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Torch : Tests Of Reading Comprehension, Leila Mossenson, Andrew Stephanou, Margaret Forster, Geoff Masters, Margaret Mcgregor, Prue Anderson, Peter Hill Sep 2015

Torch : Tests Of Reading Comprehension, Leila Mossenson, Andrew Stephanou, Margaret Forster, Geoff Masters, Margaret Mcgregor, Prue Anderson, Peter Hill

Prue Anderson

This set of twelve reading tests is designed to assist teachers of students from Year 3 to Year 10 in their assessment of students' reading comprehension skills. Each of the twelve reading tests consists of a reading passage and a corresponding answer sheet.


Review Of International Longitudinal Research On Youth Pathways From School And Its Relevance To Youth Policy Development In New Zealand, Gary Marks, Maurice Walker Jul 2015

Review Of International Longitudinal Research On Youth Pathways From School And Its Relevance To Youth Policy Development In New Zealand, Gary Marks, Maurice Walker

Maurice Walker

Report for Research Division, Ministry of Education, New Zealand.


Torch : Tests Of Reading Comprehension, Leila Mossenson, Andrew Stephanou, Margaret Forster, Geoff N. Masters, Margaret Mcgregor, Prue Anderson, Peter Hill Aug 2014

Torch : Tests Of Reading Comprehension, Leila Mossenson, Andrew Stephanou, Margaret Forster, Geoff N. Masters, Margaret Mcgregor, Prue Anderson, Peter Hill

Prof Geoff Masters AO

This set of twelve reading tests is designed to assist teachers of students from Year 3 to Year 10 in their assessment of students' reading comprehension skills. Each of the twelve reading tests consists of a reading passage and a corresponding answer sheet.


“What Pragmatism Can Offer Educational Reform Debates: Method, Means, And Motive”, Abe Feuerstein, Sue Ellen Henry Jun 2012

“What Pragmatism Can Offer Educational Reform Debates: Method, Means, And Motive”, Abe Feuerstein, Sue Ellen Henry

Sue Ellen Henry

This paper advocates for reframing educational reform through the philosophical lens of pragmatism. After reviewing the problems that arise from the three dominant paradigms of school change suggested by Hord's 1992 review of the literature, we propose seven criteria for pragmatic thinking that can be useful in crafting reform efforts. Following the application of these criteria to a short case study of a failed educational reform in an urban school, the paper concludes with discussion of the benefits of pragmatism as a philosophical foundation for educational reform.


Of Blockheads And Elitists, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Of Blockheads And Elitists, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Mason's Shiloh, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Mason's Shiloh, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Death Imagery In Bobbie Ann Mason's 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Death Imagery In Bobbie Ann Mason's 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Pop Goes The Culture, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Pop Goes The Culture, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Mason's 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Mason's 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


The Ties That Bind, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

The Ties That Bind, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Discusses the bond between the readers and characters of a story. Information on how to create a character for a story; Background on some characters of a story, including Lady Macbeth in the book 'Heart of Darkness,' by Joseph Conrad; Details of some specific character traits that create a bond with readers.


More Than A Place, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

More Than A Place, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Many stories fail to capture the reader's interest even though they have a clear point of view, well-rounded characters and an interesting plot. What's missing? One key element that writers frequently overlook is setting. They treat it merely as backdrop.


"Shiloh": A Mini-Casebook Approach To Upper-Division Literature Courses, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

"Shiloh": A Mini-Casebook Approach To Upper-Division Literature Courses, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Shows how the mini-casebook approach, with a few modifications, works well with upper-division writing assignments. Notes that a mini-casebook approach is nothing more than a self-published document including a primary work of literature, selected secondary sources on that work, and a selection of several specified topics on the primary source. Presents eight suggestions for implementing the mini-casebook approach


Five More Ways Sports Coaches Model Good Instruction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Five More Ways Sports Coaches Model Good Instruction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

An article in the May 2003 issue of The Teaching Professor that highlights six ways teachers can learn from coaches got us thinking. The two of us have now been teaching a combined 64 years in college, and we've spent half that time serving as coaches in soccer, swimming, basketball, and baseball on the youth and high school levels. From our experience we've identified five more ways coaches provide a model for good college instruction.


Hawthorne's Dating Problem In "The Scarlet Letter", Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Hawthorne's Dating Problem In "The Scarlet Letter", Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

This article explores the dating problem in Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, The Scarlet Letter. In The Custom House, Hawthorne relates how he discovers several foolscap sheets written by a predecessor, Mr. Surveyor Pue, about Hester Prynne. These six sheets supposedly offer two types of accounts about Hester: aged persons, alive in the time of Pue and from whose oral testimony he had made up his narrative, remembered her, in their youth and those who had heard the tale from contemporary witnesses. A dating problem arises with the first group. Critics concur that historical documents place the events in The Scarlet ...


Hemingway's "The Killers", Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Hemingway's "The Killers", Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

In his seminal study Hemingway and the Dead Gods, John Killinger relates Papa's fictional world to existententialism, concluding that Hemingway sees that individuality is not a quality which can be superimposed externally on a man, but that it must be internally achieved by a decision to be at all times an authentic person and to accept the full responsibility of action proper to a primary agent. In his philosophy, as in that of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Sartre, the opportunity for such a decision is presented as a moment of crisis, which, for him, is produced by confronting death or ...


The Quality Teacher Program In New South Wales 2001-2003: Evaluation Report, Lawrence Ingvarson, Marion Meiers, Adrian Beavis Mar 2010

The Quality Teacher Program In New South Wales 2001-2003: Evaluation Report, Lawrence Ingvarson, Marion Meiers, Adrian Beavis

Marion Meiers

Executive Summary in the unpublished report prepared for the NSW QTP cross-sectoral Management Committe.


Aussies Schools Are Not So 'Undemocratic', John Ainley, Adrian Beavis, Gary Marks, Ken Rowe Jul 2009

Aussies Schools Are Not So 'Undemocratic', John Ainley, Adrian Beavis, Gary Marks, Ken Rowe

Dr John Ainley

The underlying thesis in the recent book 'Undemocratic schooling' by Richard Teese and John Polesel is that social reproduction in Australia, that is the transmission of socioeconomic inequality from one generation to the next, is particularly strong. But Teese and Polesel have over-stated the case. Whereas socioeconomic background and schools do influence educational outcomes, and thus subsequent labour market outcomes, they are far from having a determining influence. The system is far more open than generally believed. Their thesis undervalues the importance of quality schooling and the contributions that teachers and schools make to the development of their students' abilities ...


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College Athletics As A College Education, John R. Kilbourne Dec 2003

College Athletics As A College Education, John R. Kilbourne

John R. Kilbourne

It is quite obvious that the institutions that compete at the elite level of intercollegiate sports have failed miserably in their responsibilities to provide education about sports to the young men and women who participate in college athletics. If colleges and universities are sincere about their efforts to reform athletics, they must do better.


Pisa : Providing International Comparisons, John Cresswell Nov 2003

Pisa : Providing International Comparisons, John Cresswell

Dr John Cresswell

The OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) aims to measure how well students nearing the end of their compulsory schooling are prepared for adult life. The assessment is forward looking, focusing on students' ability to meet real-life challenges, rather than testing whether they have mastered a particular curriculum. This article reports


Longitudinal Surveys Of Australian Youth, Gary Marks, Sheldon Rothman Nov 2003

Longitudinal Surveys Of Australian Youth, Gary Marks, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

This article provides an overview of the Longitudinal surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) project. It discusses the surveys, samples and data, the survey content, the uses of the data, and how to make use of the data.


Declining Inequality? The Changing Impact Of Socio-Economic Background And Ability On Education In Australia, Gary Marks, Julie Mcmillan Nov 2003

Declining Inequality? The Changing Impact Of Socio-Economic Background And Ability On Education In Australia, Gary Marks, Julie Mcmillan

Julie McMillan

The paper addresses several debates surrounding the reproduction of socioeconomic inequality: (i) the persistent inequality thesis, which maintains that despite the increases in educational participation socio-economic inequalities in education have not declined; (ii) the related thesis of maximally maintained inequality, which proposes that socio-economic inequalities decline only when participation levels for the most privileged socio-economic group approach saturation levels; (iii) the meritocracy debate on the importance of ability vis-à-vis socio-economic background and changes in its influence over time; and (iv) the effect of policy changes on socio-economic inequalities in education. These issues are addressed using data from six Australian youth ...


A New World Of Scholarly Communication, Richard Atkinson Oct 2003

A New World Of Scholarly Communication, Richard Atkinson

Richard Atkinson

No abstract provided.


Five More Ways Sports Coaches Model Good Instruction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Oct 2003

Five More Ways Sports Coaches Model Good Instruction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

An article in the May 2003 issue of The Teaching Professor that highlights six ways teachers can learn from coaches got us thinking. The two of us have now been teaching a combined 64 years in college, and we've spent half that time serving as coaches in soccer, swimming, basketball, and baseball on the youth and high school levels. From our experience we've identified five more ways coaches provide a model for good college instruction.


Rust, Glue, And Molecules -- Understanding The Role Of Molecular Structure On Macroscopic Interfacial Properties, Mark Anderson Oct 2003

Rust, Glue, And Molecules -- Understanding The Role Of Molecular Structure On Macroscopic Interfacial Properties, Mark Anderson

Mark R. Anderson

No abstract is available at this time.


Building A Direct Marketing Bridge To High Achieving Students: Introducing A Cost Effective Financial Aid Leveraging Model, Oscar T. Mcknight, Ronald Paugh Oct 2003

Building A Direct Marketing Bridge To High Achieving Students: Introducing A Cost Effective Financial Aid Leveraging Model, Oscar T. Mcknight, Ronald Paugh

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Can Virtual Teacher Communities Be A Reality?, Randall S. Dunn Sep 2003

Can Virtual Teacher Communities Be A Reality?, Randall S. Dunn

Randall S. Dunn

In this paper I will discuss the effects of online communication on social connectivity and the development of community, as specifically related to teacher communities. I will begin by discussing differing constructions and aspects of the concept of community and the important role of connectivity in the development of community. I will then discuss modern technologies in the realm of CMC (Computer-Mediated Communication), the foundations of these technologies as actual tools for collaboration and community, and the role these technologies play in developing connectedness in communities. I will then draw out characteristics and value in virtual community interaction and its ...


The Changing Landscape: E-Learning In Schools, Gerald White Aug 2003

The Changing Landscape: E-Learning In Schools, Gerald White

Dr Gerald K. White

This paper explores key initiatives over the last decade which have contributed towards building the foundations of an e-learning environment. What is e-learning? What are the key characteristics of e-learning? What are the benefits, requirements and rewards are also discussed. Exemplary e-learning services, managed by education.au, built to meet some of the requirements of e-learning are described as well.


More Than A Place, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Aug 2003

More Than A Place, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Many stories fail to capture the reader's interest even though they have a clear point of view, well-rounded characters and an interesting plot. What's missing? One key element that writers frequently overlook is setting. They treat it merely as backdrop.


Response To 'Cautions On Oecd's Recent Educational Survey (Pisa), Ray Adams Aug 2003

Response To 'Cautions On Oecd's Recent Educational Survey (Pisa), Ray Adams

Prof Ray Adams

This paper refers to the work of S J Prais who questioned the outcomes of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's PISA survey of the reading, mathematics and science attainments of fifteen year-olds. Prais suggested that methodological flaws in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) had resulted in an apparent improvement in the attainment of British students, particularly when compared to their Swiss and German counterparts. This paper responds to Prais's criticisms, noting that when Prais's conjectures are tested with empirical data they are not supported. The author argues that many of Prais's criticisms are ...