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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.


Evaluating The Work Of Teachers In Australian Schools : Vision And Reality, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Lawrence Ingvarson, Rod Chadbourne Apr 2010

Evaluating The Work Of Teachers In Australian Schools : Vision And Reality, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Lawrence Ingvarson, Rod Chadbourne

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Given the importance of effective teacher evaluation to successful teaching and learning, it is surprising that many of the research findings in this area are being ignored. Discredited procedures continue to survive and are even born again within reinvented systems of bureaucratic and managerial control This paper argues for an approach to teacher evaluation that reflects the findings of contemporary research. It falls into three parts. The first part reviews the relevant literature and distills some features and principles that underpin successful policy and practice. The second part describes a case study that was part of a research project, begun ...


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.


Association Between Intended And Attained Algebra Curriculum In Timss 1998/1999 For Ten Countries, Alla Routitsky, Susan Zammit Nov 2002

Association Between Intended And Attained Algebra Curriculum In Timss 1998/1999 For Ten Countries, Alla Routitsky, Susan Zammit

Dr Alla Routitsky

The Third International Mathematics and Science Study- Repeat 1998/1999 (TIMSS) assessed the mathematics and science achievement of students in their second year of high school. In addition to achievement tests, extensive information was collected from students and teachers. Of the 38 countries that took part, the overall results in mathematics of eleven countries, including Australia were not statistically different. Following the TIMSS research model, this article examines the association between three levels of curriculum, the intended curriculum, the implemented and the attained curriculum. In particular, this paper compares the achievement in four algebra topics for those students whose teachers ...


The Influence Of It : Perspectives From Five Australian Schools, John Ainley, D Banks, M Fleming Nov 2002

The Influence Of It : Perspectives From Five Australian Schools, John Ainley, D Banks, M Fleming

Dr John Ainley

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are now widespread in Australian schools but with variation in how, where, when and how much they are used. Computers may be located in a computer laboratory, distributed throughout the school, or students may use their own laptop computers. IT may be a subject in its own right or ICT may be used across all areas of the curriculum. It is how ICT is used in the school setting that is important in providing students with the skills to be participate in a 'knowledge society'. This paper examines the ways in which information and communication ...


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.


Faculty Diversity, Kyle Scafide, Barbara Johnson Aug 2002

Faculty Diversity, Kyle Scafide, Barbara Johnson

Kyle Scafide

This article presents a broad view of issues related to faculty diversity. Headings include Demographics, The Growth of Faculty Diversity as an Ideal, and Barriers in the Academic Workplace. Race, ethnicity, and gender are the most common characteristics that institutions observe in order to measure faculty diversity. An even broader approach to faculty diversity involves age, socioeconomic background, national origin, sexual orientation, and diverse learning styles and opinions. Until the latter part of the twentieth century, the professoriate in the western world was composed almost exclusively of privileged, heterosexual males of Caucasian descent. Higher education institutions are generally concerned with ...


Imsa 2061 Program Year 2001-2002 Summary Report, Steven R. Rogg Aug 2002

Imsa 2061 Program Year 2001-2002 Summary Report, Steven R. Rogg

Steven R Rogg

In 2000 IMSA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Project 2061 established a partnership, IMSA 2061, to offer unique and nationally recognized professional development programs for mathematics and science teachers and education leaders. Participants in the IMSA 2061 professional development programs learn to use the tools, research, and experiences of education reform to enable all students to achieve the learning expressed in state and national standards. Activities described in this report fall into two categories, Introductory Workshops and long-term programs with districts. IMSA 2061 Introductory Workshops help educators become aware of how to apply Project 2061 ...


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.


On Decreasing Gender Differences And Attitudinal Changes: Factors Influencing Australian And English Pupils' Choice Of A Career In Science, Linda Miller, Petra Lietz, Dieter Kotte Mar 2002

On Decreasing Gender Differences And Attitudinal Changes: Factors Influencing Australian And English Pupils' Choice Of A Career In Science, Linda Miller, Petra Lietz, Dieter Kotte

Dr Petra Lietz

Encouraging the entry of women into science-related careers remains problematic in the UK and Australia. Although recent initiatives have resulted in increased participation of girls in science-related subjects in schools, there remains a significant gender divide in entry to scientific programmes of study at post-compulsory and university levels. In this study, datasets for 13-year-old pupils in Australia and England taken from the Third International Maths and Science Survey (TIMSS) were used to derive path models that identify factors influencing the extent to which science-related careers were viewed as desirable by Australian and English pupils. Results indicated that, in both countries ...


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 ...


Museum Educators' Workshop Study: Attracting And Retaining Teachers In Museum-Sponsored Professional Development Programs, Steven R. Rogg Mar 2002

Museum Educators' Workshop Study: Attracting And Retaining Teachers In Museum-Sponsored Professional Development Programs, Steven R. Rogg

Steven R Rogg

In preparation for the Museum Educator’s Workshop, the Planning Team saw that a necessary first step would be to honor the perspectives of Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers and principals. Changes in Illinois Teacher Recertification requirements, changes within the CPS itself, and nation-wide developments in the teaching profession suggested that a fresh look at Chicago’s professional development landscape would be necessary. Indeed, many relevant questions about the role(s) of museums in teacher professional development were raised during initial Planning Team discussions. Here are just a few examples: Which organizations are the foremost providers of professional development for ...


Museum Educators' Workshop Study Highlights: Attracting And Retaining Teachers In Museum-Sponsored Professional Development Programs, Steven Rogg Mar 2002

Museum Educators' Workshop Study Highlights: Attracting And Retaining Teachers In Museum-Sponsored Professional Development Programs, Steven Rogg

Steven R Rogg

Following Phase I, of the Museums In the Park Study, the Planning Team used this information to design and conduct the Museum Educators’ Workshop event on March 15, 2002. Highlights of the Phase-I study were also presented to participants at the workshop event.


Maps-Ii Study Final Report For The Initiative “Museums And Public Schools” On Behalf Of Museums In The Park And Chicago Public Schools, Steven R. Rogg Jan 2002

Maps-Ii Study Final Report For The Initiative “Museums And Public Schools” On Behalf Of Museums In The Park And Chicago Public Schools, Steven R. Rogg

Steven R Rogg

The Museums and Public Schools (MAPS) initiative intends to “create a lasting impact on teaching and learning by integrating museum resources into the educational process and serve as a national model.” It is conceived as a “sustained partnership of museums and schools, students and teachers,” engaging them in “authentic learning experiences.” This is to be accomplished primarily via the explicit incorporation of relevant (as indicated by the Chicago Academic Standards) cultural, historical, and scientific resources of Chicago’s world-class museums into the curriculum of Chicago Public Schools. The result is to be an experience of education that is powerfully rich ...


Bridging The Gap Between The 'Haves' And The 'Have Nots' : Report Of The National Education And Employment Forum (Neef), A Feeney, D Feeney, M Norton, Robert Simons, D Wyatt, G Zappala Dec 2001

Bridging The Gap Between The 'Haves' And The 'Have Nots' : Report Of The National Education And Employment Forum (Neef), A Feeney, D Feeney, M Norton, Robert Simons, D Wyatt, G Zappala

Dr Robert Simons

This report addresses key issues of concern across the country about those Australians who continue to experience disadvantage in a variety of ways. It reaffirms the role of education as a major contributor to the transformation of Australian society, and as a passport to employment and fuller participation in that society.


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.


Parametric Optimization In Data Mining Incorporated With Ga-Based Search, L Tan, D Taniar, K Smith Dec 2001

Parametric Optimization In Data Mining Incorporated With Ga-Based Search, L Tan, D Taniar, K Smith

Dr Ling Tan

A number of parameters must be specified for a data-mining algorithm. Default values of these parameters are given and generally accepted as ‘good’ estimates for any data set. However, data mining models are known to be data dependent, and so are for their parameters. Default values may be good estimates, but they are often not the best parameter values for a particular data set. A tuned set of parameter values is able to produce a data-mining model of better classification and higher prediction accuracy. However parameter search is known to be expensive. This paper investigates GA-based heuristic techniques in a ...