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Jung, Jae Yup; Young, Marie – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
This mixed methods study investigated the occupational/career decision-making processes of intellectually gifted adolescents from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. In the first phase, interview data from 26 Australian adolescents, who were simultaneously intellectually gifted and of low socioeconomic status background, were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Occupational Aspiration, Academically Gifted, Adolescents
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Briggs, Judith A.; DeLosa, Nicole – Art Education, 2019
This article discusses how a New South Wales (NSW), Australia, visual arts educator, Diane, and her 10th-grade students used art practice as research and visual process diaries to create mini bodies of work. According to Marshall and D'Adamo (2011), art practice as research stresses conceptual and technical skills, uses artwork for…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Foreign Countries, Art, Art Education
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Mulcahy, Dianne – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
This paper examines the critical contribution that affects as "bodily" capacities to act, engage and connect can make to children's learning in museums and schools. Drawing chiefly on empirical material collected over the course of visits by school children to Museums Victoria, Australia, and bringing a sociomaterial sensibility to bear,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Museums, Instruction
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Parker, Philip D.; Marsh, Herbert W.; Thoemmes, Felix; Biddle, Nicholas – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
The Negative Year in School Effect (NYiSE) claims that grade-relative-to-age influences academic self-concept. Being young for your grade is associated with lower self-concept, whereas being old for your grade is associated with higher self-concept. We extend this research in several ways. First, we aim to improve causal claims for the NYiSE by…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Age Differences, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Baak, Melanie – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
Since 2000, approximately 50,000 people from sub-Saharan African countries have been resettled in Australia under Australia's Humanitarian Entrant Program for refugees. They have formed part of a visibly different minority group in a settler society that is shaped by a racialised history. For young former refugees, schools are a primary site in…
Descriptors: Race, Foreign Countries, Refugees, Inclusion
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Xu, Tianxi; Stancliffe, Roger J. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Very few studies have evaluated the performance of transition to work (TTW) service providers after the TTW program was implemented in New South Wales, Australia since 2005. This paper examines employment outcomes achieved by 35 TTW service providers in Sydney. Method: Descriptive statistics and chi-square were used to analyse the TTW…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Program Effectiveness, Performance, Employment Level
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Watkins, Kate; Hilland, Toni A.; Brown, Trent D. – Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 2019
Predisposing factors of perceived Physical Education (PE) Ability and perceived PE Worth within the Youth Physical Activity Promotion Model are positively associated with young people's daily physical activity. Given the importance of the HPE curriculum (Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. (2017). In promoting physical activity and its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Competence, Self Efficacy
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Dawson, Vaille; Shand, Jennifer – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
One of the greatest challenges facing Australian school education is the disparity in quality of education across schools. One aspect of addressing this issue has been greater regulation and requirements to improve the quality of initial teacher education. Course accreditation standards in teacher education programs require secondary preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Disadvantaged Schools, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
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Turner, Kristina; Pale, Maryanne – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
In recent years many policy and curriculum reforms aimed at improving Australian students' literacy and numeracy levels have been introduced into schools and in initial teacher education. Despite this, the Australian National Assessment Plan, Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) data indicates that there has been little or no improvement in Australian…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Scores, National Competency Tests
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Ng, Wan; Fergusson, Jennifer – Research in Science Education, 2019
The issue of student disengagement in school science continues to pose a threat to lifting the participation rates of students undertaking STEM courses and careers in Australia and other countries globally. In Australia, several science initiatives to reverse the problem have been funded over the last two decades. Many of these initiatives involve…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Teachers
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Xu, Lihua – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The relationship between teaching and learning is a most central issue in education research, but it is yet to be fully understood. Variation Theory provides an explanatory account for teaching and learning and offers a specific view on what it means to learn: to discriminate and to discern critical aspects of the object of learning. This paper…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Correlation, Case Studies
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Lewis, Steven; Hogan, Anna – Critical Studies in Education, 2019
This article explores the uptake of so-called fast policy solutions to problems in different education policy contexts and highlights the potential impacts that can arise from such policymaking approaches. We draw upon recent literature and theorising around notions of fast policy and evidence-informed policymaking, which suggests that, in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Government Publications
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Foppoli, Alexander; Choudhary, Rahul; Blair, David; Kaur, Tejinder; Moschilla, John; Zadnik, Marjan – Physics Education, 2019
Einsteinian physics represents a distinct paradigm shift compared to Newtonian physics. There is worldwide interest in introducing Einsteinian physics concepts early in school curriculum and trials have demonstrated that this is feasible. However introducing Einsteinian concepts from an early age requires more than suitable curriculum and teaching…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Faculty Development, Workshops
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Kota, Srividya Durga; Cornish, Scott; Sharma, Manjula Devi – Physics Education, 2019
Electricity is taught in junior high school science in Australia and many other countries. While electricity is all around us and one would say that its context and relevance are obvious, students generally do not find learning about electricity engaging. The objective of this paper is to describe the development and evaluation of an open inquiry…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Spreadsheets
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Geagea, Antoinette; Vernon, Lynette; MacCallum, Judith – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
For youth in disadvantaged schools, university expectations and participation are often limited by access to social and cultural capital that support expectations. This study investigated the utility of creative arts outreach initiatives (CAI) in supporting students' university expectations and building cultural capital in homes, schools and…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Academic Aspiration, Higher Education
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