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Dempsey, Ian; Valentine, Megan; Colyvas, Kim – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Determining the effectiveness of many special education interventions is most difficult because of the practical and ethical limitations associated with assigning participants to a control or non-treated group. Using Longitudinal Study of Australian Children data, this article utilised eight different propensity score analysis methods to determine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Student Needs, Longitudinal Studies
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Nichols, Kim; Stevenson, Michael; Hedberg, John; Gillies, Robyn Margaret – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2016
Eighteen primary teachers across three conditions (Representational Fluency, Representational Agency, Comparison) received two days of training around an inquiry unit on plate tectonics replete with representations. The Representational Agency group also received training around the semiotic and material affordances of representations while the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Pretests Posttests, Interviews
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Boon, Helen J.; Lewthwaite, Brian E. – Australian Educational Researcher, 2016
This paper presents findings from the validation of a survey instrument constructed in response to what Indigenous parents/carers and students believe constitutes culturally responsive pedagogies that positively influence Indigenous student learning. Characteristics of culturally responsive pedagogies established through interviews with Australian…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Hardy, Ian – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2015
This paper draws upon the sociology of numbers, particularly work by Theodore Porter, to reveal the multifarious ways in which numbers actively constitute practices in schools. Drawing upon a case study of one low-performing school in a low-performing region in the state of Queensland, Australia, and theorising into the sociology of numbers, the…
Descriptors: Numbers, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Low Achievement
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Gronn, Donna; Scott, Anne; Edwards, Susan; Henderson, Michael – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2014
Research into children's learning with digital technologies is represented by a growing body of literature examining the relationship between home-school technological practices. A focus of this work is on the notion of a "digital-disconnect" between home and school. This argument suggests that children are such native users of…
Descriptors: Young Children, Siblings, Family Environment, Educational Environment
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lisahunter; Abbott, Rebecca; Macdonald, Doune; Ziviani, Jennifer; Cuskelly, Monica – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2014
This study assessed the feasibility and impact of introducing a programme of an additional 30 minutes per day of moderate physical activity within curriculum time on learning and readiness to learn in a large elementary school in south-east Queensland, Australia. The programme, Active Kids Active Minds (AKAM), involved Year 5 students (n = 107),…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Warren, Elizabeth; Harris, Katherine; Miller, Jodie – International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 2014
Australian students from disadvantaged contexts who speak English as a second language (ESL) are at risk of being developmentally vulnerable when compared to their peers (Gonski et al., 2011). This article presents selected findings from a large-scale longitudinal study designed specifically for young students in disadvantaged contexts. It reports…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Disadvantaged
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Tao, Ying; Oliver, Mary; Venville, Grady – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2013
Set in the context of today's globalized approaches to curriculum reform, the purpose of this study was to compare the teaching and learning of science in Chinese and Australian Grade 6 classrooms. A conceptual framework based on notions of culture and socioeconomic status informed the research design. Case study participants were three teachers…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Burgess, Jill – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2012
The present article provides a literature review and describes a study examining the effect of teaching young children (7-12 years of age) with social and emotional difficulties to use intelligent behaviours habitually when faced with a problem. While embedding a "habits of mind" (HOM) approach into the whole-school programme has become…
Descriptors: Parent Workshops, Empathy, Student Characteristics, Thinking Skills
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Ardzejewska, Kathie; McMaugh, Anne; Coutts, Pamela – Issues in Educational Research, 2010
The delivery of the primary curriculum has been subject to recent debate in Western countries. In Australia, the primary teacher is by and large considered a generalist; however a current paradox exists whereby there are claims that specialists are needed to deliver the curriculum. This study explores this claim by first addressing the prevalence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Specialists, Principals, Elementary School Teachers