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Ireland, Christine – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Australian curriculum falls short for gifted students, and many teachers are not able to confidently improvise solutions. Research has painted a poor picture of education for Australian students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as from provincial and remote regions. In 2017, the Australian government commissioned an Independent Review…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Academically Gifted, Rural Areas
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McKay, Elspeth; Vilela, Cenie – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to outline government online training practice. We searched individual research domains of the human-dimensions of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), information and communications technologies (ICT) and instructional design for evidence of either corporate sector or government training practices. We overlapped these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Gannon, Susanne – Gender and Education, 2016
Almost 20 years ago the Australian government released "Gender Equity: A Framework for Australian Schools" (1997). It was adopted by all states but almost immediately disappeared from sight after a conservative change of government. This was followed by the dismantling of gender equity units in each state, and a turn to boys' education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Gender Issues, School Policy
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McCall, Deanna; Western, Deborah; Petrakis, Melissa – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
In recent years, the Australian federal government has sought to increase the diversity of students attending higher education through supporting students that have traditionally been under represented. This is due to a perception that the attainment of a higher education can enhance a graduate's life as they have greater access to professional…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Enrollment Influences, Higher Education, Enrollment Trends
Education Services Australia, on behalf of the Education Council, 2020
The Review of senior secondary pathways into work, further education and training, led by an expert Panel, has provided the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Education Council with advice and recommendations on how senior secondary students can be better supported to choose the pathway into work, further education and/or training that is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Employment, Postsecondary Education
Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, 2017
This report informs Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, the Parliament of Australia, the Australian higher education community and the general public about the performance of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA or the agency) during the financial year ending 30 June 2017. Prepared according…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Annual Reports, Academic Standards, Accountability
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Whitely, Martin; Phillimore, John; Moorin, Rachael – Australian Educational Researcher, 2021
Relative age effects (RAEs), where older children within an age-based group have better academic, sporting, self-concept and mental health outcomes than their younger peers, have been demonstrated in multiple countries. Australian research has found self-concept and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder RAEs, but academic RAEs have not been…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Literacy, Scores, Foreign Countries
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2016
Quality outcomes from vocational education and training (VET) are fundamental to ensuring a skilled workforce and supporting a productive economy. In a competency-based training system, assessment is the gatekeeper for quality. Audits undertaken by the Australian Skills and Quality Authority (ASQA) have identified concerns with compliance against…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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Perry, Laura B. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
This study uses bibliometric data to assess the performance of educational research in Australian universities. It provides an alternative perspective to the Australian government's Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment. ERA results suggest that the performance of educational research is substantially less compared to other…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Performance Based Assessment, Universities, Productivity
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Aprile, Kerry Therese; Knight, Bruce Allen – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Work-integrated learning (WIL) has assumed life as a central feature of higher education curriculum design in a wide range of disciplines with the ultimate goal of producing work-ready graduates. Under recent Australian government initiatives affecting teacher education, placement forms of WIL have been touted as the panacea for perceived problems…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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Ng, Wan; Fergusson, Jennifer – Science Education International, 2020
Research into Australian students' science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) engagement has highlighted that there are comparably fewer women enrolling in STEM programs and working in STEM industries. In Australia, males make up 84% of the total population with STEM qualifications, for example, a report in 2015 found only 13% of all…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, High School Students, STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Herbert, Sandra; Muir, Tracey; Livy, Sharyn – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2020
According to international studies of achievement in mathematics amongst Australian secondary school students, results have declined over time when compared with other countries. The National Assessment Program -- Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an Australian government initiative to measure whether students have the knowledge, understanding,…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Numeracy, Institutional Characteristics, Secondary Schools
Goos, Merrilyn – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2015
This paper reports on a project that aims to foster interdisciplinary collaboration between mathematicians and mathematics educators in pre-service teacher education. The project involves 23 investigators from six universities. Interviews were conducted with selected project participants to identify conditions that enable or hinder collaboration,…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Mathematics
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Murray, Gemma – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2014
The Australian Government has recently introduced a national based curriculum, known as The Australian Curriculum. This new curriculum is intended to provide quality education for all students (Australian Curriculum, Reporting and Assessment Authority, [ACARA], 2013). This article considers some of the possible implications of the Australian…
Descriptors: Information Technology, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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O'Brien, Grace; Trudgett, Michelle – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2020
In 1991, the Australian Government released the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Report. Of the 339 recommendations, "Recommendation 62" identified that there was an alarming over-representation of Indigenous youth in contact with the criminal justice system. The report called for immediate action by governments to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Males, Juvenile Justice
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