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Lin, Grace Hui Chin; Chien, Paul Shih Chieh; Jarvie, Douglas S.; Purcell, John Anthony; Perkins, Lawrence Larry – Online Submission, 2012
This paper argues that all research should be based on humanistic pedagogies with educational functions. While conducting research associated with issues of teaching English as a foreign language (EFL), researchers should pay attention to whether the samples have also been well educated. This study emphasizes that when focusing on significances of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Humanism, Ethics
Reynolds, Helen – International Association of School Librarianship, 2010
Queensland Academy for Health Sciences (QAHS) is a senior secondary high school offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP). As part of the Diploma, students are required to complete a referenced research essay of four thousand words. For most, this will be their first experience of such a challenging undertaking.…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, School Libraries, Information Literacy, Sciences
Singh, Michael; Li, Bingyi; Harreveld, Bobby – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
This paper situates school-to-work transitional purpose of VETiS in Queensland by comparison of young adults who complete Year 12 for their different groups such as gender, geographic location, indigenous and socio-economic status. The literature indicates that students' educational outcomes are related to their social environment and culture, an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Secondary Education
Wairia, Dennis; Pinder, Patrice Juliet – Online Submission, 2008
This activity discusses a unit exercise in which a physics practical was implemented during a laboratory session. The lab practical design was centered on Newton's Second Law. The practical was implemented in a high school setting. Further, through the administration of both a pre and post test we were able to assess the effectiveness of the lab…
Descriptors: Physics, Misconceptions, High School Students, Urban Education
Sloan, James E. – Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine what, or part of what, makes academic success probable or improbable for a student. The core research question was, Which practices, characteristics, and circumstances of students, families, schools, school districts, and communities tend to give Maine students a higher probability of meeting state…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Probability, Academic Standards, State Standards