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ERIC Number: ED243388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education Research & Development, Volume 2, Number 2, 1983.
Powell, J. P., Ed.
Higher Education Research & Development, v2 n2 p127-224 1983
The status of women in college and employment, the attitudes of mature-age alumni, individualized instruction, unsuccessful innovations, and grading are addressed in five articles in this issue of an Australian journal. "Women in Advanced Education, Advancement for Whom?" (Jan Craney, Carol O'Donnell) cites evidence to indicate that the greater power of male groups has influenced the differing course structures and enrollment patterns faced by male and female students, as well as the lower employment status of women. Next, the attitudes of 266 mature age graduates are reported in "Mature Age Study: Was It Worth the Effort?" (Rod McDonald, Susan Knights, Burnice Everall, Anne Quilty, Dianne Sansom). The third article, "Approaches to Individualising Instruction--A Review" (Margot Pearson), examines the development of the individualized instructional mode and reports evidence on outcomes. "Specifications of a Grading System" (B. W. Imrie) discusses concepts of assessment and provides examples of grading systems used in New Zealand universities in 1983. The fifth article, "Anatomy of an Unsuccessful Innovation" (Charles E. Noble), examines an interdisciplinary studies innovation in the field of energy studies. Review articles on the following topics are also included: evaluating academic development, academic tenure, and critical thinking and education. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Graduates, Females, Foreign Countries, Grading, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Power Structure, Sex Discrimination
Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, TERC, P.O. Box 1, Kensington, New South Wales 2033, Australia.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Sydney. (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; New Zealand