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Class 6 School Factors In Afghanistan 2013 : The Relationship Between School Factors And Student Outcomes From A Learning Assessment Of Mathematical, Reading And Writing Literacy, Tim Friedman, Sally Robertson, Stephanie Templeton, Maurice Walker Apr 2016

Class 6 School Factors In Afghanistan 2013 : The Relationship Between School Factors And Student Outcomes From A Learning Assessment Of Mathematical, Reading And Writing Literacy, Tim Friedman, Sally Robertson, Stephanie Templeton, Maurice Walker

Dr Tim Friedman

In 2012, the Ministry of Education, Afghanistan, engaged the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) as a partner to support the development of a national learning assessment program in Afghanistan. To achieve this goal, the Learning Assessment unit of the Ministry of Education and ACER have collaborated to design and implement the Monitoring Trends in Educational Growth (MTEG) program in Afghanistan. MTEG is designed as a long-term monitoring program with one focus on trends in achievement outcomes in single class levels over time, and another focus on the growth of achievement in cohorts throughout the school cycle, from Class 3 ...


Next Steps: Measuring Reading Progress, Ross Turner Jan 2016

Next Steps: Measuring Reading Progress, Ross Turner

Ross Turner

Monitoring progress in literacy requires the international cooperation of the education community, as Ross Turner explains.


Early Childhood Education And Development In Singapore (Forthcoming), Sirene Lim Dec 2014

Early Childhood Education And Development In Singapore (Forthcoming), Sirene Lim

Sirene Lim

No abstract provided.


Experiencing Private Sector Competition: The Case Of Nepal's Public Schools, Priyadarshani Joshi Dec 2014

Experiencing Private Sector Competition: The Case Of Nepal's Public Schools, Priyadarshani Joshi

Priyadarshani Joshi

This paper describes how public schools experience competition from private schools in the context of a low-income country: Nepal. I argue that experiencing competitive pressures is a necessary starting point for public schools to feel the need to initiate competitive reforms. I use qualitative analysis to illuminate how the experience of competition is linked to school and community characteristics, and principal perceptions. I find that there are key temporal and demographic dimensions that determine the public school’s experience of competition and their ability to respond with reforms. I find that public schools were shielded from private competition for well ...


Cold Water: Women And Girls Of Lira, Uganda, Jody Mcbrien, Julia Byers Nov 2014

Cold Water: Women And Girls Of Lira, Uganda, Jody Mcbrien, Julia Byers

Jody Lynn McBrien Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Ace/Aiea Institute For Leading Internationalization: Individual And Institutional Impact (Panel Presentation), Kati Bell Jan 2014

The Ace/Aiea Institute For Leading Internationalization: Individual And Institutional Impact (Panel Presentation), Kati Bell

Kati Bell

The American Council on Education and the Association of International Education Administrators offered a professional development institute for 31 senior international officers in June 2013. Three participants in the institute will share the results of this pilot program, focusing on the impact that this experience had on their professional development and on their institutions.


Young Women And Survival In Post-War: Experiences Of Secondary School Girls In Uganda, Jody Mcbrien, Betty Ezati, Jan Stewart Dec 2013

Young Women And Survival In Post-War: Experiences Of Secondary School Girls In Uganda, Jody Mcbrien, Betty Ezati, Jan Stewart

Jody Lynn McBrien Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Young Women And Survival In Post-War: Experiences Of Secondary School Girls In Uganda, Jan Stewart, Marc Kuly, Betty Ezati, Jody Mcbrien Dec 2013

Young Women And Survival In Post-War: Experiences Of Secondary School Girls In Uganda, Jan Stewart, Marc Kuly, Betty Ezati, Jody Mcbrien

Jody Lynn McBrien Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Realising Australia's International Education As Public Diplomacy, Caitlin Byrne, Rebecca Hall Sep 2013

Realising Australia's International Education As Public Diplomacy, Caitlin Byrne, Rebecca Hall

Caitlin Byrne

Australia’s international education serves as public diplomacy, essentially engaging and influencing public audiences in ways that progress Australian foreign policy priorities and national interests. The multidimensional and increasingly globalised nature of international education presents enormous opportunity for vital exchange and interactions between and with students, academics and communities via onshore and offshore modes of delivery. Positive experiences of student mobility and the development of intellectual, commercial and social relationships can build upon a nation’s reputation, and enhance the ability of that nation to participate in and influence regional or global outcomes. This is ultimately the essence of soft ...


Report On The 2013 Forum Survey To Its Members And Subsequent Dialogue With International Officers Of Brazilian Institutions At The Faubai, David Shallenberger Dec 2012

Report On The 2013 Forum Survey To Its Members And Subsequent Dialogue With International Officers Of Brazilian Institutions At The Faubai, David Shallenberger

David B Shallenberger

This report summarizes the study done of the perspectives of members of the Forum on Education Abroad on their experience in partnership with Brazilian HEIs, as well as the subsequent workshop and discussion with Brazilian international educators.

This report is available through the Forum on Education Abroad (www.forumea.org).


Similar Goals & Dueling Agendas: Perceptions Of Campus Internationalization And Equity Policies, Kati Bell Dec 2012

Similar Goals & Dueling Agendas: Perceptions Of Campus Internationalization And Equity Policies, Kati Bell

Kati Bell

No abstract available


Student Peer Mentoring In Australian Higher Education: An Investigation, Nick Mcghie Oct 2012

Student Peer Mentoring In Australian Higher Education: An Investigation, Nick Mcghie

Nick McGhie

This thesis is an exploration of student peer mentoring programs which are increasingly popular in Australian higher education. The thesis investigates the motivations behind student peer mentoring programs offering transition-in support for students. The thesis investigates whether programs are run to benefit the students or to serve the interests of the institution. The thesis explores the current context of higher education in Australia and moves to a case study of the University of Wollongong. Interview data is used to analyse how staff and students navigate the institutional narrative surrounding student peer mentoring and its uses.


Indigenous Youth Transitions, Justin Brown, Gina Milgate, Jenny Wilkinson, Philip Mckenzie Aug 2012

Indigenous Youth Transitions, Justin Brown, Gina Milgate, Jenny Wilkinson, Philip Mckenzie

Jenny Wilkinson

No abstract provided.


The Contribution Of Iea Research Studies To Australian Education, John Ainley, John Keeves, Jan Lokan, Petra Lietz, Geoff Masters, Sue Thomson Aug 2012

The Contribution Of Iea Research Studies To Australian Education, John Ainley, John Keeves, Jan Lokan, Petra Lietz, Geoff Masters, Sue Thomson

Prof Geoff Masters AO

This chapter is concerned with the contribution of the research studies conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) to Australian education. During a period of 50 years education across the world has undergone a remarkable transformation. Many of the changes that have occurred have been initiated by the United Nations Organization and its agen¬cies, particularly UNESCO. From its origins within the UNESCO Institute in Hamburg, IEA and its programs have evolved to develop the worldwide conduct of research in education both through the undertaking and reporting of studies as well as the informal training ...


Unwrapping The Gift: Two Black Male Scholars Unpack Their P-20 Experiences In Search Of Identity, Fred Bonner, Dave Louis, Petra Robinson Aug 2012

Unwrapping The Gift: Two Black Male Scholars Unpack Their P-20 Experiences In Search Of Identity, Fred Bonner, Dave Louis, Petra Robinson

Petra A Robinson

No abstract provided.


Enhancing Faculty Diversity At Community Colleges: A Practical Solution For Advancing The Completion Agenda., Petra Robinson, David Byrd, Dave Louis, Fred Bonner Aug 2012

Enhancing Faculty Diversity At Community Colleges: A Practical Solution For Advancing The Completion Agenda., Petra Robinson, David Byrd, Dave Louis, Fred Bonner

Petra A Robinson

No abstract provided.


Youth And Administrator Perspectives On Transition In Kentucky's State Agency Schools, Norman Powell, Amy Marshall, Doris Pierce, Ronnie Nolan Dec 2011

Youth And Administrator Perspectives On Transition In Kentucky's State Agency Schools, Norman Powell, Amy Marshall, Doris Pierce, Ronnie Nolan

Norman W. Powell

Students, a large percentage with disabilities, are at high risk for poor post-secondary outcomes in nontraditional state agency schools. This mixed methods study described transition within Kentucky's state agency education programs, from the perspectives of youth and administrators. Results indicated: that transition is more narrowly defined within alternative education programs; that key strengths of transition practice are present in nontraditional schools; and that the coordination barriers within this fluid interagency transition system are most apparent in students' frequent inter-setting transitions between nontraditional and home schools.


Mastery: A Lesson From Maria In Venezuela, Norman Powell, Sandra Powell Dec 2011

Mastery: A Lesson From Maria In Venezuela, Norman Powell, Sandra Powell

Norman W. Powell

A youth worker finds hidden strengths in a young homeless teen mother.


Introduction To Human Services: Cases And Applications, Marianne Woodside, Tricia Mcclam Dec 2011

Introduction To Human Services: Cases And Applications, Marianne Woodside, Tricia Mcclam

Tricia McClam

Using realistic cases about the profession of human services, this insightful work-text equips you with a true practitioner perspective. Cases, quizzes, and questions encourage you to reflect upon your own understandings of the concepts. Each chapter begins with a focus issue, followed by case and summary sections, case questions, self-assessments, and case comments.


Review Of L. Derirdjian. Education, Refugees, And Asylum Seekers., Jody Mcbrien Dec 2011

Review Of L. Derirdjian. Education, Refugees, And Asylum Seekers., Jody Mcbrien

Jody Lynn McBrien Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Helping Process: Assessment To Termination, Tricia Mcclam, Marianne Woodside Dec 2011

The Helping Process: Assessment To Termination, Tricia Mcclam, Marianne Woodside

Tricia McClam

Integrating a unique conceptual- and skills-based approach, HELPING PROCESS: ASSESSMENT TO TERMINATION presents the methodology of the helping process as it is practiced in the human service field. It is thoroughly grounded in strength-based helping. Featuring a multicultural emphasis throughout, it details the helping process using quotes, in-depth case studies, vignettes, and examples from front-line service providers such as counselors, case managers, and social workers to illustrate and reinforce key concepts.


Childhood, Youth, And Globalization: Some Theoretical Perspectives With Reflections On China, Irving Epstein Dec 2011

Childhood, Youth, And Globalization: Some Theoretical Perspectives With Reflections On China, Irving Epstein

Irving Epstein

This chapter, part of a collection honoring Ruth Hayhoe, is an examination of how consumerism and globalization impacts children and youth in China. The book is available in The Ames Library collection. More information about the book can be found on the publisher's website.


Introduction To Human Services, Tricia Mcclam, Marianne Woodside Dec 2011

Introduction To Human Services, Tricia Mcclam, Marianne Woodside

Tricia McClam

This book delivers a uniquely practical and comprehensive introduction to the human service profession. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience as practitioners, educators, and researchers, this best-selling text defines human services, reviews the historical development of the field, and provides a practical overview of the profession. It thoroughly explores the current state of this rapidly evolving profession as well as the essential real-world skills practitioners need to succeed within it.


Campus Internationalization: How Universities Achieve Success In Comprehensive Internationalization Implementation (Poster), Kati Bell Dec 2011

Campus Internationalization: How Universities Achieve Success In Comprehensive Internationalization Implementation (Poster), Kati Bell

Kati Bell

No abstract available


Neoliberalizing Higher Education In Greece: New Laws, Old Free-Market Tricks, Panayota Gounari Dec 2011

Neoliberalizing Higher Education In Greece: New Laws, Old Free-Market Tricks, Panayota Gounari

Panayota Gounari

Amid a financial crisis that has shifted politics in Greece to conservative market-driven ideologies and policies, specific major changes are proposed by the Greek Ministry of Education for primary, secondary and higher education. With the gradual disappearance of public space and of the welfare state, under the pressure and the auspices of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), education becomes one more space quickly geared up towards privatization, marketization of learning and educational goals while the character of free public education is radically redefined. This article addresses the changes in higher education legislation and policy in Greece and analyzes the discursive ...


The Inclusion Of Students With Disabilities In The Syrian Arab Republic, D. Jill Williams Oct 2011

The Inclusion Of Students With Disabilities In The Syrian Arab Republic, D. Jill Williams

D. Jill Williams

No abstract is currently available.


Pisa And The ‘Latest Model’: Can An International Survey Have Anything Useful To Say To Canberra’S Mathematics Teachers?, Ross Turner Jul 2011

Pisa And The ‘Latest Model’: Can An International Survey Have Anything Useful To Say To Canberra’S Mathematics Teachers?, Ross Turner

Ross Turner

The OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment is the world’s biggest comparative survey of educational outcomes, targeted at 15-year-olds and currently operating in almost 70 countries around the world. In this presentation the author introduces the PISA project, and some of the things we can learn from such a survey. He outlines the elements of the mathematics framework that will underpin the next round of the PISA survey in 2012, which will have mathematics as the major survey domain. The author's main goal, however, will be to give you a feel for some research findings acquired through ...


Indigenous Youth Transitions, Justin Brown, Gina Milgate, Jenny Wilkinson, Philip Mckenzie Jul 2011

Indigenous Youth Transitions, Justin Brown, Gina Milgate, Jenny Wilkinson, Philip Mckenzie

Gina C Milgate

No abstract provided.


Pathways And Partnerships To Support To Disadvantaged Learners In The Australian Vet Sector, Justin Brown Apr 2011

Pathways And Partnerships To Support To Disadvantaged Learners In The Australian Vet Sector, Justin Brown

Justin Brown

No abstract provided.


Developing Instructional Technology Centers For Basic Education In Ghana: A Qualitative Study, Jim Wright Apr 2011

Developing Instructional Technology Centers For Basic Education In Ghana: A Qualitative Study, Jim Wright

Jim Wright

No abstract provided.