Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 61 - 78 of 78

Full-Text Articles in Education

The Measurement And Determinants Of Growth In Receptive Vocabulary, Sheldon Rothman, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman Nov 2007

The Measurement And Determinants Of Growth In Receptive Vocabulary, Sheldon Rothman, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

No abstract provided.


Young Australians’ Participation In Vocational Education To Age 24, Sheldon Rothman Sep 2006

Young Australians’ Participation In Vocational Education To Age 24, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

No abstract provided.


Signposts To Improved Test Scores In Literacy And Numeracy., Sheldon Rothman, J Mcmillan Jul 2004

Signposts To Improved Test Scores In Literacy And Numeracy., Sheldon Rothman, J Mcmillan

Dr Sheldon Rothman

A recent study of year 9 students' results on reading comprehension and mathematics tests, by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) found that a positive school climate is associated with higher literacy and numeracy test scores. In other key findings, socioeconomic status, language background, Indigenous status, gender and educational aspirations were found to have significant effects on achievement in both literacy and numeracy. Parents' education had a significant effect on literacy but not on numeracy. This article gives an overview of the findings.


Staying Longer At School And Absenteeism : Evidence From Australian Research And The Longitudinal Surveys Of Australian Youth., Sheldon Rothman Feb 2004

Staying Longer At School And Absenteeism : Evidence From Australian Research And The Longitudinal Surveys Of Australian Youth., Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

Participation in senior secondary education in Australia has experienced tremendous growth since the late 1960s. Much of this growth has come from young people who were the first in their families to participate in schooling at this level. Many of the changes in participation and in curriculum offerings have been documented as part of a number of longitudinal surveys of young people. This paper summarises some of the knowledge gained from this research, and from research conducted by one state education department over the period.


Gender Differences In Education And Labour Market Outcomes, Kylie Hillman, Sheldon Rothman Dec 2003

Gender Differences In Education And Labour Market Outcomes, Kylie Hillman, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

Despite numerous changes in policy and legislation, issues of gender equity in the Australian education system and labour market remain a concern, particularly the poorer performance of males on tests of literacy and in rates of Year 12 completion. The results of research on the topic are summarised in this article. They suggest that although there is a statistically significant difference between the average levels of reading comprehension of male and female students, this difference may not extend beyond the classroom to seriously affect later outcomes. Males on average continue to progress, through both the education system and the labour ...


15 Up : Charting The Influence Of Literacy And Numeracy Achievement On Later Life., Sheldon Rothman Dec 2003

15 Up : Charting The Influence Of Literacy And Numeracy Achievement On Later Life., Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

A successful involvement with further education, training and employment can be predicted through a student's performance in literacy and numeracy at secondary school level. The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) is a program that makes it possible to assess the influence of achievements in year 9, combined with the successful completion of year 12, while tracking the progress of students as they move through the education system to the workforce.


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.


Student Absence In South Australian Schools., Sheldon Rothman Mar 2002

Student Absence In South Australian Schools., Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

Students who are frequently absent from school ('non-attenders') are considered to be 'at risk'. State education departments have recently begun to improve their collection of student absence data, often to contribute to the development of performance standards for schools. This paper presents a summary of data from the Term 2 collection in South Australian government schools in 1997 and 1999. the data were combined with student information, which allowed examination and comparison of attendance patterns for different groups of students. The author provides details about which students were absent in those years, the frequency of students' absences, which students had ...


School Absence And Student Background Factors : A Multilevel Analysis, Sheldon Rothman Feb 2001

School Absence And Student Background Factors : A Multilevel Analysis, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

As part of regular collections, South Australian government schools provide data on students, including individual student absences during one full term (usually 10 weeks). These data were analysed to understand how student absence is affected by student background and school contexts. A multilevel statistical model of student absence was developed using data collected in 1997, and repeated for 1999. This paper presents the findings for students in primary schools, showing that absence rates for indigenous students, while higher than the rates for non-indigenous students, are affected by school factors such as the concentration of indigenous students in the school and ...


Factors Influencing Assigned Student Achievement Levels Ii : Mathematics, The Arts And Health And Physical Education., Sheldon Rothman Nov 1999

Factors Influencing Assigned Student Achievement Levels Ii : Mathematics, The Arts And Health And Physical Education., Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

In 1997 the South Australian Department of Education, Training and Employment collected student achievement data on a sample of students in Years 1-8 in English, Science, Studies of Society and Environment, and Technology, four of the eight national curriculum profiles learning areas. Summaries were reported to teachers in Xpress, the Department's fortnightly newspaper, and at the 1998 Australian Association for Research in Education conference Factors Influencing Assigned Student Achievement Levels. In 1998 the Department completed the collection of profiles data, with information on student achievement in Mathematics, the Arts, Health and Physical Education, and Languages Other Than English. Using ...


Non-Attendance And Student Background Factors., Sheldon Rothman Nov 1999

Non-Attendance And Student Background Factors., Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

Regular attendance at school is important for students to achieve social and academic outcomes of schooling. The monitoring of student attendance is seen as a school function, with state education departments collecting only summary school attendance data. Recent developments in information management systems have allowed education departments to collect student level attendance data from schools, offering opportunities for administrators to improve their understanding of the nature of student non- attendance, and providing schools with benchmarks for attendance. In 1997, the South Australian Department of Education, Training and Employment commenced an annual collection of student level non-attendance records for Term 2 ...


A Multilevel Model Of Student Non-Attendance., Sheldon Rothman Nov 1999

A Multilevel Model Of Student Non-Attendance., Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

Regular attendance at school is important for students to achieve social and academic outcomes of schooling. Individual school attendance practices vary, which may result in differential student outcomes. The development of multilevel models has allowed researchers to examine relationships between student level and school level variables, and to determine whether the variation in attendance patterns is associated with school level practices. In 1997 and 1998, the South Australian Department of Education, Training and Employment collected student level non-attendance records for Term 2 of each year from 60 percent of schools, accounting for more than 62 percent of students in Reception ...


Factors Influencing Assigned Student Achievement Levels, Sheldon Rothman Oct 1998

Factors Influencing Assigned Student Achievement Levels, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

During 1997, teachers in South Australian government schools were asked to assign a level of achievement using the nationally developed curriculum profiles in English, Science, Studies of Society and Environment, and Technology. About one third of state schools participated. Data were collected on student achievement levels, student background factors (age, gender, school card status, aboriginality, special programs), school background factors (CAP, DSP), and teacher confidence in assigning achievement levels using profiles. This paper presents loglinear models to report on relationships between assigned levels and student background, school background, and teacher confidence; relationships among the strands in each learning area; and ...


Gender, Race And Class Equity Issues In The University Curriculum., Sheldon Rothman, P Nightingale Jun 1991

Gender, Race And Class Equity Issues In The University Curriculum., Sheldon Rothman, P Nightingale

Dr Sheldon Rothman

This paper discusses the first stage of the Curriculum/Equity Project, via the University of New South Wales. The project is examining the university curriculum in commerce, mathematics, science and engineering to see if students are disadvantaged because of their gender, race or class, and to suggest appropriate curriculum revision to increase the success and improve the university's retention of women, Aborigines, and other students from traditionally underrepresented groups.


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.


Projecting Enrollments In Graduate Schools : A Comparison Of Methods, Sheldon Rothman Dec 1987

Projecting Enrollments In Graduate Schools : A Comparison Of Methods, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

No abstract provided.


The Gifted Child Movement In New South Wales: Public Schools And The New Class, Sheldon Rothman Dec 1982

The Gifted Child Movement In New South Wales: Public Schools And The New Class, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

This study examines the hypothesis that opportunity classes, special classes for gifted children in fifth and sixth grades in New South Wales schools, are available to the new class of intellectuals and technological intelligentsia. It is argued that the establishment of special classes was inextricably intertwined with the psychoeducational testing movement which held that intellectual ability can be quantified and that educational performance can be predicted with IQ test scores. This combination of identification and special educational preparation, the gifted child movement, has received renewed support in an era of attacks on public education, since it is seen by its ...


The Poor Reader In The High School: Toward A Philosophy Of Remedial Reading., Sheldon Rothman Jul 1981

The Poor Reader In The High School: Toward A Philosophy Of Remedial Reading., Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

No abstract provided.