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Fischer, Sarah; Barnes, Robin Katersky; Kilpatrick, Sue – Educational Review, 2019
This paper reviews the literature on best practices to engage parents in order to equip them to support their children's higher education aspirations. Parents from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds, in common with other parents, report that they want "the best" for their children's future. Getting a good education is a part of…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Academic Aspiration, Higher Education, Low Income Groups
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Forgasz, Helen; Tan, Hazel; Leder, Gilah; McLeod, Amber – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Surveys are commonly used to determine how people feel about a specific issue. The increasing availability of the internet and popularity of social networking sites have opened up new possibilities for conducting surveys and, with limited additional costs, enlarge the pool of volunteer respondents with the desired background, experience, or…
Descriptors: Surveys, Social Media, Recruitment, Advertising
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Booth, Emily; Narayan, Bhuva – English in Australia, 2018
This article explores findings from an investigation into the publishing experiences of Australian authors of inclusive Young Adult (YA) fiction. A total of seven authors, each publicly identifying as part of a marginalised community in Australia, were interviewed. This paper concentrates on the findings of semi-structured interviews with two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Adolescent Literature, Fiction
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Lennon, Sherilyn – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
This article explores the use of critical and post-critical pedagogies in a rural Australian high school for the purposes of unsettling life-limiting gender beliefs and practices. The paper problematises two examples whereby site-specific knowledges, curriculum dictates, media texts and critical pedagogies were enmeshed to create politically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, High Schools, Films
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McGrath, Georgia; Alfrey, Laura; Jeanes, Ruth – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2017
Community development research suggests that positive partnerships and connections between groups can result in stronger, more resilient and productive communities. Despite community connections featuring increasingly at a curriculum level in countries such as Australia and New Zealand, research is only beginning to explore the nuanced processes…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, Stakeholders, Foreign Countries
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Wiseman, Martin; O'Gorman, Shannon – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
This article describes one school's response to the inclusion and education of refugee and asylum seeker students within a mainstream educational setting. Australian government statistics released on 31 March 2016 stated that there were presently 50 children being held on Nauru, 17 children held in detention on the mainland and 317 children held…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Access to Education, Barriers
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Rowe, Emma E.; Lubienski, Christopher – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
Market theory positions the consumer as a rational choice actor, making informed schooling choices on the basis of "hard" evidence of relative school effectiveness. Yet there are concerns that parents simply choose schools based on socio-demographic characteristics, thus leading to greater social segregation and undercutting the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Choice, School Segregation, School Demography
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Lye, Jenny; Hirschberg, Joe – Education Economics, 2017
The recent growth in privately administered secondary education in many developed countries has been a widely observed phenomenon. The Australian private secondary school sector has grown faster than those in any other "OECD" nation, even though the average tuition fees charged by these schools have increased at double the nation's…
Descriptors: Fees, Private Schools, Tuition, High Schools
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Maher, Damian; Prescott, Anne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Teachers in rural and remote schools face many challenges including those relating to distance, isolation and lack of professional development opportunities. This article examines a project where mathematics and science teachers were provided with professional development opportunities via video conferencing to help them use syllabus documents to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Rural Schools, Videoconferencing, Educational Technology
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Pearce, Jane; Cumming-Potvin, Wendy – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Discrimination against LGBT individuals remains widespread across Australia. Since schools continue to promote regimes of heterosexuality and cis-normativity, teachers have a crucial role in creating contexts in which LGBT young people feel accepted and safe. Drawing on North's (2006) work on social justice and Connell's (2012) discussion of…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Social Bias
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Wilkinson, Jane; Edwards-Groves, Christine; Grootenboer, Peter John; Kemmis, Stephen; Lennon, Sherilyn – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
The vexed question of how and why some pedagogical practices persist and others do not lies at the heart of sustaining changes that enhance teaching quality. Understanding the role that leadership practices can play in this process is crucial: schools play decisive roles in allocating life chances for young people. This paper draws on findings…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Schools, Catholic Schools, Foreign Countries
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Stacey, Meghan – Critical Studies in Education, 2016
This article reports the findings of a study on the nature of parent-school engagement at an academically selective public high school in New South Wales, Australia. Such research is pertinent given recent policies of "choice" and decentralization, making a study of local stakeholders timely. The research comprised a set of interviews…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parent Role, Selective Admission, High Schools
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Pennanen, Matti; Bristol, Laurette; Wilkinson, Jane; Heikkinen, Hannu L. T. – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2016
Mentoring is a practice widely utilised to support new teachers. However, in locally formed systems, the practice of mentoring is conditioned by traditions and arrangements specific to the site. To understand "good" mentoring, these local arrangements cannot be ignored. In this article, the theory of practice architectures is employed to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teacher Induction, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices
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Flynn, Matthew C.; Pillay, Hitendra; Watters, Jim – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
Industry-school partnerships (ISPs) are increasingly being recognised as a new way of providing vocational education opportunities particularly in industries where there are skills shortages. However, there is limited research investigating their impact on school to work transitions. This paper reports on a government-led ISP, the Gateway to…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Education Work Relationship, Vocational Education
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Dietrich, Timo; Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn; Schuster, Lisa; Connor, Jason P. – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Social marketing benchmark criteria were used to understand the extent to which single-substance alcohol education programmes targeting adolescents in middle and high school settings sought to change behaviour, utilised theory, included audience research and applied the market segmentation process. The paper aims to discuss these issues.…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Comprehensive School Health Education, Middle Schools, High Schools
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