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ERIC Number: EJ986419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9441
Australian Students' Knowledge and Understanding of Asia: A National Study
Griffin, Patrick; Woods, Kerry; Dulhunty, Mark
Australian Journal of Education, v48 n3 p253-267 Nov 2004
This paper examines Australian students' knowledge of Asia, and reports on a national survey of Year 5 and 8 students. Knowledge was measured by using a combined set of subtests tailored to each state and territory curriculum and reported in terms of a standards referenced framework. The survey collected data from more than 7000 students in over 300 schools covering all states and territories. It showed that, at the primary level, student knowledge of Asia was related to school policy-related commitment and to the frequency of the teachers' use of resources. In secondary schools, the development of knowledge and understanding of Asia was related to the range of teaching resources drawn upon, as well as the frequency of their use. Commitment to studies of Asia was important and influential, but it seemed not to matter whether this commitment was at a teacher or school level. (Contains 1 table and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Australia