, but every contribution we received was exhibited throughout National Families Week (14-18 May, 2007). We sincerely thank all the children, families and early childhood service providers (Beanies Playgroup, Care Ring, Family Day Care, Friends, Gingerbread House, Goonellabah Preschool, Lismore Preschool, Me & My House and Parish Centre Preschool) who took the time to submit pictures.

As you’ll ...


Goonellabah Transition Program 'Walking Together, Learning Together: Interim Evaluation Report, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham Jan 2007

Goonellabah Transition Program 'Walking Together, Learning Together: Interim Evaluation Report, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham

School of Education

Rationale & Background National and international evidence Extensive national and international research from many different fields has consistently demonstrated the critical importance of children's early life experiences and circumstances on their subsequent development and wellbeing throughout their lives. There is clear evidence that well-founded, well-implemented prevention and early intervention programs, starting early in life, can improve young children’s cognitive, social and emotional functioning. This results in a positive influence on their readiness to learn in the school setting and improves educational, social, emotional and health outcomes throughout their lives. Cost-effectiveness analyses have shown that such programs more than pay ...


Box Ridge Transition To School Program 1999-2003: Evaluation Report., Donna Lloyd, Kimberlii Austen-Baker, Sallie A. Newell, Denise Hughes, Uta C. Dietrich Jan 2007

Box Ridge Transition To School Program 1999-2003: Evaluation Report., Donna Lloyd, Kimberlii Austen-Baker, Sallie A. Newell, Denise Hughes, Uta C. Dietrich

School of Education

This report consists of two sections. Section 1 provides an overview of the Box Ridge Transition to School Program. Section 2 highlights the results of interviews conducted with: � parents/carers whose children attended the program between 1999 and 2003, and � staff of both the Box Ridge Transition to School Program and Coraki Primary School. The Box Ridge Transition to School Program (BRTTSP), were identified as needing a more structured, multidisciplinary and intensive program pre-Kindergarten. Consequently, the BRTTSP was developed to support children and their families, in the year prior to the commencement of school, to transition from a home and ...


Catholic Education Office Mental Wellbeing Project: Review Of 2006 Funding Round, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham Jan 2007

Catholic Education Office Mental Wellbeing Project: Review Of 2006 Funding Round, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham

School of Education

ABOUT THE MENTAL WELLBEING PROJECT The Catholic Education Office, Lismore Diocese, established the Mental Wellbeing Project with the aim of helping their school communities to better respond to and support the emotional and social wellbeing needs of their students and families. In 2006, almost $850,000 were distributed between the 44 schools in the Lismore Diocese. Acknowledging that students’ mental wellbeing can be enhanced through a wide variety of ways, schools were encouraged to review the needs and strengths of their students, families and staff to decide the best way to invest their Mental Wellbeing Project funding.


Murwillumbah Communities For Children Initiative: Baseline Community-Level Survey Results, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham Jan 2007

Murwillumbah Communities For Children Initiative: Baseline Community-Level Survey Results, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham

School of Education

This report summarises the results from the baseline community-level surveys collected as part of the evaluation of the Murwillumbah Communities for Children initiative. The information from these surveys gives an impression of how families and early childhood workers were feeling in the early stages of the initiative – in relation to the main goals described below. Similar surveys will be collected towards the end of the initiative to allow an assessment of if, and how, things have changed for families with young children in and around Murwillumbah. About


Lismore Communities For Children Initiative: Interim Evaluation Report, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham Jan 2007

Lismore Communities For Children Initiative: Interim Evaluation Report, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham

School of Education

This report aims to give an overview about the planning, development and implementation (as at May 2007) of the Lismore Communities for Children initiative, overall and in relation to each of its strategies. It also presents results from the relevant community-level and strategy-specific evaluation activities – as at May 2007. As this is only an Interim Evaluation Report and limited followup data have yet been collected, most results are presented simply and with minimal interpretation. However, all data will be explored and critiqued in more depth in the Final Evaluation Report.


Community, Exchange And Diversity: The Carrick Exchange, Robyn Philip, Geraldine Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly, Dominique Parrish Jan 2007

Community, Exchange And Diversity: The Carrick Exchange, Robyn Philip, Geraldine Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly, Dominique Parrish

Centre for Teaching and Learning

The Carrick Exchange is a significant new online service that will provide communication and collaboration services, and learning and teaching resources across the Australian and international higher education sectors. The Carrick Exchange is sponsored by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. It is for those who teach, manage and lead learning and teaching in Australian higher education. The Carrick Exchange aims to provide access to quality learning materials and resources; information about new technologies and ideas that impact on teaching practice and student learning; opportunities for academic and support staff to network with others, comment on ...


Overview Of The 'Parenting Lismore's Way' Activities & Resources, Sallie Newell Jan 2007

Overview Of The 'Parenting Lismore's Way' Activities & Resources, Sallie Newell

School of Education

No abstract provided.


Update On The Evaluation Model And Progress For The Lismore And Murwillumbah Communities For Children Sites, Sallie Newell, Deb Mccarthy Sep 2006

Update On The Evaluation Model And Progress For The Lismore And Murwillumbah Communities For Children Sites, Sallie Newell, Deb Mccarthy

School of Education

No abstract provided.


The Economic Value Of Southern Cross University Campuses To Their Regional Economies: A Campus-Based Input-Output Analysis, Don Fuller, Simon J. Wilde Jan 2006

The Economic Value Of Southern Cross University Campuses To Their Regional Economies: A Campus-Based Input-Output Analysis, Don Fuller, Simon J. Wilde

Southern Cross Business School

This paper examines the economic impact of the three main regional campuses of Southern Cross University (SCU) on their immediate regions. These campuses are located at (1) Lismore, (2) Tweed Gold Coast and (3) Coffs Harbour. The immediate region has been defined as the Local Government Area of Lismore City for the Lismore campus, the Local Government Area of Tweed for the Tweed Gold Coast campus, and the Local Government Areas of Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca for the Coffs campus. These latter three local government areas form a collective community known as the Coffs Coast region.


Administrative And Academic Female, Middle Managers In Higher Education In Australia: Opportunities For Development, Michelle Wallace Jan 2006

Administrative And Academic Female, Middle Managers In Higher Education In Australia: Opportunities For Development, Michelle Wallace

Southern Cross Business School

No abstract provided.


Contact & Relocation: Focusing On The Children: Conference Report, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham, Judy Cashmore, Robyn Margaret Fitzgerald Jan 2006

Contact & Relocation: Focusing On The Children: Conference Report, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham, Judy Cashmore, Robyn Margaret Fitzgerald

School of Education

The conference theme reflects a key aim of Southern Cross University’s Centre for Children & Young People (CCYP). The CCYP aims to improve child and youth focused practice, particularly in regional areas, through interdisciplinary research, education and advocacy. The CCYP undertakes its work in close collaboration with relevant agencies and organisations to help ensure its activities are underpinned by a capacity building approach that results in improved knowledge and skills for practitioners working with children, young people and families. The conference program has been structured to provide delegates with opportunities throughout the day to engage in discussion with the speakers ...