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Macdonald, Mary-anne; Gringart, Eyal; Booth, Sarah; Somerville, Robert – Australian Journal of Education, 2023
The present study aimed to empirically evaluate the knowledges, attitudes and perspectives of pre-service teachers towards Indigenous peoples, and to identify relationships between student learning experiences and student knowledges, attitudes and preparedness to work with Indigenous peoples, at one Australian university. The project was part of a…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Perales, Francisco; Johnstone, Melissa; Xiang, Ning; Tomaszewski, Wojtek – Australian Journal of Education, 2023
Australian children from regional, rural and remote (RRR) areas exhibit lower educational outcomes than their peers in metropolitan areas. The mechanisms driving the comparatively poorer educational outcomes of children in RRR areas, however, are not well understood. This paper proposes and tests two sets of factors that may be responsible for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Background, Literacy, National Competency Tests
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Southall, Anne E.; Baxter, Lindy P.; Gardner, Fiona – Australian Journal of Education, 2023
Trauma-informed practice in education applies neuroscientific knowledge of the profound impact of early childhood trauma on learning and emphasises the central role of the student-teacher relationship in recovery. In adopting trauma-informed understandings, teachers are required to change their current practices and strengthen their relationships…
Descriptors: Trauma, Trauma Informed Approach, Comprehension, Educational Practices
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Dean, Jenny; Roberts, Philip; Downes, Natalie; Goldsmith, Ada – Australian Journal of Education, 2023
Rurality is an identified point of disadvantage in measures such as the Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) and school resourcing models. However, socioeconomic disadvantage is commonly used as an explanation for lower average student achievement in rural locations. Thus, policies are often directed towards reducing disadvantage…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, Academic Achievement, Grade 12
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Paris, Lisa F.; Lowe, Geoffrey M.; Gray, Christina; Perry, Angela; Warwick, Lara – Australian Journal of Education, 2023
Expert secondary Arts teachers are highly trained specialists well versed in face-to-face individual and group teaching pedagogies. Given the highly personalised nature of Arts teaching practice, the shift to online teaching resulting from COVID-19 lockdowns presented many with challenges for which they had little or no formal training. Many…
Descriptors: Art Education, Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Walker, Sue; Clendon, Sally; Paynter, Jessica; Fl├╝ckiger, Beverley; Bowen, Rachael; Sullivan, Roslyn; Westerveld, Marleen – Australian Journal of Education, 2023
There is increasing awareness of the high levels of support needed for literacy learning for children on the autism spectrum. Although research has investigated the quality of the classroom literacy environment, little attention has been paid to examining the classroom literacy environment in specialist classrooms catering specifically for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Students with Disabilities, Classroom Environment
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Burke, Paul F.; Schuck, Sandy; Kearney, Matthew – Australian Journal of Education, 2023
This article discusses findings from a recent survey (n = 297) of teachers' views of both their own and their students' experiences during the 2021 enforced emergency remote schooling period occurring in New South Wales Australia, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The quantitative analysis reported here explores teachers' views regarding teaching and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Martin, Andrew J. – Australian Journal of Education, 2023
This investigation comprised two studies that sought to identify the role of COVID-related disruptions in Australian university students' academic motivation and engagement. Study 1 involved a dataset of 500 university students and examined the links between COVID-19 pandemic disruptions (remote and hybrid learning modes, lockdown, isolation) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Patterson, Leigh Cameron – Australian Journal of Education, 2023
Considerable interest lies in the growth in educational achievement that occurs over the course of a child's schooling. This paper demonstrates a simple but effective approach for the comparison of growth rates, drawing on a method first proposed some 80 years ago and applying it to data from the Australian National Assessment Program. The…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Growth Models, Psychometrics, National Competency Tests
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Cairns, Rebecca – Australian Journal of Education, 2023
Teachers' decision-making about resource selection is made more complex when resources are appraised for their potential to raise controversial issues or cause offence to others within school communities. Debates around the use of trigger warnings, freedom of speech and the impact of exclusionary practices further complicate these processes. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Policy Analysis
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Ginns, Paul; Martin, Andrew J.; Freebody, Kelly; Anderson, Michael; O'Connor, Peter – Australian Journal of Education, 2023
Young people's confidence in their creative abilities, as well as their beliefs about whether these abilities are fixed or malleable, play potentially important roles in educators' efforts to foster creativity. This study explores a multidimensional model of young people's creative self-beliefs that comprises creative self-efficacy,…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Creativity, Self Concept
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Van Der Zant, Tamara; Dix, Katherine L. – Australian Journal of Education, 2023
The significant disruption of COVID-19 on schooling has heightened concerns about its impact on educators' wellbeing. The current study examined how educators' worry regarding the COVID-19 pandemic compared to their worry about other extreme events, such as natural disasters and critical incidents (a death or suicide of a child, young person, or…
Descriptors: Anxiety, COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries
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MacDonald, Amy; Deehan, James; Lee, Paige – Australian Journal of Education, 2023
Cognition research has demonstrated that babies, from birth, can detect numerical correspondences and abstract properties of objects and events. However, this limited existing research is often distant from educational practice, and thus, this information may be inaccessible to early childhood educators; most of whom hold pre-Bachelor level…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes
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Ross, Kathryn; Galaudage, Shanika; Clark, Tegan; Lowson, Nataliea; Battisti, Andrew; Adam, Helen; Ross, Alexandra K.; Sweaney, Nici – Australian Journal of Education, 2023
The visibility of female role models in science is vital for engaging and retaining women in scientific fields. In this study, we analyse four senior secondary science courses delivered across the states and territories in Australia: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physics. We compared male and female representation within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Secondary School Science, Gender Bias
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Bower, Matt; Lai, Jennifer W. M.; Van Bergen, Penny; Hobson, Lucie; Stephens, Rebecca – Australian Journal of Education, 2023
The widespread move to online schooling during the COVID-19 crisis meant that parents played a significant role in educating their children. However, there is a paucity of research relating to parents' perceptions of online and remote learning designs. This study used multiple regression analyses and thematic analysis of parent survey responses…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Parent Attitudes, Preferences
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