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Yan, Li; Yinghong, Yang; Lui, Siu Man; Whiteside, Mary; Tsey, Komla – Educational Studies, 2019
Globally, universities are increasingly seeking to equip their graduates with specific "soft" skills to complement traditional "hard" skills so they can function in a rapidly changing and dynamic world. While hard skills are relatively straightforward to define and foster the same cannot be said for soft skills, despite the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Skill Development, Feasibility Studies
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Choy, Sarojni; Wärvik, Gun-Britt – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
The study reported here used a practice theory lens to understand vocational education and training (VET) teachers' current practices in supporting integration of learning in educational institutions and workplaces -- specifically for refugee and migrant students. A case study was conducted with 10 teachers delivering aged care programmes in South…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Vocational Education
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Clarke, Patricia; Henning, Joerg; Coleman, Glen; Schull, Daniel – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
In Australia, the inception of veterinary technology, as a higher education discipline underpinning an emerging, mid-tier paraveterinary field, reflected global trends for more highly educated veterinary paraprofessionals to meet changing societal demands. In this study, veterinary technology graduates were surveyed about their experiences in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Veterinary Medicine, Paraprofessional Personnel, Allied Health Personnel
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Locke, Patrick; Maton, Karl – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Contemporary education reforms that draw ideas from the political and economic fields are said to be altering the nature of vocational education. While there are substantial policy studies on the effects of marketisation reforms, fewer analyse the perspectives of vocational educators on such reforms. How vocational educators negotiate the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Commercialization, Educational Change, Vocational Education
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Paul, Jacob M.; Gray, Sarah A.; Butterworth, Brian L.; Reeve, Robert A. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Children's early math abilities have been claimed to depend differentially on various cognitive competencies (e.g., core number skills, working memory, and general math and reading abilities). Clarifying the relative importance of these different cognitive markers in predicting key early math skills would provide a conceptual framework for…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Mathematics Tests, Numbers, Mathematics Skills
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Garn, Alex C.; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Lonsdale, Chris – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Student motivation research seeks to uncover greater understanding of when, how, and why students succeed or fail in school settings. Self-determination theory has been at the forefront of helping educational stakeholders answer questions on student motivation. This study investigates the motivation mediation model proposed by self-determination…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Need Gratification, Student Motivation, Self Determination
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Eichenlaub, Naomi; Grover, Trina; Thomas, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This paper, based on an exchange of librarians between academic libraries in Canada and Australia, describes the process of planning for and participating in an international job exchange. It highlights the benefits of the exchange and lessons learned from it and reflects on the opportunities for career development and renewal afforded by such a…
Descriptors: International Educational Exchange, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Foreign Countries
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Trenholm, S.; Hajek, B.; Robinson, C. L.; Chinnappan, M.; Albrecht, A.; Ashman, H. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
The use of recorded lecture videos (RLVs) in mathematics instruction continues to advance. Prior research at the post-secondary level has indicated a tendency for RLV use in mathematics to be negatively correlated with academic performance, although it is unclear whether this is because regular users are generally weaker mathematics students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Learner Engagement
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Baik, Chi; Naylor, Ryan; Arkoudis, Sophie; Dabrowski, Anna – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The previous two decades have seen much improvement in the first-year experience of students attending university. Yet for a significant proportion of students, coping with university study remains challenging. This is particularly the case for those students entering university with low tertiary admission scores. Although the higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Experience, College Entrance Examinations
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Martino, Wayne; Cumming-Potvin, Wendy – Research Papers in Education, 2019
In this paper, we draw on conversations with two English teachers in an Australian government speciality arts focused school to investigate possibilities for envisaging trans-affirmative and queer pedagogies in the classroom. It draws from two studies that are concerned to investigate how gender and sexually diverse students are being supported in…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation
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Crooke, Alexander Hew Dale – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
This article explores the extent to which recent policy-based advocacy for music in Australian schools has been guided by economic arguments. This exploration was driven by emerging commentary on the rise of neo-social education policy, which is said to have reframed equality and social justice in education as tools for economic agendas. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Music, Music Education
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Lynch, David; Smith, Richard; Yeigh, Tony; Provost, Steve – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to compare measures of socio-economic status (Index of Community Socio-educational Advantage values (ICSEA)), school performance, school funding and school readiness in terms of their impact on student performance. In this respect, the paper tests the proposition -- given research that suggests the teacher is…
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement
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Vassos, Maria; Nankervis, Karen; Skerry, Trevor; Lante, Kerrie – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Research shows that up to 43% of disability support workers (DSWs) report poor psychosocial work outcomes (e.g., stress, job burnout, low job satisfaction). This study examined whether the job demand-control-(support) model offers a valid explanation of DSW burnout and work engagement. Method: 325 DSWs completed online measures of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Stress Variables, Burnout, Job Satisfaction
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Hussain, Rafat; Janicki, Matthew P.; Knox, Marie; Wark, Stuart; Parmenter, Trevor – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Aims: Life expectancy for both sexes in Australia exceeds 80 years, with individuals with intellectual disability also increasingly living into older age. This research aimed to comparatively examine perceptions of staff supporting either older adults or age peers with lifelong intellectual disability. Methods: This project asked 420 medical,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Intellectual Disability, Health Personnel, Health Services
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Hughes-Scholes, Carolyn H.; Gavidia-Payne, Susana; Davis, Kate; Mahar, Nicole – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Research has demonstrated that having an understanding of families' everyday routines is important when planning interventions, yet the nature of the information revealed by families about their daily lives has been scarcely documented. The aim of this study was to examine the concerns and priorities of families with a child with a…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Intervention, Infants, Toddlers
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