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Uptin, Jonnell; Wright, Jan; Harwood, Valerie – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2016
Educators in resettlement countries are grappling with ways to adequately engage and meet the needs of newly arrived refugee students. In this article we argue that to fully meet the needs of refugee students a deeper understanding of their educational experience as "a refugee" prior to resettlement is vital. In particular we foreground…
Descriptors: Refugees, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Land Settlement
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Starks, Donna; Willoughby, Louisa – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2015
Recent years have seen a backlash against multiculturalism in many Western countries and increasing calls to restrict migration and citizenship rights to those who can pass language tests. This paper explores the sentiment of high school students who were born and raised in Australia towards issues of language and migration, including the need for…
Descriptors: Dialects, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Dawson, Vaille – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Climate change is one of the most significant science issues facing humanity; yet, teaching students about climate change is challenging: not only is it multidisciplinary, but also it is contentious and debated in political, social and media forums. Students need to be equipped with an understanding of climate change science to be able to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Climate, Environmental Education
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Saggers, Beth – Improving Schools, 2015
Listening to and reflecting on the voices and personal stories of adolescent students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is critically important to developing more inclusive approaches to their education. This article considers the experiences of nine adolescents with an ASD on their inclusive education in a large urban secondary school in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Educational Experience, Student Attitudes, Autism
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McCuaig, Louise; Carroll, Kristie; Macdonald, Doune – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2014
The teaching of health literacy in school-based health education (SBHE) is of international interest, yet there is less ready access to how conceptions of health literacy can be operationalised in school programmes. More specifically, while articulated in curriculum documents such as the incoming Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Health Materials, Secondary School Curriculum
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Nguyen, Minh Hue – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Drawing on activity theory, this qualitative case study examines the emotional experiences of Maria, a preservice teacher of English as an additional language (EAL) during the practicum in an Australian secondary school setting and the factors shaping these emotions. Data included interviews with the preservice teacher before and after the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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O'Neill, Brian – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
What makes a successful rural P-12 school? This paper will review the notions of a successful school and will challenge the dominant voice of quantitative data as the yardstick for such success. In doing so, this paper will focus on qualitative measures including those aspects which are ignored by the quantitative data. Reference will be made to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Success, School Effectiveness, Rural Schools
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Liu, Chia-Ju; Zandvliet, David B.; Hou, I.-Ling – Learning Environments Research, 2012
This study investigated perceptions of senior high school students towards the Taiwanese information technology (IT) classroom with the What Is Happening in this Class? (WIHIC) survey and explored the physical learning environment of the IT classroom using the Computerised Classroom Environment Inventory (CCEI). The participants included 2,869…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Education, Vocational High Schools, Information Technology
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Kruger, Tarnya; Beilin, Ruth – Youth Studies Australia, 2012
In 2007, a study titled "Living in the landscapes of the 21st century" was conducted in 11 high schools in metropolitan and rural Victoria. The research team investigated Year 10 students' conceptions of landscapes in order to explore their understandings of natural resource management (NRM), including agriculture, food, land and water…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Natural Resources, Occupational Aspiration
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Lowe, Geoffrey – International Journal of Music Education, 2012
In this study I set out to investigate why many students drop out from elective instrument programmes, particularly in lower secondary school. I examined the values and beliefs a sample of students in their first year in secondary school attach to learning an instrument, and the impact of the instrument lesson upon these values and beliefs.…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Musical Instruments, Positive Reinforcement, Teaching Methods