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Early Years Of English, Margaret Forster, Prue Anderson, Andrew Stephanou Sep 2015

Early Years Of English, Margaret Forster, Prue Anderson, Andrew Stephanou

Prue Anderson

No abstract provided.


The Programme For International Student Assessment: An Overview, Ross Turner, Ray Adams Aug 2013

The Programme For International Student Assessment: An Overview, Ross Turner, Ray Adams

Prof Ray Adams

This paper provides an overview of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an on-going international comparative survey study of educational outcomes at age 15. PISA is sponsored by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and for the period 1998-2010 has been designed and implemented by a consortium led by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).


Australian Changing Academic Profession (Cap) Sampling Design, Hamish Coates, Martin Murphy Jul 2013

Australian Changing Academic Profession (Cap) Sampling Design, Hamish Coates, Martin Murphy

Martin Murphy

No abstract provided.


Building Capacity : Strategic Professional Development For Early Childhood Practitioners, Bridie Raban, Andrea Nolan, Manjula Waniganayake, Christine Ure, Robert Brown, Jan Deans Dec 2012

Building Capacity : Strategic Professional Development For Early Childhood Practitioners, Bridie Raban, Andrea Nolan, Manjula Waniganayake, Christine Ure, Robert Brown, Jan Deans

Dr Robert Brown

No abstract provided.


The Measurement And Determinants Of Growth In Receptive Vocabulary, Sheldon Rothman, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman Sep 2011

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

Kylie Hillman

No abstract provided.


Factors Affecting The Impact Of Teacher Education Programmes On Teacher Preparedness : Implications For Accreditation Policy, Lawrence Ingvarson, Adrian Beavis, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Apr 2010

Factors Affecting The Impact Of Teacher Education Programmes On Teacher Preparedness : Implications For Accreditation Policy, Lawrence Ingvarson, Adrian Beavis, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

This study provides guidance to policy-makers about the standards that might be appropriate for accrediting teacher education programs. The study was commissioned by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), a statutory body established in 2001 by the Victorian state government with responsibility for the registration (licensing) of teachers and the accreditation of teacher education programs. The study investigated the characteristics of effective initial teacher education programs, as reported by teachers who have just finished their first year of teaching. A survey instrument was distributed in 2004 to all registered teachers who had graduated from their teacher education program in 2002 ...


Teacher Workload And Effective Teaching : What Do Teachers Think?, Jenny Wilkinson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Apr 2010

Teacher Workload And Effective Teaching : What Do Teachers Think?, Jenny Wilkinson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Summaries of two major recent research reports into teachers’ workload and teachers’ work practices will be presented in this session: Secondary Teacher Workload Study and Primary (Elementary) Teacher Work Study. The research was carried out by the Australian Council for Educational Research for the New Zealand Ministry of Education. The purpose of the studies was to gain an understanding of the nature and patterns of teachers’ work, to explore practical and innovative ways in which teachers manage their work and to determine what factors cause work pressure for them. A particular focus of these studies was teacher perceptions of workload ...


Leadership Courses : Do They Deliver?, Michelle Anderson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Apr 2010

Leadership Courses : Do They Deliver?, Michelle Anderson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

The authors examine professional learning courses for principals and ask whether they really deliver what they claim they do. Developers of professional learning need first to have guiding conceptions of school leadership. In recent years, a number of school systems in Australia and overseas have established standards frameworks that spell out leadership knowledge and skills. These can provide a bridge between research and practice, and they are one way to capture what is currently known and valued about the field of school leadership. The authors look at the most effective ways in which such standards can be used to support ...


Different Steps : Post-School Pathways For Australian Students, Jennifer Bryce, Michelle Anderson Feb 2010

Different Steps : Post-School Pathways For Australian Students, Jennifer Bryce, Michelle Anderson

Dr Jennifer Bryce

New research investigates students' often non-linear post-school transitions. A new report, 'Australian Stories: Young People, Their Families and Post-School Plans', builds on research undertaken by the Australian Council for Educational Research for the Smith Family. It examines the stories of nine young people who have participated in the Smith Family Learning for Life scholarship program and who are considered to have made a positive start towards achieving their post-school goals. By asking these young people questions about their decision-making, the barriers they faced, and strategies for overcoming these, the study suggests ways that young people in similar situations may be ...


The Measurement And Determinants Of Growth In Receptive Vocabulary, Sheldon Rothman, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman Jan 2010

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

Dr John Ainley

No abstract provided.


Postgraduate Research Experience 2006 : The Report Of The Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire, Hamish Coates, John Ainley, B Guthrie, T Friedman Jul 2009

Postgraduate Research Experience 2006 : The Report Of The Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire, Hamish Coates, John Ainley, B Guthrie, T Friedman

Dr John Ainley

Each year, graduates of Australian higher education institutions who have completed a doctoral or research masters degree are invited by their institution and Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) to respond to the Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire (PREQ) about four months after graduation. This report presents the results from the seventh PREQ survey conducted since 1999. The PREQ asks graduates to respond to 28 statements about seven aspects of their research degree. The first 27 statements measure the quality of supervision, the intellectual climate of the department in which the respondent studied, the development of generic skills, the quality of the infrastructure ...


Wumb Invites Dr. Christopher Overtree As A Guest On Commonwealth Journal To Discuss Providing Support For Military Families., Christopher E. Overtree Dec 2007

Wumb Invites Dr. Christopher Overtree As A Guest On Commonwealth Journal To Discuss Providing Support For Military Families., Christopher E. Overtree

Christopher E. Overtree

Psychological Services Center Director, Dr. Christopher Overtree is a guest on Commonwealth Journal discussing the provision of mental health services for military personnel and their families.


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.


The Disenfranchised And The Disillusioned. What Are We Learning And What Can Be Salvaged From The Current Politics And Discourses Surrounding Australian Literacy Initiatives For Indigenous Students, And The National Assessment Of Literacy Standards Of Indigenous Learners?, J. Connelly Nov 2007

The Disenfranchised And The Disillusioned. What Are We Learning And What Can Be Salvaged From The Current Politics And Discourses Surrounding Australian Literacy Initiatives For Indigenous Students, And The National Assessment Of Literacy Standards Of Indigenous Learners?, J. Connelly

Dr. CONNELLY, Jennifer

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of Change Processes., Julie Kos, M Wilkinson Nov 2007

Evaluation Of Change Processes., Julie Kos, M Wilkinson

Dr Julie Kos

Submitted by ACER to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education, Central Queensland University.


Utilizing Change Theory In Educational Scholarship And Research, Robert Macmillan Nov 2007

Utilizing Change Theory In Educational Scholarship And Research, Robert Macmillan

Robert C. MacMillan

No abstract provided.


The Politics And Discourses Surrounding Australia’S Current Literacy Initiatives For Indigenous Learners, J. Connelly Oct 2007

The Politics And Discourses Surrounding Australia’S Current Literacy Initiatives For Indigenous Learners, J. Connelly

Dr. CONNELLY, Jennifer

No abstract provided.


Dbrief : A Research Paradigm For Ict Adoption, Katherine Dix Oct 2007

Dbrief : A Research Paradigm For Ict Adoption, Katherine Dix

Dr Katherine Dix

The concern that educational research is often divorced from the problems and issues of everyday teaching practice, is strongly influenced by the chosen paradigm in which the research is framed. Modelled on design-based research methods, this paper presents the development of a theoretical research framework that accommodates complex interventions, such as the adoption of ICT into mainstream classroom practice, which can be informed and improved through empirical study. It is hoped that in developing the Design-Based Research in Innovative Education Framework (DBRIEF), the desirable outcome of providing a practical and adaptable instrument with the potential to find applicability, currency, and ...


The Massillon Academic Success Project: An Investigation Of How Disadvantaged African American Students Can Rise Above Barriers To Academic Achievement, Oscar T. Mcknight Oct 2007

The Massillon Academic Success Project: An Investigation Of How Disadvantaged African American Students Can Rise Above Barriers To Academic Achievement, Oscar T. Mcknight

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Assessment For Learning: An Outcomes-Based Approach To Enhance Learning, Ian R. Mcandrew, William Muldoon, Indra R. Sinka Oct 2007

Assessment For Learning: An Outcomes-Based Approach To Enhance Learning, Ian R. Mcandrew, William Muldoon, Indra R. Sinka

Ian R. McAndrew

This paper draws on two case studies from UK universities to advance debate regarding assessment
strategies and methods in the ERAU Worldwide. It focuses on the use of summative and formative
assessment, the role of feedback, and the importance of learning outcomes for continuous academic
improvement. Findings from the first case study, with three cohorts of graduate students, show that,
where students are encouraged to learn from their mistakes via formative feedback, improvement is
more likely than when standard approaches to assessment are employed. The second case study
identifies one university's approach to changing the design, delivery and assessment ...


Wfcr Interviews Psychological Services Center Director Christopher Overtree About Support Groups For Military Families, Christopher E. Overtree Oct 2007

Wfcr Interviews Psychological Services Center Director Christopher Overtree About Support Groups For Military Families, Christopher E. Overtree

Christopher E. Overtree

Western Massachusetts military families will get help from two new support groups being offered by UMass Amherst's Psychological Services Center. Dr. Christopher Overtree, the PSC's Director, says the aim of the support groups is to help family members maintain a healthy relationship with their loved one in Iraq or Afghanistan, while meeting the daily demands of everyday life at home. Overtree says multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and extended deployments are taking their toll on the mental health of relatives. one of the groups will be for the parents and spouses of those that are ...


Basic And Secondary Education In Indonesia: Facts And Expectations., Julie Kos Oct 2007

Basic And Secondary Education In Indonesia: Facts And Expectations., Julie Kos

Dr Julie Kos

Invited keynote address.


Student Exit Survey 2007 : Interim Report., Julie Kos Sep 2007

Student Exit Survey 2007 : Interim Report., Julie Kos

Dr Julie Kos

Submitted by ACER to the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria.


Gathering Quality Data For Management: Capturing Your Catchment, Daniel Edwards Sep 2007

Gathering Quality Data For Management: Capturing Your Catchment, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Putting Achievement Growth In Context: Methodological Issues, Siek Khoo Sep 2007

Putting Achievement Growth In Context: Methodological Issues, Siek Khoo

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

No abstract provided.


Problem-Based Learning: A Meta-Analytic Review Of Problem And Implementation Types Across Disciplines And Educational Levels, Andrew Walker, Heather Leary Sep 2007

Problem-Based Learning: A Meta-Analytic Review Of Problem And Implementation Types Across Disciplines And Educational Levels, Andrew Walker, Heather Leary

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Half Of Australian Youth Aged 18-20 Are Not In Training, Bob Birrell, Daniel Edwards Aug 2007

Half Of Australian Youth Aged 18-20 Are Not In Training, Bob Birrell, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

The authors undertake a detailed analysis of data from the 2006 Census. The data reveal that a substantial proportion of Australia's 18 to 20 year olds are not participating in any form of education. In addition, of those non-attendees, labour force participation is also remarkably low. A supplementary table to the report, which shows education participation rates by Australian federal electorates is also available.


The Impact Of Increasing Competition For University On Disadvantaged Government School Students, Daniel Edwards Aug 2007

The Impact Of Increasing Competition For University On Disadvantaged Government School Students, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

The influence of socioeconomic status on academic outcomes has been well documented in literature exploring post school pathways. Such accounts of educational disadvantage exist in relation to Melbourne, Australia as they do in other cities across the developed world. However, over the past decade in Melbourne there has been an increased stratification of educational outcomes that cannot necessarily be explained by any parallel increase in social inequality. This differentiation of outcomes has been the result of growing competition for university places – stemming from growth in the school aged population and rising retention rates, but accompanied by no equivalent increase in ...


What Is New In Assessment Land?, Gabrielle Matters Aug 2007

What Is New In Assessment Land?, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


Variable Codebook: To Accompany The Directorate General, Quality Improvement Of Teachers And Education Personnel (Pmptk)., Julie Kos, Dulcie Lay Jul 2007

Variable Codebook: To Accompany The Directorate General, Quality Improvement Of Teachers And Education Personnel (Pmptk)., Julie Kos, Dulcie Lay

Dr Julie Kos

No abstract provided.