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Dockery, Alfred Michael; Koshy, Paul; Li, Ian W. – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
This paper explores how cultural and migrant backgrounds affect boys' and girls' high-school academic performance. Scores from the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment are analysed for Australian children from migrant and non-migrant families, conditional upon a measure of gender equity in secondary education in their country of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Cultural Background, Migrants, Academic Achievement
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Fray, Leanne; Gore, Jenny; Harris, Jess; North, Bettina – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
Despite numerous equity initiatives aimed at increasing participation in higher education, students from regional and remote communities continue to be underrepresented in Australia. This paper presents a scoping review of empirical studies, published between 1991 and 2016, that examined aspirations for higher education of students from regional…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Higher Education, Barriers, Costs
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Wood, Narelle; Beavis, Catherine; Cloonan, Anne; Hutchison, Kirsten; Pangrazio, Luci; Sefton-Green, Julian – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
As mobile and connected digital practices reshape social, interpersonal and learning relationships, it is increasingly challenging for teachers and schools to keep pace with rapid change. This paper reports on a professional learning project which set out to support teachers to learn more about how students in their classes used technologies,…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Information Technology, Social Change
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Rowe, Emma; Perry, Laura B. – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
This study examines inequalities of school funding as exclusively generated by the parent community in urban public schools, and potentially illuminates a secondary impact of between-school segregation. For schools that are largely understood as free, the substantial injections of private financing into public schools indicate a concerning tension…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Urban Schools, Educational Equity (Finance), Public Schools
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Logan, Tracy – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
Secondary data analysis in educational research has been an established research method for many years. Yet, few publications outline the "how to" of undertaking the process. This paper presents an analysis framework suitable for undertaking secondary data analysis within the field of education. The framework is a modification and an…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Educational Research, Databases, Mathematics Education
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Keddie, Amanda; Black, Ros; Charles, Claire – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
In this paper, the experiences and aspirations of seven students who are members of an excellence program at a large Australian university are foregrounded. The theoretical concepts of performativity and responsibilisation are drawn on to highlight (1) how these students responsibilise themselves and (2) how they are responsibilised by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Experience, Aspiration
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Weeden, Kirk; Bright, David – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
This paper reports on interviews exploring pre-service English as an Additional Language (EAL) teacher attitudes towards the inclusion of controversial issues in EAL classrooms. The paper examines how teachers perceive the role of the teacher in fostering EAL students' democratic understandings, skills, and dispositions, and whether these…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Jenkins, Gayle – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
Teacher agency is enacted when teachers attempt to control or influence curriculum in an effort to achieve their desired outcomes. This article presents the results of a longitudinal qualitative case study which explored teacher agency using the Triadic Reciprocity Framework Core Agency Concepts (TRFCAC) model. The current study identified teacher…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Teacher Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Gannon, Susanne; Naidoo, Loshini – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
Aspiration for higher education has been a focus of significant policy intervention in Australia for some time, with numerous large-scale research studies investigating the formation of aspiration amongst high school students. However, case studies in particular schools which might provide insights into the complexities and contradictions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Females, Academic Aspiration
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Mayes, Eve; Mobayad, Yasmin; Moss, Julianne; Kelly, Merinda – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
This paper brings Barad's agential realism into relation with educational ethnographic work, and longstanding concerns with matters of inequality. We extend previous work that foregrounds time and space in particular places, and that resists approaches to inequality that generalise about 'best practices' for schools in communities facing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Industrialization, Municipalities
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Heinsch, Milena; Agllias, Kylie; Sampson, Dara; Howard, Amanda; Blakemore, Tamara; Cootes, Hannah – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
The "Creating Meaningful Connections" project is a longitudinal study that resulted from a partnership between social work academics at the University of Newcastle and educators at a regional secondary school in NSW, Australia. It seeks to better understand the relationship between school connectedness and youth mental health. In stage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Secondary School Students, Friendship
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Trimmer, Karen – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
This paper reports on the external evaluation of a two-year project aimed at improving educational opportunities for Aboriginal Education Workers (AEWs) through technology-based pedagogy. A design-based approach was selected by the research team to increase the relevance of the research for both praxis and practice, with emphasis on improvement of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Design, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology
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Cruickshank, Vaughan; Pedersen, Scott; Cooley, Dean; Hill, Allen – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
Primary schools are dynamic environments where teachers take on multiple roles, often simultaneously, to help promote high-quality learning and meet the various needs of their students. Within the primary school context both female and male teachers are required to perform multiple roles; however, these roles are often socially constructed based…
Descriptors: Males, Elementary School Teachers, Expectation, Sex Role
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Tancredi, Haley – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
Australian legislation requires teachers to make reasonable adjustments for students with disability, including those with Developmental Language Disorder. The Standards underpinning this legislation stipulate that students must be "consulted" about adjustments that are made. This is not common practice in Australian schools and there is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Developmental Disabilities
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Ryan, Mary; Barton, Georgina – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
The recasting of education as an economic rather than a social good means that governments around the world will continue to pursue agendas to show that schooling systems are effective in raising standards. Literacy is a key area of comparison on the world stage, placing literacy educators under enormous pressure to perform in this culture of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Teachers, Literacy Education, Accountability
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