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Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

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Queensland's Education And Training Reform: Perspectives From Teachers And Administrators In One Secondary School, Robyn Maree Burton-Ree Jul 2010

Queensland's Education And Training Reform: Perspectives From Teachers And Administrators In One Secondary School, Robyn Maree Burton-Ree

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This research explored the implementation of Queensland's Education and Training Reform from the perspective of teachers and administrators in one rural Secondary School. Within the context of educational reform and vocational education, the specific aims were to explore how teachers and administrators responded to a changing educational environment, and catered for a broader range of students in Senior Schooling. Four research questions were generated from a review of the literature. These were: (1) What leadership is in practice in the implementation of the ETRF? (2) What are the perspectives of the teachers and school leaders with regards to how ...


A Study Of The Effects Of An Intervention Program Incorporating Aspects Of Social Constructivist And Essentialist Models Of Pedagogy On Educational Experiences Of Boys In Preliminary Year English Classes At A Senior College, Anna Hill Jan 2010

A Study Of The Effects Of An Intervention Program Incorporating Aspects Of Social Constructivist And Essentialist Models Of Pedagogy On Educational Experiences Of Boys In Preliminary Year English Classes At A Senior College, Anna Hill

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The study evolved from a professional interest in the difficulties faced by boys in an academically challenging school context. Existing research evidence suggests that there is a link between performance at school and specific pedagogical styles used within the teaching environment. This study builds on this evidence-base with the implementation of an intervention program incorporating aspects of Social Constructivist and Essentialist models of pedagogy. The study was designed to monitor this implementation. Students' academic performance, behaviour, motivation and attitude were explored in the context of this pedagogical intervention using the lens of a two-part research question. The research is informed ...