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Teacher Denigration : Societal Expectation, Or Par For The Course?, D. M. Cavanagh Jan 1980

Teacher Denigration : Societal Expectation, Or Par For The Course?, D. M. Cavanagh

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Once the classroom door is closed the teacher is in charge, though reminiscent of power tripping, is a popular assertion fraught with misconceptions of some magnitude. This paper attempts to explore such an assertion in the hope that once the content of the assertion is identified the training and education of the teacher would be more efficient and effective.


A Communicating Styles Survey Of Primary School Teachers In North Queensland, Brian Noad, Ken Stafford Jan 1980

A Communicating Styles Survey Of Primary School Teachers In North Queensland, Brian Noad, Ken Stafford

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This study has focused on identifying inservice primary school teachers' communicating styles. An underlying assumption is that no one style can be considered good or bad; and, no style is preferred as more right than another. However, if clusters of primary school teachers' communicating styles can be identified it could provide empirical data on the ways teachers transmit and receive information. Such data might be useful to teacher educators for designing and implementing inservice programs based on the ways teachers transmit and receive information. Hence, the effectiveness of inservice education efforts might be improved because they could be related to ...


Mature Aged Students In Teacher Education, Roger B. King, Bruce T. Haynes Jan 1980

Mature Aged Students In Teacher Education, Roger B. King, Bruce T. Haynes

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Mature age students in Teacher Education (21 and over on first enrollment) differ notably in what they look for in their course from the younger students. Analysis of a survey of third year Diploma of Teaching students’ ratings of the relevance of units for teaching showed that students over 25 years of age rated the Education and Educational Psychology units significantly more relevant to teaching than did the younger students. The older students also rated Language Arts units and a Remedial and Special Education Unit as significantly more relevant and Art Education units , Physical Education units and Science Education units ...


Nutrition And The Primary School Child, Andrew P. Hills Jan 1980

Nutrition And The Primary School Child, Andrew P. Hills

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

With a greater range of foodstuffs available today, it is necessary to educate children in choosing the correct foods to eat, and why they should eat them in preference to others. The concept of nutrition is related closely to the growth and well being of the child and subsequently should be an important part of a child's primary school education.


Qualitative Evaluation Concepts And Cases In Curriculum Criticism / Willis, G., Ed., Mccutchan, Berkely, 1978, I. Kerr Jan 1980

Qualitative Evaluation Concepts And Cases In Curriculum Criticism / Willis, G., Ed., Mccutchan, Berkely, 1978, I. Kerr

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

In the introduction to the book Qualitative Evaluation the editor, George Willis, provides a careful analysis of the nature, potential and limitations of qualitative evaluation. The format of the book is such that the initial readings elaborate on aspects of his analysis. Then follows the case studies which chronicle a large variety of educational situations, the reports of which further elucidate one's understanding of qualitative techniques. The final chapters of the book are designed to synthesize the facets of qualitative evaluation presented in the case studies and to give some perspective to the functions of criticism in the field ...


The Teachers Of The English Teachers : The Influence Of The School, The Community And The Training Institution, D. M. Murison Jan 1980

The Teachers Of The English Teachers : The Influence Of The School, The Community And The Training Institution, D. M. Murison

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

At the moment, teacher educators are being forced to contemplate their contribution to the making of a good teacher more seriously than before. Those who feel most vulnerable are the method teachers, since the failures of students in their first year of teaching are most often attributed to the method teacher. I will take English teachers as my example partly because that is my area of immediate concern, partly because so many teachers trained in other areas find themselves teaching English at some stage, and partly because in most states English is a compulsory study up to the end of ...


Application For A Change Agent Strategy In Dissemination Of An Australian Innovation, Barry J. Fraser, David L. Smith Jan 1980

Application For A Change Agent Strategy In Dissemination Of An Australian Innovation, Barry J. Fraser, David L. Smith

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Several excellent reviews of the general education change and innovation literature exist and this literature indicates that a widely adopted strategy for planned development and dissemination of curriculum innovations has been the Research, Development and Diffusion (RD&D) model. This empirical-rational strategy involves the initial development of teacher-proof curriculum packages followed by mass dissemination which assumes that teachers' adaptation and translation problems have been largely anticipated and accommodated. The RD&D strategy, however, has recently provoked increasing skepticism because teachers and schools often have failed to adopt new curriculum materials, to implement them in ways envisaged by the developers, or ...


Attitudes Towards Migrants And Needs In Teacher Training : Some Research Findings, R. W. Sealey Jan 1980

Attitudes Towards Migrants And Needs In Teacher Training : Some Research Findings, R. W. Sealey

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

The area of immigrant education has become a major source of interest, concern, comment, and research in recent years. This interest has its origins in the concern felt and views expressed at various conferences that many pupils in our schools are in need of an educational approach which will take cognisance of their linguistic and cultural differences.


Work Experience And Trainee Teachers, Roger B. King, Bruce T, Haynes Jan 1980

Work Experience And Trainee Teachers, Roger B. King, Bruce T, Haynes

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

An educational policy problem currently receiving some scrutiny is the advisabi lity of school teachers being persons with experience of work and life situations outside of educational institutions (See Williams, 1979, Vol. 1, p.99 and The Schools Commission, 1979). Proposals on this matter include enrolment of more mature age students in teacher training; requiring teacher trainee students to have significant work experience prior to or during their period of training; providing teachers with seminars and other interactive opportunities for improving their knowledge of industry, the world of work and the wider society; and providing opportunities for secondment of teachers ...


Training Teachers To Plan, Philip Deschamp, David Tripp Jan 1980

Training Teachers To Plan, Philip Deschamp, David Tripp

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

As part of an attempt to understand why teachers use particular approaches to planning, this study addressed the question of how primary teachers are taught to plan by training institutions in Western Australia. The main reason for conducting this survey was the assumption that, although teachers' planning is influenced by other factors (such as the particular requirements ofthe schools in which they teach, what they believe to be their role as teachers, and the characteristics of the particular students) a major influence, especially if they are new to teaching, is how they were taught to plan during their initial training.


Teaching Practice, Supervision, Advice And Assessment : A Report Of An Investigation Undertaken Under The Auspices Of The Research Committee Of Nedlands College, M. Kaplan Jan 1980

Teaching Practice, Supervision, Advice And Assessment : A Report Of An Investigation Undertaken Under The Auspices Of The Research Committee Of Nedlands College, M. Kaplan

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

An opinion questionnaire (see Appendix One for details) was distributed to staff of the Departments of Education Studies and English Studies to identify expectations of staff in relation to teaching practice and to measure the extent to which staff views on the subject coincide. Use was made of the Delphi technique to enable respondents to modify and expand on the original questionnaire and to revise their initial responses in the light of additional information. It was felt that the Delphi technique would permit more detailed and reflective views to be obtained from staff and that this additional information would justify ...


Teaching As A Career: The Facts, B. Lawrence Jan 1980

Teaching As A Career: The Facts, B. Lawrence

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

No abstract provided.


The Delphi Technique : An Application Of The Delphi Technique As A Method Of Obtaining Staff Opinions On Issues Relating To Teaching Practice At Nedlands College Of Advanced Education, M. Kaplan Jan 1980

The Delphi Technique : An Application Of The Delphi Technique As A Method Of Obtaining Staff Opinions On Issues Relating To Teaching Practice At Nedlands College Of Advanced Education, M. Kaplan

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

As one approach to gathering information required in compiling a report on Teaching Practice, Supervision Advice and Assessment (Published as Research Committee Report Number 12), use was made of the Delphi Technique. (Kaplan, 1980).

Space precluded providing details of this technique in Report Number 12 but since the technique is not often used, it was decided to provide information on its application in the study in this separate report.


Employment Status Of 1978 Graduates From Churchlands College Of Advanced Education, Frank Wilson Jan 1980

Employment Status Of 1978 Graduates From Churchlands College Of Advanced Education, Frank Wilson

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

In 1979, Churchlands College graduates participated for the second time in the Graduate Career Council's graduate employment survey.

Detailed results of the 1979 survey have now been published and appear in the report: First Destinations of 1978 University and College Graduates as at April 30, 1979. Complementary copies of this report have been distributed to all Heads of Department.

In addition to the standard eleven item G.C.C.A. questionnaire, Churchlands graduates also received a supplementary set of questions. This collected additional employment information from graduates.

To be reported in this memo are:

1. The major G.C ...


The Language Of 5 1/2-Year-Old Children From Homes Where Macedonian, Vietnamese And An Aboriginal Tribal Language Are Used As The Language Of The Home, A. L. Mcgregor Jan 1980

The Language Of 5 1/2-Year-Old Children From Homes Where Macedonian, Vietnamese And An Aboriginal Tribal Language Are Used As The Language Of The Home, A. L. Mcgregor

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

Throughout the world migration patterns and changing attitudes towards education and other cultures have led over the past three or four decades to a remarkable growth in the learning of second or foreign languages. Within this area the learning of English by speakers of other languages takes up the largest numbers and is to be found in every part of the globe.

Nevertheless to date comparatively little is known of processes and patterns in second language development. Evidence on phonological and semantic development is exceedingly skimpy. Hernandez (in Ervin-Tripp 1970), Malmberg (1945), Wode (1976) and Ervin-Tripp (1974) have examined the ...


Rural Education Action Project, Murray Lake Jan 1980

Rural Education Action Project, Murray Lake

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

As a follow up to earlier samples of work sent out as part of the Rural Education Action Project, this booklet, through the courtesy of a metropolitan primary school principal and his staff, is forwarded in the hope that it may prove of value to schools in the assessment of levels of work attained by children. Additionally, while it is recognized that each teaching situation is different, the tests and the various analysis and recording techniques may be of some interest to teachers: In some cases, reproduction is not as clear as desired. This is a result of an attempt ...