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Combining Quantitative And Qualitative Data In A Study Of Progress Through High School, John Ainley, Michael Sheret Oct 1992

Combining Quantitative And Qualitative Data In A Study Of Progress Through High School, John Ainley, Michael Sheret

Dr John Ainley

No abstract provided.


The Economics Of Curriculum Provision For Years 11 And 12, Phil Mckenzie Oct 1992

The Economics Of Curriculum Provision For Years 11 And 12, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This paper analyses the allocational decisions that have been made concerning Years 11 and 12 programs in Australian government school systems.

It is drawn from a wider study of how system and school decision makers attempt to meet, within a tight financial context, the increased curriculum demands of a more diverse student body.

The study, which was based on samples of schools from four Australian government school systems in 1990, was concerned with the inter-relationship of decisions taken at the system and school levels.

It was conducted in conjunction with Ross Harrold and Marian Stone from the University of New ...


Class Issues In International Education, Irving Epstein Jun 1992

Class Issues In International Education, Irving Epstein

Irving Epstein

No abstract provided.


Nmbrthry (Number Theory), Raleigh Muns Jan 1992

Nmbrthry (Number Theory), Raleigh Muns

Raleigh Muns

Review of BITNET list NMBRTHRY discussing issues in the field of number theory.


Special Education Issues In China's Modernization, Irving Epstein Jan 1992

Special Education Issues In China's Modernization, Irving Epstein

Irving Epstein

No abstract provided.


Investigations In Metacognitive Learning Processes With Computers: Learner Based Inquiries, Diane Maschette, Evelyn Bransgrove, S Morris, Richard Johnson, Prue Anderson Dec 1991

Investigations In Metacognitive Learning Processes With Computers: Learner Based Inquiries, Diane Maschette, Evelyn Bransgrove, S Morris, Richard Johnson, Prue Anderson

Prue Anderson

Current research concerning learning highlights the importance of metacognitive skills in promoting successful learning for both adults and children (Baird, 1989; Flavell, 1981; Rowe, 1988). Several researchers have identified particular strategies for use in developing metacognitive skills in the classroom (Baird & Mitchell, 1986; Swan & White, 1990). Claims have been made for the computer as a useful tool in this process (for example, in developing problem solving skills) however there is relatively little research evidence to support such claims. This study addresses this shortfall, building on the considerable research in metacognition.


Families, Schools, And The Moral Education Of Children, Michael Pritchard Dec 1991

Families, Schools, And The Moral Education Of Children, Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

No abstract available.


Mapping Abilities And Skill Levels Using Rasch Techniques, Annie Brown, Catherine Elder, Tom Lumley, Tim Mcnamara, Joy Mcqueen Dec 1991

Mapping Abilities And Skill Levels Using Rasch Techniques, Annie Brown, Catherine Elder, Tom Lumley, Tim Mcnamara, Joy Mcqueen

Dr Tom Lumley

The ongoing interest in investigating the use of Item Response Theory (IRT) methods, involving the Rasch model, in language testing research and the development of language tests has encouraged the authors to explore the nature of this approach and to introduce some research on its validation.


In Vivo Growth Of C6 Glioma Cells Transfected With Connexin43 Cdna, C. Naus, K. Elisevich, D. Zhu, Daniel Belliveau, R. Del Maestro Dec 1991

In Vivo Growth Of C6 Glioma Cells Transfected With Connexin43 Cdna, C. Naus, K. Elisevich, D. Zhu, Daniel Belliveau, R. Del Maestro

Daniel J. Belliveau

In order to examine the possible role of intercellular communication via gap junctions in the control of tumor growth, we have transfected C6 glioma cells with connexin43 cDNA. We obtained several clones with variable expression of connexin43. The growth rate of these clones in culture was inversely related to the degree of expression of the transfected cDNA. To examine the growth of these transfected cells in vivo, cells were grown in spinner culture flasks to form spheroids 250–300 µm in diameter. Spheroids of nontransfected C6 cells produced large gliomas. Immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization analyses revealed relatively high levels ...


Displacement, Velocity, And Frames Of Reference: Phenomenographic Studies Of Students’ Understanding And Some Implications For Teaching And Assessment, John Bowden, Gloria Dall'alba, Elaine Martin, D Laurillard, Ference Marton, Geoff Masters, Paul Ramsden, Andrew Stephanou, E Walsh Dec 1991

Displacement, Velocity, And Frames Of Reference: Phenomenographic Studies Of Students’ Understanding And Some Implications For Teaching And Assessment, John Bowden, Gloria Dall'alba, Elaine Martin, D Laurillard, Ference Marton, Geoff Masters, Paul Ramsden, Andrew Stephanou, E Walsh

Prof Geoff Masters AO

Student understanding of fundamental concepts in kinematics has been explored using the phenomenographic research method. University and high schoolphysics students were interviewed and their understandings of displacement, velocity, and frames of reference have been analyzed in particular problem contexts. Descriptions of the different ways students understand the concepts have been developed and relations between the different levels of understanding have been identified. The data highlight the contextual nature of learning and the need for teachers to focus on the nature of student understanding in specific contexts using questions that require qualitative explanation by students. In particular, it is demonstrated that ...


The Nllia Esl Development Project And Assessment In The Curriculum, Tom Lumley, Penny Mckay Dec 1991

The Nllia Esl Development Project And Assessment In The Curriculum, Tom Lumley, Penny Mckay

Dr Tom Lumley

This article outlines the ESL Development or the ESL Profiles Project, abbreviated terms for the National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia (NLLIA) ESL Development Project: Language and Literacy in Schools. A brief introduction to the project and two of its principal components: the ESL Bandscales and the Exemplar Assessment Activities with accompanying Observation Guides for each macro-skill, are included in this article.