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University Academics Responding And Adjusting To The Increasing Numbers Of Cross Cultural And Overseas Students, D J Phillips Jan 1992

University Academics Responding And Adjusting To The Increasing Numbers Of Cross Cultural And Overseas Students, D J Phillips

Legal Education Review

This article draws on material gathered during the conduct of two research projects. The first project investigated the nature of the primary determinants of study success for Indonesian Post Graduate students studying in Australian universities. This project was sponsored by the Australian International Development Assistance Bureau (AIDAB). The second study entitled Research into the Professional Development of Tertiary Teaching for Academics: With Special Reference to Cross Cultural and Overseas Student Interaction, investigates the nature of the reaction of academics to the increasing number of cross cultural and overseas students attending their courses. This project, was funded by the Department of ...


Social Structure, Educational Attainment And Admission To Law School, Alex Ziegert Jan 1992

Social Structure, Educational Attainment And Admission To Law School, Alex Ziegert

Legal Education Review

[Extract] “From the moment you are born, ...”, a recent TV advertisement tells us, “... the odds are stacked against you!”. The advertisement then goes on to demonstrate how minimal the chances are to incur certain favourable life-events. It suggests that, rather than trying hard, it is better to play the lottery as a way of overcoming the adversities of everyday life. However doubtful the actuarial calculations may be which are used in the advertisement, it makes a forceful point: what we expect to be, and what — in a democratic society — is promised to be, apparent equality of opportunities turns out as ...


Secondary School And University Results As Predictors Of Success In Law, Patrick Parkinson, Karen Tremayne, Julie Stubbs Jan 1992

Secondary School And University Results As Predictors Of Success In Law, Patrick Parkinson, Karen Tremayne, Julie Stubbs

Legal Education Review

Selection of students for university places has become an important public issue. Generally, issues of access and equity in admission to higher education have been high on the agenda of the federal government in the 1980s, and continue to be so. They have been the subject of numerous reports. Most of the attention has been focused upon finding alternatives to traditional routes to matriculation, as well as raising awareness among high school students of the possibilities of tertiary education. Schemes have been developed to allow applicants without traditional HSC or equivalent qualifications to gain admission to university. Thus programmes have ...


Teaching Writing In Law: A Model To Improve Student Learning, Annette Hansche Jan 1992

Teaching Writing In Law: A Model To Improve Student Learning, Annette Hansche

Legal Education Review

[Extract] Every year in almost every course, there are students whose work is assigned low grades because it lacks substance, clarity, creativity and sophistication. Why is such poor quality work produced? This familiar problem was raised recently by Shirley Rawson and Alan Tyree. The explanation focussed on by the authors is the failure of students to define or apply criteria for good work. The authors’ aim is accordingly to improve student performance by self and peer assessment which require the definition and application of criteria to evaluate one’s own or a peer student’s work. My own aim in ...


Preparing A Teaching Pohtmlolio For Law Educators, Patricia Weeks Jan 1992

Preparing A Teaching Pohtmlolio For Law Educators, Patricia Weeks

Legal Education Review

AIMS The aims of this article are to assist teachers of law to begin a process of self-reflection about their teaching, identify areas of strength and begin to develop a teaching profile. WHAT IS A TEACHING PORTFOLIO AND PROFILE? There seems to be some confusion in the literature regarding what a collection of evidence about teaching should be called. In some instances it is referred to as a profile, in others a dossier or portfolio. For simplicity portfolio will be the term used for the collection of data on your teaching. A summary of this information can then be used ...