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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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Cornish, Scott; Yeung, Alexandra; Kable, Scott H.; Orgill, MaryKay; Sharma, Manjula D. – Teaching Science, 2019
This article describes how the Advancing Science and Engineering through Laboratory Learning (ASELL) Schools program was developed. ASELL School's directive is to facilitate the embedding of inquiry-based learning in secondary school classrooms through workshop-based teacher professional development (PD). The approach of ASELL Schools is to…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Workshops, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Halbert, Kelsey; Salter, Peta – Curriculum Journal, 2019
There is debate internationally about the production of curriculum texts and the epistemologies underpinning the knowledge legitimated in national curricula. National History curricula in particular are a source of contention bounded by calls for coherent and unifying national narratives that are inclusive and reflect the complexity of the…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Place Based Education
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Boyd, Wendy; Lembke, Cathy; Scott, Amanda – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2019
Australian teachers are required to teach students from diverse cultures, and preservice teachers are reported to feel culturally unprepared. The Australian Government's New Colombo Plan aims to increase pre-service teachers' cultural competency by providing funding for cultural and educational experiences in the Asian-Pacific region. This paper…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Immersion Programs, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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Teo, Ian; Arkoudis, Sophia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Foundations studies programs (FSPs), sometimes termed pathways programs, seek to prepare international students for an undergraduate education. While enrolments in these programs continue to grow in Australia, there has correspondingly been little research exploring how FSP students experience their transition into university life and study. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Transitional Programs, Foreign Countries, Student Experience
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2018
The Australian education and training system offers a range of options for young people. This publication provides a summary of the statistics relating to young people aged 15 to 19 years who participated in education and training during 2016. Information on participation is presented for school students, VET in Schools students, higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, National Surveys, Student Characteristics
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Turner, Angela; Wilks, Judith – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2018
The historical development of food education in secondary schools in New South Wales Australia is a compelling yet under-researched area of interest. This review starts by exploring how food curricula have evolved since the 1700s to the present day juxtaposed on socio-economic and political factors. This review is interested in the role secondary…
Descriptors: Food, Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development
Education Services Australia, on behalf of the Education Council, 2018
Australia's education system has served the nation well, but must continue to evolve to ensure competitiveness in a world racing towards the future. The report recommendations presented seek to optimise the ways industry partnerships can assist in the provision of contemporary, internationally competitive Science, Technology, Engineering, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Industry, School Business Relationship
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Wright, Jan; O'Flynn, Gabrielle; Welch, Rosie – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Health education still tends to be dominated by an approach designed to achieve individual behaviour change through the provision of knowledge to avoid risk. In contrast, a critical inquiry approach educates children and young people to develop their capacity to engage critically with knowledge, through reasoning, problem solving and…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Harris, Anne; de Bruin, Leon R. – Journal of Educational Change, 2018
How creativity in education is applied by teachers to secondary school contexts is dependent on how the term 'creativity' is grounded, politicised, and practised. This paper reports on an international study of secondary schools in Australia, USA, Canada, and Singapore investigating how creativity is understood, negotiated, valued and manifested…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Creativity
OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
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McGraw, Kelli; van Leent, Lisa – English in Australia, 2018
In this paper we report the results of an analysis underpinned by a critical orientation seeking non-heteronormative representations of sexualities in an official English curriculum text list. Content and thematic analyses were conducted to establish the extent to which diverse sexualities are represented in the 'sample text list' for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Mannix, Timothy – English in Australia, 2018
The study of English, like the teaching of English, is bound with thematic concerns of love. Notions of love, and the range of experiences that come with them, coalesce in learning spaces when both teachers and students analyse texts, unpack social issues, and construct arguments in daily teaching and learning practice. Within the broader social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English Teachers, English Instruction
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Daniel, Leah – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Teacher educators need to better understand how pre-service teachers make decisions that lead them to enact particular content knowledge in their lessons. Lesson observations can be used to examine the content knowledge manifesting in teaching actions and stimulated recall interviews can offer insights into teaching decisions. However,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Wolfe, Melissa Joy – Gender and Education, 2018
This article scrutinises pedagogical practices undergone in sexuality education as recorded with two intergenerational groups of former Australian schoolgirls. It discusses the surprising widespread use of the plastic, white, circumcised banana penis in sexuality education experienced by the younger group. The normalisation of the white,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Females, Secondary Education
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