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Long, Michael – Centre for the Economics of Education and Training, Monash University, 2010
The Australian Education Union (AEU) commissioned the Monash University-ACER Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET) to review funding and staffing for VET (vocational education and training), and especially for TAFE (technical and further education), in the context of the recently set COAG (Council of Australian Governments)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Vocational Education
Larkin, Anthony I.; Keeves, John P. – 1984
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the ways in which class size affected other facets of the educational environment of the classroom. The study focused on the commonly found positive relationship between class size and achievement. The most plausible explanation of the evidence seems to involve the effects of grouping more able…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Class Size, Elementary Secondary Education
Doig, Brian; Lokan, Jan – 1997
This volume has been assembled to show what can be learned about learning from large groups of children's responses to well-constructed assessment questions. The wide range of information gathered through the Basic Skills Testing Program (BSTP) has been divided into chapters that focus either on key aspects of mathematics or the major concerns of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Long, Michael; McKenzie, Phillip; Sturman, Andrew – 1996
This paper addresses the economic impact in Australia of vocational and technical training, particularly the economic outcomes of participation in vocational education and training. Two cohorts are examined, one born in 1961 and the other in 1965. Educational attainments and take-home earnings are reported and analyzed for each group when they…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Comparative Education, Economic Impact, Educational Policy
Batten, Margaret; And Others – 1993
This monograph gives an account of three associated studies of the professional craft knowledge of teachers as articulated by 20 teachers in 4 secondary schools in Victoria, Queensland, and New South Wales, Australia. Participants were chosen on the basis of: (1) student identification of their best teachers and (2) equal representation from three…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
Blakers, Catherine – 1992
This report presents the results of an Australian survey investigating the issues raised by unemployment in society, using extensive quotations from the respondents. In 1983 an open-ended questionnaire was sent to a group of about 10,000 young people (aged 18-22) in Australia to determine their opinions about unemployment and the future and to…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Developed Nations, Employment Practices, Employment Problems
Rosier, Malcolm J.; Long, Michael G. – 1991
This report sets out results for Australia arising from its participation in the Second International Science Study (SISS). The focus is on Year 12 students, including those studying science and those not currently studying science. Most of the results for the science students are presented separately for those specializing in biology, chemistry,…
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries
Batten, Margaret – 1983
Over recent years there has been an increasing amount of public and political discussion of educational directions and educational accountability in relation to Australian primary and secondary schools. The study reported in this monograph attempted to address these concerns through a four-stage process: a review of literature exploring community…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Exploration, Cooperative Programs
Jones, Warren; Ainley, John – 1987
The level, role, and purposes of research and development (R&D) in colleges of advanced education (CAEs) in Australia in 1986 is reported. Also covered are: sources of funding for R&D, ways in which CAEs collaborate with other institutions, how R&D is managed; and the perceived role of R&D in both the teaching process and growth of…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation
Ainley, John; And Others – 1984
In 1983 Australia experienced unexpected nation-wide increases in enrollment in post-compulsory schooling (Year 11 and Year 12). This study sought to identify factors contributing to this increase, to assess the extent and characteristics of the change, and to examine the motivations and expectations of the students concerned. Patterns of school…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Elective Courses, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends
Ainley, John; And Others – 1984
This publication from Australia reports on an investigation directed at possible explanations of why students in the state of Victoria remain to complete secondary school, and why schools themselves vary in their capacity to retain students to year 12. Chapter 1 provides perspectives on this topic from past research and identifies three domains of…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Questionnaires
Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn. – 1980
The Physics Unit Tests are designed to assist in the diagnostic evaluation of students' progress in the study of physics during the last two years of secondary schooling. They consist of a collection of 21 separate tests, each related to a different topic, and 21 diagnostic aids corresponding to the tests. The topics covered are: physical…
Descriptors: Atomic Theory, Diagnostic Teaching, Diagnostic Tests, Electricity
Williams, Trevor; And Others – 1981
A study examined the educational and occupational plans of Australian fourteen-year-olds as part of program of research on the transition to adulthood. A twenty-item questionnaire was administered to 969 students in 243 schools across Australia. The questionnaire contained items pertaining to respondents' State of residence, school system…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Basic Skills, Demography
Rosier, Malcolm J. – 1980
Changes in the nature and content of the Secondary Mathematics Program in Australia are revealed by data from two complex studies of mathematics education in that country. This document represents an initial exploration of the information collected, with supplementary analyses by interested researchers invited. In addition to a multitude of tables…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Evaluation, Mathematics Education, School Surveys
Bullivant, B. M. – 1978
This anthropological and sociological study of a Jewish school (the Lubavitcher School) in Victoria, Australia examines the problems of an ethnic group trying to preserve its culture and values within a multicultural society. The study focuses on pressures facing both students and teachers over 15 months. The three major parts of the book discuss…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict, Educational Anthropology, Educational Objectives
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