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Bissoonauth, Anu – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
This paper investigated linguistic practices and choices of Australian children of Indian descent, an under-researched group, who are studying Hindi in primary education. Data was collected using a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews with sixty participants across 3 primary schools in the Sydney area. The findings revealed, as expected,…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Immigrants, Indians, Indo European Languages
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Martin, Andrew J.; Lazendic, Goran – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
The present study investigated the implications of computer-adaptive testing (operationalized by way of multistage adaptive testing; MAT) and "conventional" fixed order computer testing for various test-relevant outcomes in numeracy, including achievement, test-relevant motivation and engagement, and subjective test experience. It did so…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Gender Differences
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Martin, Andrew J.; Lazendic, Goran – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
With the rise of large-scale academic assessment programs around the world, there is a need to better understand the factors predicting students' achievement in these assessment exercises. This investigation into national numeracy assessment drew on ecological and transactional conceptualizing involving student, student/home, and school factors.…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Tests, National Competency Tests, Predictor Variables
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Gordon, Chloe S.; Howard, Steven J.; Kervin, Lisa K.; Jones, Sandra C. – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Objective: Alcohol media literacy (AML) programs have achieved positive results for alcohol prevention; however, gender may moderate program effectiveness. This study investigated gender differences for an Australian AML intervention. Method: Fifth and sixth graders (N = 165), allocated to an intervention or wait-list control group, participated…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Media Literacy, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
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Tolchard, Barry; Stuhlmiller, Cynthia M. – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Nursing students typically do not undertake clinical training in school settings. However, they are well placed to have a role in providing health screening and education in schools or community health venues under supervision of qualified nurses. This study provides a description and outcomes of a vision and hearing screening programme delivered…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Screening Tests, Hearing Impairments
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Cross, Donna; Lester, Leanne; Pearce, Natasha; Barnes, Amy; Beatty, Shelley – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Parents can significantly affect children's peer relationships, including their involvement in bullying. The authors developed and evaluated ways to enhance parents' knowledge, self-efficacy, attitudes, and skills related to parent-child communication about bullying. The 3-year Friendly Schools Friendly Families whole-school intervention included…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Peer Relationship, Parent Role
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Ng, Clarence – Music Education Research, 2017
What are the motivational differences between students who intend to continue their learning in instrumental and choral music programmes and those who intend to discontinue? Using an achievement-goal perspective, this study investigated motivation and learning intentions of Australian students who had engaged in these extra-curricular music…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Extracurricular Activities, Music, Music Education
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Moore, Brian; Woodcock, Stuart – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Anti-bullying strategies are significant approaches addressing bullying in schools, however their capacity to produce a reduction in bullying behaviour is open to question. This article examined a resilience-based approach to bullying. One hundred and five primary and high school students were surveyed using several standardised instruments. The…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Bullying, Elementary School Students, High School Students
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English, Lyn D.; King, Donna; Smeed, Joanna – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
As part of a 3-year longitudinal study, 136 sixth-grade students completed an engineering-based problem on earthquakes involving integrated STEM learning. Students employed engineering design processes and STEM disciplinary knowledge to plan, sketch, then construct a building designed to withstand earthquake damage, taking into account a number of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering, Design, Elementary School Students
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Rudd, J. R.; Barnett, L. M.; Farrow, D.; Berry, J.; Borkoles, E.; Polman, Remco – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2017
This study evaluated the effectiveness of an 8-week gymnastics curriculum on children's movement competence and their physical self-concept. There were 113 children (46% girls, 49% intervention) with a mean age of 9.4 years (SD = 1.8) that participated. Intervention children underwent 8 weeks of gymnastics and the comparison group continued with…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Self Concept, Athletics, Physical Education
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Males, Steven; Bate, Frank; Macnish, Jean – Issues in Educational Research, 2017
This paper discusses the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) performance of Years Five, Seven and Nine students in standardised tests prior and post the implementation of a mobile learning initiative in a Western Australian school for boys. The school sees the use of ICT as important in enhancing its potential to deliver…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Standardized Tests, Scores
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Campbell, Claire; Bond, Trevor – Educational Psychology, 2017
The Goodenough-Harris Drawing Test (GHDT) is a non-verbal assessment designed to infer young children's levels of intellectual development and understanding via the collection of three human figure drawings (HFDs)--one each of a man, a woman and a self-portrait. This paper presents findings from a research project that applied the Rasch model for…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Young Children, Cognitive Development, Human Body
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Marks, Gary N. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
The consensus among education researchers is that value-added models are most appropriate for assessing the relative effectiveness of schools, teachers, or programmes for student learning. The preferred value-added model adjusts for prior achievement, but there is a variety of other specifications that may or may not include prior achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness, Value Added Models, Comparative Analysis
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Gore, Jennifer; Holmes, Kathryn; Smith, Max; Fray, Leanne; McElduff, Patrick; Weaver, Natasha; Wallington, Claire – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Demand for higher education in Australia has doubled since 1989, increasing the number of students from diverse social, economic and academic backgrounds. Equity targets have seen a proliferation of programs and interventions aimed at encouraging school students, particularly those from low socio-economic status backgrounds, to participate in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Occupational Aspiration
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O'Rourke, John; Main, Susan; Hill, Susan M. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
In this paper we report on a study of the implementation of handheld game consoles (HGCs) in 10 Year four/five classrooms to develop student automaticity of mathematical calculations. The automaticity of mathematical calculations was compared for those students using the HGC and those being taught using traditional teaching methods. Over a school…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Games, Video Games
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