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Heugh, Kathleen; Stroud, Christopher; Scarino, Angela – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2019
In this paper we draw attention to people who journey from one temporal and spatial setting towards another in the 'South', who aspire to a reconfigured sense of belonging, prosperity and wellbeing, and their multilinguality and multilingualisms. Through three vignettes of journeys we illustrate how in changing of place that linguistic diversities…
Descriptors: Risk, Multilingualism, Well Being, Migration
Simpson, Jane; Wigglesworth, Gillian – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2019
The diversity of language in Australia in pre-invasion times is well attested, with at least 300 distinct languages being spoken along with many dialects. At that time, many Indigenous people were multilingual, often speaking at least four languages. Today many of these languages have been lost, with fewer than 15 being learned by children as a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Nonstandard Dialects, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries
Amery, Rob – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2019
Following the invasion, or colonisation as some prefer to call it, Indigenous Australia has been characterised by plummeting populations, largely as a result of introduced diseases and the movement of peoples, following the theft of their lands and in response to colonial and subsequent Australian state and federal government policies. At times,…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Languages, Ethnicity
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Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2019
Michael Shaughnessy, shares a conversation with Helen Dudeney, a private consultant who has been actively involved in working with gifted children since 1988. She was originally, trained and worked as an accountant and was very involved with working with children through volunteering for many years as a leader in the Scout Association. She started…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Consultants
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Leggett, Nicole; Newman, Linda – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Practitioner research is an approach increasingly used by and with teachers, including in early childhood (EC) education. Studies outlining the benefits of educator engagement in research show learning, empowerment and self-determination in professional direction. There is also a sense of achievement for university researchers when they research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Mentors, Sociocultural Patterns
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Burnett, Bruce; Lampert, Jo – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
This paper describes the aims, origins and principles of the "Australian National Exceptional Teaching for Disadvantaged Schools" programme and reflects on findings from its first eight years. As a well-established, mainstream university-based initial teacher-education programme designed to prepare social justice teachers for low…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Reflection
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Bartleet, Brydie-Leigh; Bennett, Dawn; Power, Anne; Sunderland, Naomi – Intercultural Education, 2019
This article outlines a framework for working with First Peoples. The framework supports respectful and mutually beneficial learning partnerships and culminates from 6 years of practice and research in arts-based service learning with Aboriginal communities in Australia. We begin by looking at synergies between global service learning and service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Learning, Indigenous Populations, Multicultural Education
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Shann, Steve – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Steve Shann's latest book is a novel called "The Worlds of Harriet Henderson". It's about 15-year-old Harriet Henderson who has a new English teacher, Molly McInness, and all at once school seems full of possibilities. But, inspired by Molly and impelled by her own adolescent restlessness, Harriet makes an impulsive decision, a decision…
Descriptors: Fiction, English Instruction, Novels, English Teachers
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Kota, Srividya Durga; Cornish, Scott; Sharma, Manjula Devi – Physics Education, 2019
Electricity is taught in junior high school science in Australia and many other countries. While electricity is all around us and one would say that its context and relevance are obvious, students generally do not find learning about electricity engaging. The objective of this paper is to describe the development and evaluation of an open inquiry…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Spreadsheets
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Clarke, Patricia; Henning, Joerg; Coleman, Glen; Schull, Daniel – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
In Australia, the inception of veterinary technology, as a higher education discipline underpinning an emerging, mid-tier paraveterinary field, reflected global trends for more highly educated veterinary paraprofessionals to meet changing societal demands. In this study, veterinary technology graduates were surveyed about their experiences in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Veterinary Medicine, Paraprofessional Personnel, Allied Health Personnel
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Locke, Patrick; Maton, Karl – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Contemporary education reforms that draw ideas from the political and economic fields are said to be altering the nature of vocational education. While there are substantial policy studies on the effects of marketisation reforms, fewer analyse the perspectives of vocational educators on such reforms. How vocational educators negotiate the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Commercialization, Educational Change, Vocational Education
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Eichenlaub, Naomi; Grover, Trina; Thomas, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This paper, based on an exchange of librarians between academic libraries in Canada and Australia, describes the process of planning for and participating in an international job exchange. It highlights the benefits of the exchange and lessons learned from it and reflects on the opportunities for career development and renewal afforded by such a…
Descriptors: International Educational Exchange, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Foreign Countries
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Elliott, Gregory; McCormick, John; Bhindi, Narottam – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Religious education in Australian Catholic High Schools is the raison d'etre for the Catholic education system and religious education teachers are critical to this mission. This paper offers a framework for investigating the self-efficacy of religious education teachers.We first describe the nature and context of religious education in Australian…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Martin, Brian – Australian Universities' Review, 2019
Speech at Australian universities is restricted in various ways. A few of them, such as student protests against visiting speakers, receive lots of attention. Others seldom do, such as defamation threats and cyber harassment. Self-censorship may be more significant than overt censorship. Those who want to raise awareness of hidden limitations on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Freedom of Speech, Academic Freedom, Barriers
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Lavina, Leanne; Lawson, Fiona – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2019
How do we develop understanding of our teacher identities and what can aesthetic modes offer to assist reflection and learning about shifting images of identity? These questions provoked our auto-ethnographic project. As two experienced early childhood teachers, we found ourselves transitioning into new professional terrain as teacher-researcher…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Preschool Teachers, Ethnography, Reflection
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