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Potter, Suzanne – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
Despite increasing recognition that whole-school approaches to sustainability have an important contribution to make in moving society towards a more sustainable existence, progress in this area remains slow. By examining the practices of the Ananda Marga River School, a small independent school in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland of Queensland, this…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Empowerment, Private Schools, Case Studies
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Wright, Bob – Australian Journal of Education, 1992
It is argued that Australian elementary mathematics curricula have been influenced by earlier British and United States educational movements and theories and are out of touch with current research emphasizing a constructivist approach. A new model of young children's numerical development is offered, and recommendations for improving mathematical…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Child Development, Cognitive Processes, Comparative Education
Watt, Michael G. – 1997
Between 1986 and 1993 Australia developed a national curriculum framework of statements and profiles in eight learning areas. These areas were (1) English, (2) mathematics, (3) science, (4) studies of society and the environment, (5) arts, (6) health and physical education, (7) technology, and (8) languages other than English. This development…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Garvis, Susanne; Pendergast, Donna – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2010
This paper examines and reports on beginning generalist teacher self-efficacy, which Bandura (1997) suggests plays an important part in student outcomes. In 2008, 201 beginning generalist teachers throughout the state of Queensland, Australia, participated in a study that aimed to provide a snapshot of current perceptions towards support in…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Art Education
Charlesworth, Max – Journal of Tertiary Educational Administration, 1993
Recent changes in the Australian higher education system have created some basic contradictions: (1) "privatization" that does not equate with institutional autonomy; (2) ambiguity over higher education as a public vs. private good; (3) larger enrollments, but increased emphasis on research over teaching; and (4) focus on diversity…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, College Instruction, College Role
Marginson, Simon – Journal of Tertiary Educational Administration, 1993
A discussion of higher education as a market economy focuses on the situation in Australia. First, the nature of markets in higher education is examined. Subsequently, the role of the Federal Labor party's policy since 1983 in creating the current economy is assessed. Possible future policy directions are explored. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, Competition, Educational Economics, Foreign Countries
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Gough, Annette Greenall; Robottom, Ian – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1993
Reports on a project with five schools in which students and teachers engaged in participatory research of water resources and water quality. Describes the student-teacher interaction, a computer network linking the project to an international conference on water quality, and the impact on local public opinion about water resources. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cognitive Style, Community Action, Computer Uses in Education