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Fehring, Heather, Ed. – 2003
This book offers 19 articles, published between 1992 and 2002 by the Australian Literacy Educators' Association, that present diverse viewpoints related to literacy assessment and reporting practices. Following an Introduction, articles in the book are: "Understanding the Influences on Teachers' Judgments in the Process of Assessing and…
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Foreign Countries
Gamage, David – 2003
The research methodology of this study included both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Samples consisted of school counselors from 66 Victorian, 33 ACT, and 71 NSW schools in Australia. Findings show that building genuine partnerships between school and external communities requires lots of effort, commitment, and time. Effectiveness of a…
Descriptors: Accountability, Change Agents, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement
Crowther, Frank; Kaagan, Stephen S.; Ferguson, Margaret; Hann, Leonne – 2002
This book presents information from a 5-year research project on teacher leadership which offers evidence that the answer to school vitality lies largely in the redefinition of traditional leadership in education and in the elevation of the perception, status, and role of classroom teachers. The research involved interviews with teachers and…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
Vialle, Wilma, Ed.; Geake, John, Ed. – 2002
Twenty-one research articles originally published in the "Australasian Journal of Gifted Education" over the past decade are collected in this book and address aspects of gifted education including pedagogy and curriculum, policy and practice, social and emotional needs, school and family, neuropsychology and cognition, and special…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Development, Educational Methods, Educational Policy
Newcastle Univ., Callaghan (Australia). Family Action Centre. – 2000
This report contains the proceedings of a conference convened to build on the work of those pioneering better teaching and learning techniques for boys. Teachers at the conference were asked to present their schools' experiences in a case study format to maximize the learning and discussion among participants. The report begins with a schedule of…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Case Studies, Child Behavior, Childhood Needs
Spaull, Andrew – 2000
This book is a study of the Australian Education Union (AEU), a federal organization of government schoolteachers in the states and territories of Australia. Founded in 1984 as the Australian Teachers Union, it became the AEU in 1993. By 1998, the AEU had grown to become the third largest trade union in Australian, with some 157,000 members. This…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Labor Relations, Teacher Associations
Papademetre, Leo – 2000
This workbook and videotape kit invites teachers to explore the fundamental concepts of language and culture in universal terms and in relation to their teaching of languages and cultures in their classrooms. Comparing and contrasting cultural phenomena and their associated linguistic meanings across cultures offers teachers the opportunity to…
Descriptors: Chinese, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Relevance
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Nichol, Ray; Robinson, Jim – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2000
Explores the characteristics of indigenous learners and pedagogical strategies to assist in both student learning and teacher delivery. Focuses on teaching mathematics to Aboriginal learners and non-Aboriginal students in Australia and elsewhere. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups
Mawer, Mick, Ed. – 1996
These chapters describe partnerships and mentoring programs in the United Kingdom for initial teacher education. Part 1: The Context contains two chapters: "Partnerships in School-Based Training: The Implications for Physical Education" (Patricia Shenton and Elizabeth Murdoch); and "What Is Mentoring?" (Michael Taylor and Joan…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Forster, Margaret; Masters, Geoff – 1996
In developmental assessment, teachers monitor student progress against a map of developing skills, knowledge, and understanding. Portfolio assessment is a tool to use in developmental assessment, and there are many types of portfolios to support developmental assessment of students. When considering a portfolio type, it is important to consider…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Forster, Margaret; Masters, Geoff – 1996
Performance assessment is the assessment of students engaged in an activity. It is the on-the-spot evaluation of a performance, behavior, or interaction. Ordinarily, there is no concrete product that can be judged at a later date. In Developmental Assessment, teachers monitor student progress against a preconstructed map of developing skills,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
Masters, Geoff; Forster, Margaret – 1996
A progress map describes the nature of development in an area of learning and thus serves as a frame of reference for monitoring individual growth. An essential feature of a progress map, which is an integral component of Developmental Assessment, is that it describes and illustrates developing competence. The first step in constructing a progress…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Forster, Margaret; Masters, Geoff – 1996
Projects are extended pieces of work completed over a period of time. They provide contexts for the assessment of general skills, as well as the ability to apply subject-specific knowledge and skills. Some of the general skills that projects demonstrate are collecting and organizing information, solving problems, working in a group, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Masters, Geoff; Forster, Margaret – 1996
Developmental assessment is the process of monitoring a student's progress through an area of learning so that decisions can be made about the best way to facilitate further learning. The unique feature of developmental assessment is its use of a progress map. The progress map, or continuum, describes the development in an area of learning and so…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Attainment
Richards, Llyn, Ed.; Wright, Judith, Ed. – SET: Research Information for Teachers, 1989
This document consists of the two issues of "SET" published during 1989. Each SET issue consists of a packet of brief reports, leaflets, pamphlets, etc., all reporting on educational research and designed for private study, staff-meetings, in-service courses, or small group discussions. (LL/ND)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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