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Navigating The Transition From School To Work: Implications For The Emotional Well-Being Of Young People, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman, John Ainley Feb 2012

Navigating The Transition From School To Work: Implications For The Emotional Well-Being Of Young People, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman, John Ainley

Kylie Hillman

No abstract provided.


Navigating The Transition From School To Work: Implications For The Emotional Well-Being Of Young People, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman, John Ainley Jan 2012

Navigating The Transition From School To Work: Implications For The Emotional Well-Being Of Young People, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman, John Ainley

Dr John Ainley

No abstract provided.


Some Perspectives On The Development Of Professional Standards-Based Teacher Assessments, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Lawrence Ingvarson Apr 2010

Some Perspectives On The Development Of Professional Standards-Based Teacher Assessments, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Lawrence Ingvarson

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Commissioned report prepared for the Interim Committee for the NSW Institute of Teachers.


Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire 2000, Adrian Beavis, John Ainley, Gerald Elsworth, B Guthrie Jul 2009

Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire 2000, Adrian Beavis, John Ainley, Gerald Elsworth, B Guthrie

Dr John Ainley

This report describes the views of graduates from Australian universities on their experience of postgraduate research. It focuses specifically on graduates who completed their courses of study in 2000 but also references the previous cohort of postgraduate research students. The Post-Graduate Research Experience Questionnaire enables graduates to express their degree of agreement or disagreement on the following facets of their courses : quality of supervision; intellectual climate of the department in which the respondent was based; development of skills; quality of the infrastructure provided by the university; the thesis examination process; and the clarity of goals and expectations.


Developing A Rich Assessment Task, Gayl O'Connor Oct 2002

Developing A Rich Assessment Task, Gayl O'Connor

Gayl O'Connor

No abstract provided.


Ict Acheivers Program, Anne-Marie Chase, Greg Powell Oct 2002

Ict Acheivers Program, Anne-Marie Chase, Greg Powell

Dr Anne-Marie Chase

On 6 February 2002, the Minister for Innovation, Industry and Regional Development announced the 50 successful schools to pilot the ICT Achievers Program.


The Existential Loneliness Questionnaire: Background, Development, And Preliminary Findings, A Mayers, Siek Khoo, M Svartberg Aug 2002

The Existential Loneliness Questionnaire: Background, Development, And Preliminary Findings, A Mayers, Siek Khoo, M Svartberg

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

No abstract provided.


Library Performance Indicators That Assess Student Success, Sonya Shepherd, Robert Fernekes May 2002

Library Performance Indicators That Assess Student Success, Sonya Shepherd, Robert Fernekes

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Recovery From A Traumatic Event: Issues In Constructing Recovery Curves For Longitudinal Program Evaluation, Siek Khoo Apr 2002

Recovery From A Traumatic Event: Issues In Constructing Recovery Curves For Longitudinal Program Evaluation, Siek Khoo

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

No abstract provided.


Differential Item Functioning Of Cesd Depressive Symptoms In The Aging Population, Siek Khoo, M Okun, J Steinberg Mar 2002

Differential Item Functioning Of Cesd Depressive Symptoms In The Aging Population, Siek Khoo, M Okun, J Steinberg

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

No abstract provided.


Inclusion Of Numeracy In Adult Basic Education, Dave Tout, Mary Schmitt Dec 2001

Inclusion Of Numeracy In Adult Basic Education, Dave Tout, Mary Schmitt

David (Dave) Tout

In their chapter on numeracy, the authors begin by exploring the many terms used to describe the learning of mathematics by adults. They discuss the relationship between the terms "mathematics" and "numeracy" and explain why numeracy--making meaning with numbers and mathematical processes--is the term they chose for their overview. Moving on to examine adult numeracy education in the U.S, the authors find that little attention is paid to the development of math skills among adults in Adult Basic Education (ABE) research but that adult numeracy education is prominent in practice. They highlight the development of practitioner groups that share ...


Program Needs Assessment Of The Global Development Learning Network In The East Asia And Pacific Region, John Ainley, D Banks, P Croger Dec 2001

Program Needs Assessment Of The Global Development Learning Network In The East Asia And Pacific Region, John Ainley, D Banks, P Croger

Dr John Ainley

The major purpose of the survey was to provide a program needs assessment for the Global Development Learning Network, which is a fully interactive, multi-channel network that connects Distance Learning Centres across the globe. [Introduction]


Navigating The Transition From School To Work: Implications For The Emotional Well-Being Of Young People, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman, John Ainley Dec 2001

Navigating The Transition From School To Work: Implications For The Emotional Well-Being Of Young People, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman, John Ainley

Julie McMillan

No abstract provided.


Analysis Of Reading Skills Development From Kindergarten Through First Grade: An Application Of Growth Mixture Modeling To Sequential Processes, B Muthén, Siek Khoo, D Francis, C Boscardin Dec 2001

Analysis Of Reading Skills Development From Kindergarten Through First Grade: An Application Of Growth Mixture Modeling To Sequential Processes, B Muthén, Siek Khoo, D Francis, C Boscardin

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

No abstract provided.


Participation In Science Courses In The Final Year Of High School In Australia : The Influences Of Single-Sex And Coeducational Schools, John Ainley, Peter Daly Dec 2001

Participation In Science Courses In The Final Year Of High School In Australia : The Influences Of Single-Sex And Coeducational Schools, John Ainley, Peter Daly

Dr John Ainley

The subjects studied in the senior secondary years have a major influence upon subsequent educational and career options, and the choice of subjects has been seen as involving issues about equity between various social groups. Concern over equity in subject choice is expressed in relation to science because it is regarded as the basis for entry to many programs of professional education. It is argued that the much lower levels of participation by young women in physical science courses at school means that a range of vocational choices is subsequently denied to them. In a number of Western countries single- ...


From Place To Place : School Location And Access To University Education In Victoria, Bob Birell, Virginia Rapson, Ian Dobson, Daniel Edwards, T Smith Dec 2001

From Place To Place : School Location And Access To University Education In Victoria, Bob Birell, Virginia Rapson, Ian Dobson, Daniel Edwards, T Smith

Dr Daniel Edwards

This study investigates the VCE outcomes for Victorian Year 12 students by school sector and location, and the consequences for university selection. The key finding is that students in Victorian government schools are performing poorly at Year 12 level relative to their counterparts in the Catholic and other Independent schools. The overall median ENTER for Independent schools students was 84.20, compared with 69.65 for Catholic schools and 62.80 for government schools. The percentage of students who began Year 12 in 2000 and actually enrolled in a Victorian university in 2001 were 31% (Government), 48% (Catholic) and 60 ...


Reflections On Planning A Case Study, Jennifer Bryce Dec 2001

Reflections On Planning A Case Study, Jennifer Bryce

Dr Jennifer Bryce

It seems that 'case study' can mean very different things. The staunch positivists treat it warily as some kind of slippery, self-indulgent chat about one's personal experiences at a site. Others mistakenly equate 'case study' with all forms of qualitative inquiry. And some see it merely as a way of making a quantitative study more interesting, but when used appropriately, well-planned, with participants and researcher working a collaborative manner, case study can be a powerful means of investigation. The author outlines the reason to undertake a case study and shares some issues that arise in the planning. Like most ...


The Nature And Characteristics Of Professionals In Australia, John Western, T Makkai, Julie Mcmillan, K Dwan Dec 2001

The Nature And Characteristics Of Professionals In Australia, John Western, T Makkai, Julie Mcmillan, K Dwan

Julie McMillan

No abstract provided.


Three Years On : Literacy Advance In The Early And Middle Primary Years, John Ainley, Marianne Fleming, Margaret Mcgregor Dec 2001

Three Years On : Literacy Advance In The Early And Middle Primary Years, John Ainley, Marianne Fleming, Margaret Mcgregor

Dr John Ainley

The Literacy Advance Research Project, a component of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria's broader Literacy Advance reform strategy, was designed as an evaluation of the implementation of the strategy and the approaches to literacy that the strategy encompasses. It began as a two-year longitudinal study (Phase One) that tracked student progress in literacy from the beginning of Year 1 to the end of Year 2. It also investigated the implementation of key elements of the Literacy Advance strategy over the two years. Phase Two of the Research Project began in February 2000. This extension was based on the ...


A Taxonomy For Inter-Model Parallelism In High Performance Data Mining, Ling Tan, D Taniar, K Smith Dec 2001

A Taxonomy For Inter-Model Parallelism In High Performance Data Mining, Ling Tan, D Taniar, K Smith

Dr Ling Tan

No abstract provided.


Labour Market Dynamics Of Young People In Australia: Changes Over Time, Julie Mcmillan, Gary Marks Dec 2001

Labour Market Dynamics Of Young People In Australia: Changes Over Time, Julie Mcmillan, Gary Marks

Julie McMillan

No abstract provided.


General Growth Mixture Modeling For Randomized Preventive Interventions, B Muthén, C Brown, K Masyn, B Jo, Siek Khoo, C Yang, C Wang, S Kellam, J Carlin, J Liao Dec 2001

General Growth Mixture Modeling For Randomized Preventive Interventions, B Muthén, C Brown, K Masyn, B Jo, Siek Khoo, C Yang, C Wang, S Kellam, J Carlin, J Liao

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

No abstract provided.


Assessment Criteria In A Large-Scale Writing Test: What Do They Really Mean To The Raters?, Tom Lumley Dec 2001

Assessment Criteria In A Large-Scale Writing Test: What Do They Really Mean To The Raters?, Tom Lumley

Dr Tom Lumley

The process of rating written language performance is still not well understood, despite a body of work investigating this issue over the last decade or so (e.g., Cumming, 1990; Huot, 1990; Vaughan, 1991; Weigle, 1994a; Milanovic et al., 1996). The purpose of this study is to investigate the process by which raters of texts written by ESL learners make their scoring decisions using an analytic rating scale designed for multiple test forms. The context is the Special Test of English Proficiency (step), which is used by the Australian government to assist in immigration decisions. Four trained, experienced and reliable ...


Elaborating A Model Of Teacher Professional Growth, David Clarke, Hilary Hollingsworth Dec 2001

Elaborating A Model Of Teacher Professional Growth, David Clarke, Hilary Hollingsworth

Dr Hilary Hollingsworth

This paper details a model of teacher professional growth and relates the model to the research data on which the model is empirically founded. A key feature of the model is its inclusion of four analytic domains in close correspondence to those employed by Guskey (Educational Researcher 15(5), 1986) and others, but the model proposed in this paper identifies the specific mechanisms by which change in one domain is associated with change in another. The interconnected, non-linear structure of the model enabled the identification of particular “change sequences” and “growth networks”, giving recognition to the idiosyncratic and individual nature ...


Performance Feedback To Schools Of Students’ Year 12 Assessments : The Vce Data Project, Ross Turner, Ken Rowe, K Lane Dec 2001

Performance Feedback To Schools Of Students’ Year 12 Assessments : The Vce Data Project, Ross Turner, Ken Rowe, K Lane

Ross Turner

This chapter describes a current project conducted in Victoria, Australia, to engender within-school improvements in teaching, learning and student achievement via the provision of performance feedback data from the Year 12 Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) assessment program. With a key focus on improvement, the purpose of the VCE Data Project aims to assist schools to monitor the effectiveness of their within-school teaching and learning programs for students on up to 53 subjects in a given year, and over time. Within the context of a discussion of issues related to the responsible feedback of student performance data to schools for ...


Dynamic Task Assignment In Server Farms: Better Performance By Task Grouping, Ling Tan, Z Tari Dec 2001

Dynamic Task Assignment In Server Farms: Better Performance By Task Grouping, Ling Tan, Z Tari

Dr Ling Tan

This paper describes a dynamic load balancing approach to distributed server farm systems. This approach overcomes the interference caused by non-negligible very-large tasks in the heavy-tailed distribution. First, a subset of tasks is allocated proportionally to the processing capability of participating servers by taking into account their remaining processing time. Later, tasks in the servers are processed in order of priority to optimise the system response time. The proposed load balancing algorithm also takes into account the information on server loads to avoid load imbalance caused by very large tasks. The experiments show that the mean waiting time and the ...


A New Parallel Genetic Algorithm, Ling Tan, D Taniar, K Smith Dec 2001

A New Parallel Genetic Algorithm, Ling Tan, D Taniar, K Smith

Dr Ling Tan

One problem of propagating the globally fittest individual via neighbourhood evolution in both the island model and the cellular model of existing parallel genetic algorithms (PGAs) is that the migration of the globally best individual is delayed to non-adjacent processors. This may cause an inferior search in those sub-populations. The propagation delay of the globally best individual is proportional to the network distance between two processors. Delayed migration of the best individual in PGAs is an essential deviation from the sequential version of the genetic algorithm, in which the best individuals are always used to compete with other individuals. To ...