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Long, Caroline; Wendt, Heike – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
South Africa participated in TIMSS from 1995 to 2015. Over these two decades, some positive changes have been reported on the aggregated mathematics performance patterns of South African learners. This paper focuses on the achievement patterns of South Africa's high-performing Grade 9 learners (n = 3378) in comparison with similar subsamples of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Multiplication, Comparative Education
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Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2016
In many scientific contexts, students need to be able to use mathematical knowledge in order to engage in scientific reasoning and problem-solving, and their understanding of scientific concepts relies heavily on their ability to understand and use mathematics in often new or unfamiliar contexts. Not only do science students need high levels of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving
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Rowe, Emma E. – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2016
Research points to sections of the middle-class repopulating the "ordinary" urban public school and whilst there are key differences in how they are navigating public school choices, from "seeking a critical mass" to resisting traditional methods of choice and going "against-the-grain", or collectively campaigning for…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Religion, School Choice, Middle Class
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Lynch, Timothy – European Physical Education Review, 2014
It is implied by governing organizations that Australia is presently experiencing its first national curriculum reform, when as the title suggests it is the second. However, until now Australian states and territories have been responsible for the education curriculum delivered within schools. The present national curriculum reform promises one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Health Education, Physical Education
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Tomyn, Adrian J.; Tyszkiewicz, Matthew D. Fuller; Cummins, Robert A. – Social Indicators Research, 2013
Despite the wealth of accumulated research evaluating subjective wellbeing (SWB) in children and adults, the validity of scores from parallel forms of SWB measures for each age group has yet to be empirically tested. This study examines the psychometric equivalence of the child and adult forms of the personal wellbeing index (PWI) using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Adults, Adolescents
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Lye, Ngit Chan; Wong, Kok Wai; Chiou, Andrew – Interactive Learning Environments, 2013
Educational robotics involves using robots as an educational tool to provide a long term, and progressive learning activity, to cater to different age group. The current concern is that, using robots in education should not be an instance of a one-off project for the sole purpose of participating in a competitive event. Instead, it should be a…
Descriptors: Robotics, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Smyth, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
In this discursive and wide-ranging paper I want to do two things: first, to interrogate the conditions that led to, and continue to wreak havoc as a result of, the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), and that underpin current policy approaches to teacher education in Australia and other western countries; and second, to move in the direction of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Economic Climate, Financial Exigency
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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
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012
The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) program studies the progress of several groups of young Australians as they move from school into post-secondary education and work. This series of documents provides supporting information for the LSAY data set of the 2006 cohort at wave 6 (2011). This document presents the frequency tables for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Cohort Analysis, Student Surveys
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012
The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) program studies the progress of several groups of young Australians as they move from school into post-secondary education and work. This series of documents provides supporting information for the LSAY data set of the 2003 cohort at wave 9 (2011). This document presents the frequency tables for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Cohort Analysis, Student Surveys
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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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Bland, Derek – Australian Educational Researcher, 2012
For marginalised secondary school students, mainstream education may no longer appear to be an inviting place. While proposed solutions to problems of disengagement and marginalisation appear to concentrate on finding ways to coerce students back to mainstream education through, for example, "learning or earning" legislation, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Imagination, Action Research
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Muir, Tracey – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2012
Parental involvement in the form of "at-home" interest and support has a major influence on pupils' educational outcomes and attitudes. Many parents, however, feel uninformed about current educational practices and how they can be more involved with their child's learning. A number of initiatives have been implemented internationally to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation
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Harding, Terry – Distance Education, 2012
This reflection outlines the problems associated with the Australian Government's recurrent funding policy for non-government distance education. It demonstrates the policy's inconsistencies with stated government educational policy and with commonly held expectations of fairness in a democratic society. A comparison of the current funding of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Distance Education, Democracy, Prior Learning
Kugler, Eileen Gale, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
Diverse schools offer enriched academic and social environments, as students and families of different backgrounds and experiences provide a vibrant mosaic of insights, perspectives, and skills. To take advantage of the unique opportunities that diversity brings, schools must value and effectively connect with students and families of all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity, Educational Strategies
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