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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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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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Gordon, Tom; Georgiou, Helen; Cornish, Scott; Sharma, Majula – Teaching Science, 2019
Smartphones are increasingly used in schools to achieve a number of educational outcomes; from developing measurement skills to enabling collaborative learning. When used as a measurement device in science classrooms, a few questions emerge. How good are the measurement capabilities of smartphones? Can smartphones lead to a more positive learning…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Lewis, Jessica; Oliver, Richard; Oliver, Mary – Teaching Science, 2017
A "citizen science" outreach program was aimed at high school students in Western Australia with a focus on agricultural sciences. The program had two main objectives: the collection of samples and the mapping of the distribution of the leaf disease powdery mildew of barley across the state; and support for the teaching and learning of…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Agricultural Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Callingham, Maggie – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
An enduring educational dilemma is that young people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds do not have their needs met in conventional schooling. As a result, many have left school by Year 11. To counter this trend, some schools in disadvantaged areas introduce targeted in-school interventions before Year 11 to meet the needs of their…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Economically Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Grade 11
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McMahon, Samantha; Harwood, Valerie; Bodkin-Andrews, Gawaian; O'Shea, Sarah; McKnight, Anthony; Chandler, Paul; Priestly, Amy – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2017
The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) is a national, extra-curricular mentoring programme that is closing the educational gap for young Indigenous Australians. So what is AIME doing that is working so well? This article draws on a large-scale classroom ethnography to describe the pedagogies that facilitate the teacher-student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Mentors, Extracurricular Activities
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Fitzgerald, Michael; McKinnon, David H.; Danaia, Lena; Deehan, James – Research in Science Education, 2016
In this paper, we present the results from a study of the impact on students involved in a large-scale inquiry-based astronomical high school education intervention in Australia. Students in this intervention were led through an educational design allowing them to undertake an investigative approach to understanding the lifecycle of stars more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Science
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O'Shea, Sarah; McMahon, Samantha; Priestly, Amy; Bodkin-Andrews, Gawaian; Harwood, Valerie – Education as Change, 2016
This article explores the unique mentoring model that the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) has established to assist Australian Indigenous young people succeed educationally. AIME can be described as a structured educational mentoring programme, which recruits university students to mentor Indigenous high school students. The…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Descriptions, Indigenous Populations, Academic Achievement
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Goggin, Thomas; Rankin, Stephen; Geerlings, Peter; Taggart, Andrew – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
University enabling programs, worldwide, generally target high school students who excel at school, or post-secondary students who have underperformed in their university entry examinations. Murdoch University provides an access program for Year/Grade 12 students who are not on a university pathway during their final year of high school. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, High School Students, Intervention
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Crook, Simon J.; Sharma, Manjula D.; Wilson, Rachel – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Our study capitalized on a unique natural experiment rather than a researcher-designed, randomized experiment whereby, thanks to the Australian Government's Digital Education Revolution, half of grade 9 students in 2008 received laptops and half did not. Consequently in late 2011, when these students sat for their grade 12 external examinations…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Secondary School Science, Laptop Computers, Access to Computers
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Cross, Donna; Lester, Leanne; Barnes, Amy; Cardoso, Patricia; Hadwen, Kate – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2015
This study reports on a three-year group randomized controlled trial, the Cyber Friendly Schools Project (CFSP), aimed to reduce cyberbullying among grade 8 students during 2010-2012. In each year, 14-15 year old student "cyber" leaders acted as catalysts to develop and implement whole-school activities to reduce cyberbullying-related…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Behavior, Grade 8
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Harwood, Valerie; McMahon, Samantha; O'Shea, Sarah; Bodkin-Andrews, Gawaian; Priestly, Amy – Australian Educational Researcher, 2015
A strong feature of the widening participation agenda is improving the aspirations of groups that are underrepresented in higher education. This paper seeks to reposition the utility of this as a focal point of educational interventions by showcasing the success of a mentoring program that takes a different approach. The Australian Indigenous…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Academic Aspiration, Program Effectiveness, Youth Opportunities
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Dilkes, Jessica; Cunningham, Christine; Gray, Jan – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
A new national curriculum has recently been implemented across Australia. This paper reports on a case study of a regional Western Australia government school as they re-wrote and taught the phase one learning areas: maths, English, science and HASS. Results showed what it is like to work in an environment where continual change is not only…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Educational Change, Curriculum Implementation
Clarke, Kira – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2014
Vocational education and training (VET) in Schools is intended to provide young people with an opportunity to develop skills for a range of vocational occupations as they complete their senior secondary certificates. This report draws together findings from all three years of the "Entry to Vocations" research project and presents a set…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, Case Studies, Role of Education
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Fleming, Michele J.; Grace, Diana M. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2014
Regional and rural students in Australia face unique challenges when aspiring to higher education. These challenges reflect systematic disadvantage experienced by rural and regional populations as a whole. In an effort to redress these inequities, and aided by the Australian Government's Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Rural Areas, Academic Aspiration, Gender Differences
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