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Johnston, Olivia; Wildy, Helen – Educational Studies, 2018
Streaming in secondary schools is not beneficial for improving student outcomes of education with vast amounts of educational research indicating that it does not improve academic results and increases inequity. Yet teachers often prefer working in streamed classes, and research shows that teachers mediate the effects of streaming on students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Kirkham, Jane; Chapman, Elaine; Wildy, Helen – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2020
In Australia, many Year 10 students choose not to enrol in Year 11 and 12 intermediate and advanced mathematics courses, despite having the ability to complete these courses successfully. Girls, in particular, remain significantly underrepresented in such courses. In this study, Year 10 students identified by their teachers as capable of…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Grade 11, High School Students, Course Selection (Students)
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Oakley, Grace; Wildy, Helen; Berman, Ye'Elah – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
This article reports on an exploratory mixed-methods study that investigated how the creation of multimodal digital texts, using tablets, and open-ended creative apps contributed to the literacy learning of five-year-old children in two schools in low socioeconomic areas in Western Australia. Participating teachers learned about seven exemplar…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Johnston, Olivia; Wildy, Helen – Australian Journal of Education, 2016
This article reviews the international literature about streaming and the effects of this practice on the learning outcomes for secondary school students in Australia. Streaming in secondary schools across Australia has again increased in popularity after more than a century of literature that often discourages the practice. This article discusses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Teaching Methods, Ability Grouping
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Johnston, Olivia; Wildy, Helen; Shand, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Education, 2019
This literature review critically synthesizes 10 years of international teacher expectations research using a simplified "expectation effect process" model. New developments in teacher expectation research are outlined, including effects of teacher expectations on students, teachers' development of expectations, teachers' differential…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, Educational Research, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Reaction
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Robinson, Christine; O'Connor, Dee; Wildy, Helen; Neylon, Gerardine – Education 3-13, 2019
Childcare within Australia has undergone significant reform as a result of the implementation of the nationally mandated "Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework" [EYLF] (Department for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations [DEEWR]. 2009. "Belonging, Being and Becoming. The Early Years Learning…
Descriptors: World Views, Early Childhood Education, Empowerment, Foreign Countries
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Wildy, Helen; Clarke, Simon – Education 3-13, 2012
This article presents a case study of one very small school in a remote location of Western Australia. The study is part of a larger programme, International Study of Principal Preparation, investigating the challenges facing novice principals in the first 3 years of appointment and the extent to which they felt they were adequately prepared to…
Descriptors: Small Schools, Foreign Countries, Principals, Case Studies
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Tymms, Peter; Merrell, Christine; Wildy, Helen – British Educational Research Journal, 2015
Educational effectiveness research has identified school membership as being and important factor in relation to academic progress but it has also pointed to the importance of teachers. Additionally, districts have been shown to be of minor importance for progress once key variables are taken into account while data from international studies…
Descriptors: Success, Influences, Family Influence, Environmental Influences
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Wildy, Helen; Peden, Sanna; Chan, Karyn – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
Doctoral education is going through a period of transition. This transition is evident in the many varieties of doctoral degrees currently offered in higher education institutions worldwide, from the traditional research-based Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) to the Professional Doctorate and the New Route PhD. This article reports on a study which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees
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Stout, Rosana Mary; Cumming-Potvin, Wendy; Wildy, Helen – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This paper is drawn from a mixed methods study, which examined the leadership practices of teachers in the Level Three Classroom Teachers program in Western Australia. Three archetypal characters, the Torch Bearer, Weary Juggler, and Heckler, are used to represent the diverse leadership experiences of these "expert" teachers and the…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles
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Wildy, Helen; Styles, Irene – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
Anecdotal evidence from teachers in Western Australia suggested that increasing numbers of on-entry students have been performing at high levels over recent years on the Performance Indicators in Primary Schools Baseline Assessment (PIPS-BLA). This paper reports the results of an investigation into the performance of high-scoring students. Data…
Descriptors: Evidence, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, High Achievement
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Clarke, Simon; Wildy, Helen – Australian Journal of Education, 2011
There is a robust body of work highlighting distinctive challenges encountered by leaders of small schools in pursuit of school improvement but this work has focused on the school as the unit of change and neglects the role of the district. As the district potentially influences what principals know and how they use their knowledge, this article…
Descriptors: Small Schools, Rural Schools, Educational Improvement, School Districts
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Wildy, Helen; Siguräardóttir, Sigríäur Margrét; Faulkner, Robert – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
This study builds on a set of Australian case studies exploring the impact of Place on the work of principals and of the importance of Place in the preparation and development of principals. The project compares the ways that principals in Iceland and Australia build leadership capacity in small rural schools. Leaders of small schools in both…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Qualitative Research, Teacher Role, Observation
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Geelan, David; Louden, William; Wildy, Helen – Teaching Science, 2013
A variety of factors are associated with students' achievement in secondary school physics, including cohort size--the total number of students studying Physics in the school--and socioeconomic status. Earlier studies also showed boys achieving better in Physics, while more recent research has shown better results for girls. Statistical analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction
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Clarke, Simon; Wildy, Helen – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2010
This paper examines the theories of organisation that have informed our understanding of schools as complex social worlds and the practice of school leadership that seems to be required in such environments. This understanding has, in turn, determined the research approach we have adopted for investigating principals' work and for ascertaining the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Leadership Training
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