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An Investigation Of The Stability Of A Literacy Variable Over Time: Implications For Standards Monitoring, Siek Khoo, Geoff Masters Aug 2012

An Investigation Of The Stability Of A Literacy Variable Over Time: Implications For Standards Monitoring, Siek Khoo, Geoff Masters

Prof Geoff Masters AO

No abstract provided.


Meeting The Challenges Of Short Response Items In The Queensland Core Skills Test: A Report On The 1991 Pilot Study, Gabrielle Matters Nov 1991

Meeting The Challenges Of Short Response Items In The Queensland Core Skills Test: A Report On The 1991 Pilot Study, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

This report describes the experiences of the Board of Senior Secondary School Studies in implementing a subtest consisting of test items in short response mode in the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test. Following initial developmental stages, the Board conducted a pilot study of short response items (SRIs) in 1991. This report describes the processes by which SRIs were created and refined. It also discusses how the items to be included in the pilot test were selected, sequenced and presented in the final paper. Details are provided on the administration of the test on a trial population outside of Queensland, and ...


Counselor Impact On College Choice, Charles G. Eberly, Richard G. Johnson, Norman R. Stewart Oct 1991

Counselor Impact On College Choice, Charles G. Eberly, Richard G. Johnson, Norman R. Stewart

Charles G. Eberly

Determines the school counselors' impact on students' college choice. Design of questionnaire used in the survey; Distribution of time when students planned for college education; Mean ratings of college choice factors by sex and race.


Gender, Race And Class Equity Issues In The University Curriculum., Sheldon Rothman, P Nightingale Jun 1991

Gender, Race And Class Equity Issues In The University Curriculum., Sheldon Rothman, P Nightingale

Dr Sheldon Rothman

This paper discusses the first stage of the Curriculum/Equity Project, via the University of New South Wales. The project is examining the university curriculum in commerce, mathematics, science and engineering to see if students are disadvantaged because of their gender, race or class, and to suggest appropriate curriculum revision to increase the success and improve the university's retention of women, Aborigines, and other students from traditionally underrepresented groups.


An Investigation Of The Stability Of A Literacy Variable Over Time: Implications For Standards Monitoring, Siek Khoo, Geoff Masters Mar 1991

An Investigation Of The Stability Of A Literacy Variable Over Time: Implications For Standards Monitoring, Siek Khoo, Geoff Masters

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

No abstract provided.


Strategic Planning In Academe, Frank Cortez Flores Mar 1991

Strategic Planning In Academe, Frank Cortez Flores

Frank Cortez Flores

American higher education has been in a state of transition and upheaval since the founding of Harvard College in 1636, which is generally credited with the beginning of higher education in America. However, in an era of rapidly accelerating change, higher educational institutions today are confronted with a crisis of purpose, erosion of traditional values, declining public support, increasing competition for scarce resources, demands for accountability and a struggle for survival. At no time in the history of American higher education has it been more important for decision makers in colleges and universities to understand the dynamics of strategic planning ...


The Deanship: A Dimension Of Academic Leadership, Frank Cortez Flores Mar 1991

The Deanship: A Dimension Of Academic Leadership, Frank Cortez Flores

Frank Cortez Flores

The description in the literature of effective academic leaders is that these leaders are trustworthy, have a clear vision of their school's future, and are able to inspire a shared vision among divergent individuals and groups (Bennis and Norris, 1985). According to Dibden (1968), academic deans are concerned with the effective functioning of an educational unit, promoting scholarship among faculty, facilitating the development of academic programs that expand the intellect of students, and managing the academic budget. A prime assumption of this brief study is, arguably, as the chief administrative officer in an academic program, the dean is essential ...


Fund Raising In American Higher Education, Frank Cortez Flores Mar 1991

Fund Raising In American Higher Education, Frank Cortez Flores

Frank Cortez Flores

Philanthropic support of American higher education has a long tradition and the largest portion of that philanthropy has historically been directed to private institutions. However, both public and private higher educational institutions are confronted with serious questions concerning their financial stability. These institutions are considering alternative sources of funds. Therefore, it is important to investigate and analyze methods of increasing philanthropy to American higher education.


Secondary School Size And Teacher Specialization, Phil Mckenzie Feb 1991

Secondary School Size And Teacher Specialization, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


Regulation Of Connexin32 And Connexin43 Mrna And Protein During Neural Development, Daniel Belliveau, G. Kidder, C. Naus Dec 1990

Regulation Of Connexin32 And Connexin43 Mrna And Protein During Neural Development, Daniel Belliveau, G. Kidder, C. Naus

Daniel J. Belliveau

No abstract provided.


Assessing Achievement In Australian Schools, Geoff Masters Dec 1990

Assessing Achievement In Australian Schools, Geoff Masters

Prof Geoff Masters AO

This paper considers the educational and technical feasibility of introducing a comprehensive system of student performance measures which will allow valid and reliable national and international comparisons. The conclusion reached is that a useful system of student performance measures can be established in this country, and some specific recommendations are made for the implementation of such a system. But the discussion that follows also contains important caveats and warnings. Difficulties in establishing valid and reliable measures of student achievement are not to be underestimated. Many education systems, particularly large systems in Europe and the United States which have had performance ...


Factors Influencing Reading Achievement At The 14-Year-Old Level In 15 Educational Systems, Petra Lietz Dec 1990

Factors Influencing Reading Achievement At The 14-Year-Old Level In 15 Educational Systems, Petra Lietz

Dr Petra Lietz

This thesis investigates student factors influencing reading achievement at the 14 year old level in a cross national comparison of 15 educational systems. It involves secondary analyses of data collected in the 1970-71 Reading Comprehension Study, which was undertaken by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. The previous research into student background factors influencing reading achievement beyond the initial stages of schooling is reviewed and the research questions are operationalised. This is followed by a description of the data set employed to investigate the research questions. The underlying conceptual framework from which a model of individual student ...


Telling The Whole Story : Assessing Achievement In English, Marion Meiers, R Mcgregor Dec 1990

Telling The Whole Story : Assessing Achievement In English, Marion Meiers, R Mcgregor

Marion Meiers

The development of literacy is a responsibility shared by all teachers, in all curriculum areas. This book focuses on the development and achievement of competency in English, across all years of schooling. Part 1 offers a rationale for a responsive approach to assessment in English. A range of contexts representing the kinds of classroom experiences which promote the development of language competency and where students show significant signs of becoming effective makers and users of language is described. The third chapter describes the planning and management of an active learning context in one English classroom. Part 2 looks specifically at ...


Participation By Disadvantaged Young People In Postcompulsory Education And Training, John Ainley, Phil Mckenzie Dec 1990

Participation By Disadvantaged Young People In Postcompulsory Education And Training, John Ainley, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


Differences Among High Schools In Their Influence On Students To Stay Beyond The Minimum Leaving Age, John Ainley, J Foreman, Michael Sheret Dec 1990

Differences Among High Schools In Their Influence On Students To Stay Beyond The Minimum Leaving Age, John Ainley, J Foreman, Michael Sheret

Dr John Ainley

No abstract provided.


Australian Teachers' Careers, Rupert Maclean, Phil Mckenzie Dec 1990

Australian Teachers' Careers, Rupert Maclean, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

Teaching is an occupation that currently faces many difficulties. There is widespread concern among teachers about their occupational status, the demands of being a teacher, and the career rewards that teaching provides. The condition of teaching and the teaching service are also matters of intense public debate. This book contributes to this debate through a comprehensive examination of Australian teachers' careers. It discusses: the sociological, economic and historical contexts of teaching as an occupation; emerging issues and problems with regard to women teachers' careers, the ageing of the teaching force, teaching in rural schools, careers in Catholic and independent schools ...


The Effect Of Computer Use On The Process Writing Of Learning Disabled Students, John W. Hill Dec 1990

The Effect Of Computer Use On The Process Writing Of Learning Disabled Students, John W. Hill

John W. Hill

No abstract provided.