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Toward A National Approach To The Accreditation Of Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs: A Discussion Paper, Lawrence Ingvarson, A Elliott, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Phil Mckenzie May 2015

Toward A National Approach To The Accreditation Of Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs: A Discussion Paper, Lawrence Ingvarson, A Elliott, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

Report prepared Teaching Australia: Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.


National Assessment Program : Civics And Citizenship Years 6 And 10 Report 2004, Suzanne Mellor, John Ainley, Julian Fraillon, Nicole Wernert Jul 2013

National Assessment Program : Civics And Citizenship Years 6 And 10 Report 2004, Suzanne Mellor, John Ainley, Julian Fraillon, Nicole Wernert

Nicole Wernert

The National Civics and Citizenship Sample Assessment was conducted in October 2004 with 10,712 Year 6 students from 318 schools and 9,536 Year 10 students from 249 schools. At both year levels, a sample of schools was selected with a probability proportional to size and then a sample of up to two classrooms was selected at random from those schools. The sample design and procedures, the high response rates (more than 90 percent) and the low levels of exclusions ensured that there was very little bias in the sample. The assessment was representative of the elements identified in ...


Explaining Socioeconomic Inequalities In Student Achievement : The Role Of Home And School Factors, Gary Marks, John Cresswell, John Ainley Sep 2012

Explaining Socioeconomic Inequalities In Student Achievement : The Role Of Home And School Factors, Gary Marks, John Cresswell, John Ainley

Dr John Cresswell

This paper examines the extent that material, social, and cultural resources and schools account for the relationship between socioeconomic background and student achievement among 15-year-olds in 30 countries. Generally, cultural factors play a more important role in most countries although in a small minority of countries, material resources have a substantial impact. Most often, social resources have little impact. In many countries, educational differentiation - that is, school tracks and school types, and curriculum tracking within schools - mediates the relationship between socioeconomic background and student achievement. Countries with highly tracked systems tend to show stronger relationships. On average, over 60 percent ...


Attitudes To School, Educational Intentions And Participations, Siek Khoo, John Ainley Jul 2011

Attitudes To School, Educational Intentions And Participations, Siek Khoo, John Ainley

Dr John Ainley

No abstract provided.


Literacy In The First Three Years Of School : A Longitudinal Investigation, Marion Meiers, Siek Toon Khoo Jul 2011

Literacy In The First Three Years Of School : A Longitudinal Investigation, Marion Meiers, Siek Toon Khoo

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

The ACER Longitudinal Literacy and Numeracy Study (LLANS) was designed to follow the growth in literacy and numeracy of a single cohort of students across the years of primary school. A sample of 1000 students in 100 schools formed the cohort for the study, which commenced in 1999. A linked set of literacy assessment tasks focused on key aspects of literacy was developed for the LLANS. Assessment data collected across the years of primary school provided information needed to construct a long LLANS literacy scale covering the full range of proficiency. The scale was used to measure change and track ...


National Assessment Program : Civics And Citizenship Years 6 And 10 Report 2004, Suzanne Mellor, John Ainley, Julian Fraillon, Nicole Wernert Sep 2010

National Assessment Program : Civics And Citizenship Years 6 And 10 Report 2004, Suzanne Mellor, John Ainley, Julian Fraillon, Nicole Wernert

Julian Fraillon

The National Civics and Citizenship Sample Assessment was conducted in October 2004 with 10,712 Year 6 students from 318 schools and 9,536 Year 10 students from 249 schools. At both year levels, a sample of schools was selected with a probability proportional to size and then a sample of up to two classrooms was selected at random from those schools. The sample design and procedures, the high response rates (more than 90 percent) and the low levels of exclusions ensured that there was very little bias in the sample. The assessment was representative of the elements identified in ...


A Standards-Guided Professional Learning System, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Apr 2010

A Standards-Guided Professional Learning System, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

The authors note that teaching is almost alone among the professions in not having profession developed, profession wide standards and a related system of professional learning and certification to assist teachers to attain those standards. The authors argue the case for a standards guided professional learning system (SGPLS) designed to help teachers learn and grow and provide public assurances of the quality of work of those teachers who are able to meet the standards, assist in the development of career paths for teachers and teacher leaders that are based on the demonstration of excellent teaching. They discuss the essential components ...


Toward A National Approach To The Accreditation Of Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs: A Discussion Paper, Lawrence Ingvarson, A Elliott, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Phil Mckenzie Apr 2010

Toward A National Approach To The Accreditation Of Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs: A Discussion Paper, Lawrence Ingvarson, A Elliott, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Report prepared Teaching Australia: Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.


Estandares Profesionales De Practica Y Su Importancia Para La Ensenaza, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Apr 2010

Estandares Profesionales De Practica Y Su Importancia Para La Ensenaza, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

For more than three decades educators and policy makers in Australia have been interested in the development of professional standards for teachers. In recent years teacher associations in Australia have been developing their own standards to gain more influence over quality assurance in their profession. This paper aims to provide a broad overview of teaching standards and their use. It begins with an explanation of the idea of teaching standards, pointing out that standards are both statements about what is valued and tools for measurement. A distinction is drawn between ‘profession-wide’ teaching standards and standards developed by agencies like employers ...


Successful Youth Transitions: Insights From Longitudinal Data, Sheldon Rothman, Phil Mckenzie Jan 2010

Successful Youth Transitions: Insights From Longitudinal Data, Sheldon Rothman, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Sheldon Rothman

No abstract provided.


Graduate Course Experience 2005 : The Report Of The Course Experience Questionnaire, Hamish Coates, John Ainley, T Johnston, B Guthrie Jul 2009

Graduate Course Experience 2005 : The Report Of The Course Experience Questionnaire, Hamish Coates, John Ainley, T Johnston, B Guthrie

Dr John Ainley

This report analyses the course experience opinions of those students who completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an Australian university in 2004 and who responded to the 2005 Course experience Questionnaire. Several revisions have been incorporated into this report, such as a greater emphasis on results pertaining to postgraduate coursework degrees.


Graduate Course Experience 2006 : The Report Of The Course Experience Questionnaire, Hamish Coates, John Ainley, T Johnston, B Guthrie Jul 2009

Graduate Course Experience 2006 : The Report Of The Course Experience Questionnaire, Hamish Coates, John Ainley, T Johnston, B Guthrie

Dr John Ainley

This report analyses the course experience perceptions of those students who completed the requirements for a coursework degree from an Australian higher education institution in 2005 and who responded to the 2006 Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ). It is the 14th report in a series that began in 1993 but it may also be considered to be the 5th in a new series of reports on the expanded CEQ because the structure of the questionnaire since 2002 differs considerably from earlier versions. Several further revisions have been incorporated into this report, such as a greater emphasis on results pertaining to postgraduate ...


Common Data Set 2005-06, Kirk England Dec 2006

Common Data Set 2005-06, Kirk England

Office of Survey Research

Common Data Set


Factors Which Impact The Conduct Of Fifth Grade African-American Males, Derricka Bashetta Thomas Dec 2006

Factors Which Impact The Conduct Of Fifth Grade African-American Males, Derricka Bashetta Thomas

Dissertations

This study examines the factors that impact the conduct of fifth grade African- American male students who participated in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten (ECLS-K). The participants in this study are located throughout the United States of America. These students attend private and public schools. The data for this study were provided by the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES), a division of the U.S. Department of Education. The researcher utilized ECLS-K’s Public Use Data File and Electronic Codebook to create an SPSS syntax file in order to measure the factors that impact the conduct of fifth grade ...


Rising Competition For University In Melbourne And Its Impact On Disadvantaged Students, Daniel Edwards Nov 2006

Rising Competition For University In Melbourne And Its Impact On Disadvantaged Students, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Analysing Hierarchical Data With Multivariate Outcomes: Beyond Multilevel Regression Models, Siek Khoo Nov 2006

Analysing Hierarchical Data With Multivariate Outcomes: Beyond Multilevel Regression Models, Siek Khoo

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

Multilevel regression models are now well established and widely applied in analyses of hierarchical data – typically to account for variation in only one univariate response variable at level 1. However, many substantive research questions call for more complex models. For the analyses of hierarchical data with multivariate outcomes, multilevel mean and covariance structure modelling in the structural equation modelling framework offers great flexibility and modelling opportunities. This paper describes the basic concepts of two-level mean and covariance structure analysis of hierarchical data, and showcases application examples. The paper focuses on fitting possible models requiring multilevel applications and highlight: (a) the ...


Pisa – The Programme For International Student Assessment – An Overview, Ross Turner Nov 2006

Pisa – The Programme For International Student Assessment – An Overview, Ross Turner

Ross Turner

An overview of the PISA project is given in order to set a context for a consideration of the ways in which this large international assessment programme uses scientific measurement principles and techniques. The overview describes the goals of the project, its major organisational features (its participants, its procedures and organisational structure, its main implementation steps) and its major technical components (test design, test development, sampling, assessment operations, data scaling and analysis, and reporting). The ways in which measurement principles are used are interwoven with the discussion of the relevant technical components. The paper concludes with a detailed discussion of ...


The Teaching American History Project: An Assessment Of Student Performance, Lewis Karstensson, James E. Davis Nov 2006

The Teaching American History Project: An Assessment Of Student Performance, Lewis Karstensson, James E. Davis

Economics Faculty Publications

This study examines selected effects of a teaching program in American history on fifth grade students in the Elk Grove (California) Unified School District.


The Motion Picture Industry: Critical Issues In Practice, Current Research, And New Research Directions, Jehoshua Eliashberg, Anita Elberse Nov 2006

The Motion Picture Industry: Critical Issues In Practice, Current Research, And New Research Directions, Jehoshua Eliashberg, Anita Elberse

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

The motion picture industry has provided a fruitful research domain for scholars in marketing and other disciplines. The industry has high economic importance and is appealing to researchers because it offers both rich data that cover the entire product lifecycle for many new products and because it provides many unsolved “puzzles.” Although the amount of scholarly research in this area is rapidly growing, its impact on practice has not been as significant as in other industries (e.g., consumer packaged goods). In this article, we discuss critical practical issues for the motion picture industry, review existing knowledge on those issues ...


Involving University Science Faculty In The Preparation Of Teachers: The Call And The Challenge Of Participation, Philip I. Kramer Nov 2006

Involving University Science Faculty In The Preparation Of Teachers: The Call And The Challenge Of Participation, Philip I. Kramer

OARCA Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Investigación Académica Y Políticas Públicas En La Educación Superior: El Caso Mexicano De Pago Por Méritos, Imanol Ordorika, Mina Alejandra Navarro Nov 2006

Investigación Académica Y Políticas Públicas En La Educación Superior: El Caso Mexicano De Pago Por Méritos, Imanol Ordorika, Mina Alejandra Navarro

Imanol Ordorika

No abstract provided.


Western Alumni, Class Of 2005 - Spring 2006 Survey Findings, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Sara Jones, Richard Bulcroft, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark Nov 2006

Western Alumni, Class Of 2005 - Spring 2006 Survey Findings, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Sara Jones, Richard Bulcroft, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark

Office of Survey Research

Western’s first Alumni Survey was conducted in 1988; it’s development and administration was in response to the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HEC Board) requirement to survey graduates every biennially. Western was done so diligently and reliably since. Twenty years on, as academic concerns have changed, so has the survey; however, the original “fourteen common items” proscribed by the HEC Board have remained. Similarly, the administration of the survey adapted: from a paper-and-pencil only mail-out form to the current on-line and telephone method. Yet regardless of the type of administration, satisfactory response rates have been attained. The current report ...


A Pakistani Teacher Educator’S Self-Study Of Teaching Self-Study Research, Ayesha Bashiruddin Nov 2006

A Pakistani Teacher Educator’S Self-Study Of Teaching Self-Study Research, Ayesha Bashiruddin

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

This paper describes a teacher educator’s self-study of work with her M.Ed. students at a private international university in Pakistan. This systematic inquiry highlights changes and improvements in teaching drawn from experiences of practice based on autobiographies. Analysis shows that improvement in teaching came from the author’s learning through self-study. Analysis also reveals implications for teacher educators and teacher education in general.


Measuring Unprofessional Behavior During An 8-Station Osce, Mary L. Zanetti, Sarah M. Mcgee, Michele M. Carlin, Laura A. Sefton, Wendy L. Gammon, Eric J. Alper, Michele P. Pugnaire Nov 2006

Measuring Unprofessional Behavior During An 8-Station Osce, Mary L. Zanetti, Sarah M. Mcgee, Michele M. Carlin, Laura A. Sefton, Wendy L. Gammon, Eric J. Alper, Michele P. Pugnaire

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations



Standardized patients (SPs) are widely used in medical education but their use to assess professionalism is limited. This study investigated the utility of SPs assessing unprofessional behavior during an annual end of third year Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2006.


Meeting Challenges In Caring For Patients With Disabilities: An Interclerkship Course, Julie A. Jonassen, Susan V. Barrett, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Candace Cassin, Darlene M. O'Connor, Mai-Lan A. Rogoff, Martin H. Young Nov 2006

Meeting Challenges In Caring For Patients With Disabilities: An Interclerkship Course, Julie A. Jonassen, Susan V. Barrett, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Candace Cassin, Darlene M. O'Connor, Mai-Lan A. Rogoff, Martin H. Young

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations

Purpose: People with disabilities use healthcare services more than those without disabilities, yet healthcare systems often fail these individuals. Understanding the needs of those with physical and cognitive disabilities is crucial in providing them with appropriate healthcare. A one-day Interclerkship introduced third-year medical students to key challenges for physicians who care for disabled patients: (1) building trust and confidence, (2) communication, (3) anticipating secondary medical conditions, (4) appropriately modifying clinical encounters, and (5) identifying appropriate community resources.

Methodology: Essential elements of patient-centered care for disabled individuals were presented in plenary sessions. In small groups, students met with individuals with physical ...


Residents Report On The Importance Of An Undergraduate End Of Life Interclerkship, Stacey J. Kadish, Mary L. Zanetti, Laura A. Sefton, Susan V. Barrett, Marjorie Clay, David M. Clive, Julie A. Jonassen, Michele P. Pugnaire Nov 2006

Residents Report On The Importance Of An Undergraduate End Of Life Interclerkship, Stacey J. Kadish, Mary L. Zanetti, Laura A. Sefton, Susan V. Barrett, Marjorie Clay, David M. Clive, Julie A. Jonassen, Michele P. Pugnaire

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations

Does the perceived value of a third year End of Life (EOL) Interclerkship change after medical students complete their first year of residency? Several research studies indicate students’ perceptions about specific learning experiences change after graduating from medical school.

The value that medical students put on their education of end of life issues increases after they leave medical school. This finding highlights the importance of teaching end of life issues to undergraduate medical students.

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2006.


Increasing The Depth Of The Recruitment Pool For Future Women Academic Leaders: Should We Begin With Medical School Electives?, Stacey J. Kadish, Susan V. Barrett, Michele M. Carlin, Laura A. Sefton, Mary L. Zanetti, Michele P. Pugnaire Nov 2006

Increasing The Depth Of The Recruitment Pool For Future Women Academic Leaders: Should We Begin With Medical School Electives?, Stacey J. Kadish, Susan V. Barrett, Michele M. Carlin, Laura A. Sefton, Mary L. Zanetti, Michele P. Pugnaire

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations

A 2002 report from the AAMC Project Implementation Committee indicated, “The pool from which to recruit women academic leaders remains shallow” (Bickel, et al., 2002). Since hen, much attention has been focused on improving conditions for women at the faculty level. Yet, few studies address the possibility that the medical school experience could impact the initial depth in this recruitment pool. Is there a trend in medical school that may be negatively impacting women’s success in pursuing a career in academia?

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2006.


The National Review Of School Music Education : What Is The Present State Of Music Education In Schools?, Sharon Lierse Oct 2006

The National Review Of School Music Education : What Is The Present State Of Music Education In Schools?, Sharon Lierse

Dr. Sharon Lierse

In November, 2005 a landmark government report entitled the National Review of School Music Education was released. The report found that there was a great variability in the quality of music education in schools. It was acknowledged that although there are some excellent music programs in schools, there is 'cycles of neglect and inequity' and greater support is required for teachers and the subject itself. The report acknowledged the influence of recent curriculum developments in Australia including integrating the arts into one subject. The paper discusses issues arising from the report and how it has impacted music in Australian schools ...


The Case For An Australian Certificate Of Education, Geoff N. Masters Oct 2006

The Case For An Australian Certificate Of Education, Geoff N. Masters

Prof Geoff Masters AO

The Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training on May 2005 commissioned the Australian Council for Educational Research to investigate and report on models and implementation arrangements for an Australian Certificate of Education. There are ten different certificates currently available across the six states and two territories of Australia that provide a senior secondary school qualification. The first recommendation made by the Review is for national agreement on what should be taught in each school system. The second recommendation is for students across Australia to be assessed against the same standards. This requires the development of natural so-called ‘achievement standards ...


Act 35 Report Card, Sarah C. Mckenzie, Gary W. Ritter Oct 2006

Act 35 Report Card, Sarah C. Mckenzie, Gary W. Ritter

Policy Briefs

The Office for Education Policy (OEP) has recently revisited Act 35 of the Arkansas General Assembly’s second extraordinary session of 2003 to highlight the Act’s provisions and assess the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and the State Board of Education’s progress in addressing those accountability measures. This report is part of the OEP’s continuing effort to keep our constituents informed of the extent to which reforms are being implemented in Arkansas. What follows is a description of the Act and of the report card; for the itemized and detailed complete report card, please see the table ...