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Profiles Of Learning: The Basic Skills Testing Program In New South Wales: 1989, Geoff Masters, Jan Lokan, Brian Doig, Siek Khoo, John Lindsey, Lynette Robinson, Susan Zammit Aug 2012

Profiles Of Learning: The Basic Skills Testing Program In New South Wales: 1989, Geoff Masters, Jan Lokan, Brian Doig, Siek Khoo, John Lindsey, Lynette Robinson, Susan Zammit

Prof Geoff Masters AO

The 1989 Basic Skills Testing Program in New South Wales provides the most comprehensive picture yet compiled of literacy and numeracy learning in Australian primary schools. In 1989, some 53,800 Year 6 students in NSW government schools were tested in five aspects of literacy and numeracy. Another 2,300 Year 3 students took part in a pilot study. This book discusses the writing of the tests, the analysis of results, and the reporting of results to parents, teachers and schools. The aim of the basic skills tests is to describe, in positive terms, the skills that students have mastered ...


Competency Based Assessment In The Professions, Geoff Masters, D Mccurry Nov 1990

Competency Based Assessment In The Professions, Geoff Masters, D Mccurry

Prof Geoff Masters AO

The purpose of this paper is: to assist professions to develop, in conjunction with National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition, the most suitable methods of assessing individuals against national competency standards; to provide advice on assessment methods likely to be practical and useful for the professions generally; and to provide advice on assessment methods consistent with the Commonwealth government's principles for the reform of the overseas skills recognition process. The authors consider alternative ways of conceptualising occupational competence and show how different conceptualisations can have very different implications for assessment. They briefly review the notion of competency based assessment ...


Kindergarten Screening Test: Does It Predict Academic Achievement, John Fraas, D Scott Aronholt, Bettilu Fraas Sep 1990

Kindergarten Screening Test: Does It Predict Academic Achievement, John Fraas, D Scott Aronholt, Bettilu Fraas

John W. Fraas

No abstract provided.


The Labour Market Relevance Of Secondary Schooling: Perspectives From Year 12 School Leavers Who Do Not Enrol In Higher Education, Phil Mckenzie, Katrina Alford, Lyn Robinson, Suzanne Mellor, K.K. Navaratnam Aug 1990

The Labour Market Relevance Of Secondary Schooling: Perspectives From Year 12 School Leavers Who Do Not Enrol In Higher Education, Phil Mckenzie, Katrina Alford, Lyn Robinson, Suzanne Mellor, K.K. Navaratnam

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This study was intended to help answer the questions: How is secondary schooling viewed by the increasing numbers of young people who complete Year 12 but who do not enter higher education? and, Is senior secondary schooling relevant to those who move straight from Year 12 to employment, or to study in TAFE colleges? The study documents the post-school experiences of recent Year 12 school leavers who have not enrolled in higher education, and analyses their views on the labour market relevance of secondary schooling. These experiences and views are discussed in the context of linkages between education and the ...


Favourable Attitudes Towards School And Students' Perceptions Of Curriculum Choice, M Sheret, L Fink, John Ainley Dec 1989

Favourable Attitudes Towards School And Students' Perceptions Of Curriculum Choice, M Sheret, L Fink, John Ainley

Dr John Ainley

The paper examines Year 11 students' attitudes to their school experience, and how these attitudes are influenced by the background characteristics of the students and by the students' own perceptions of the degree of curriculum choice within the school. The paper then looks at some school and student characteristics to see if these can explain why some students are more satisfied than others with the subjects available for their curriculum choice.


A Critical Analysis Of Education For Children Identified As Gifted And Talented And Implications For Teacher Education, Sheldon Rothman Dec 1989

A Critical Analysis Of Education For Children Identified As Gifted And Talented And Implications For Teacher Education, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

No abstract provided.


Size, Costs, Curriculum In Secondary Schools, Phil Mckenzie Dec 1989

Size, Costs, Curriculum In Secondary Schools, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


Adult Literacy And Basic Education Into The 1990'S, Bill Bradshaw, Daryl Evans, Dave Tout, Aileen Treloar, Peter Waterhouse Dec 1989

Adult Literacy And Basic Education Into The 1990'S, Bill Bradshaw, Daryl Evans, Dave Tout, Aileen Treloar, Peter Waterhouse

David (Dave) Tout

No abstract provided.


Education And Employment Scenarios For Youth During The 1990s, Phil Mckenzie Dec 1989

Education And Employment Scenarios For Youth During The 1990s, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


Profiles Of Learning: The Basic Skills Testing Program In New South Wales: 1989, Geoff Masters, Jan Lokan, Brian Doig, Siek Khoo, John Lindsey, Lynette Robinson, Susan Zammit Dec 1989

Profiles Of Learning: The Basic Skills Testing Program In New South Wales: 1989, Geoff Masters, Jan Lokan, Brian Doig, Siek Khoo, John Lindsey, Lynette Robinson, Susan Zammit

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

The 1989 Basic Skills Testing Program in New South Wales provides the most comprehensive picture yet compiled of literacy and numeracy learning in Australian primary schools. In 1989, some 53,800 Year 6 students in NSW government schools were tested in five aspects of literacy and numeracy. Another 2,300 Year 3 students took part in a pilot study. This book discusses the writing of the tests, the analysis of results, and the reporting of results to parents, teachers and schools. The aim of the basic skills tests is to describe, in positive terms, the skills that students have mastered ...


Regional Differences In Connexin32 And Connexin43 Messenger Rnas In Rat Brain, C. Naus, Daniel Belliveau, J. Bechberger Dec 1989

Regional Differences In Connexin32 And Connexin43 Messenger Rnas In Rat Brain, C. Naus, Daniel Belliveau, J. Bechberger

Daniel J. Belliveau

The regional distribution of gap junction mRNAs was examined in the adult rat brain. The level of connexin43 mRNA is more abundant than connexin32, being homogeneously distributed throughout different regions of brain. In contrast, there is dramatic heterogeneity in the level of connexin32 mRNA, with the highest level in the hindbrain. These results suggest that the gap junction genes are differentially expressed in regions of the adult rat brain.


Resource Allocation In Disadvantaged Secondary Schools, Phil Mckenzie Dec 1989

Resource Allocation In Disadvantaged Secondary Schools, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This paper analyses resource allocation patterns in Victorian government secondary schools that are classified as disadvantaged in terms of the student population that they enrol


Working Together: New Directions In Adult Basic Education., J Kindler (Ed), Dave Tout (Ed) Dec 1989

Working Together: New Directions In Adult Basic Education., J Kindler (Ed), Dave Tout (Ed)

David (Dave) Tout

The papers appear under the categories of: education, community; management and workforce, and they point to new practices in adult basic education.


School Laboratory Work, John Ainley Dec 1989

School Laboratory Work, John Ainley

Dr John Ainley

No abstract provided.


Information Needs For Decision Making At The School Level, Phil Mckenzie Dec 1989

Information Needs For Decision Making At The School Level, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


Analise Quantitativa Do Currículo Escolar [Quantitative Analysis Of The School Curriculum], Karl M. Lorenz Dec 1989

Analise Quantitativa Do Currículo Escolar [Quantitative Analysis Of The School Curriculum], Karl M. Lorenz

Karl M. Lorenz

O livro descreve e demonstra a aplicação de um sistema quantitativo de analise do currículo escolar. O objeto de analise é o Currículo Nominal, o que é um elenco organizado de disciplinas com suas cargas horarias. O sistema consiste de uma bateria de coeficientes que geram dados através de um Microanálise da composição e organização de um único currículo, e de um Macroanálise que focaliza as características de mais de um currículo. Acompanhando a explicação dos coeficientes e os procedimentos dos dois tipos de analise são quatro estudos que ilustram a aplicação e utilidade dos coeficientes em descrever os currículos ...