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Molla, Tebeje – Australian Journal of Education, 2022
For young people, the end of secondary school represents a critical transition point. This article aims at understanding how schools support a particular group of disadvantaged students to transition into education, training, or employment. Drawing on a life-course perspective and with refugee-background African students as an empirical focus,…
Descriptors: Refugees, Student Needs, Secondary School Students, Transitional Programs
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Keast, Vicki J. – Australian Journal of Education, 2022
A sense of belonging is an important factor for the persistence of girls in the study of physics. Content and imagery that presents the field as a masculine domain will undermine belonging and make it more difficult for girls to establish a physics identity that is congruent with their gender identity. The physics syllabus, final examinations and…
Descriptors: Physics, Gender Bias, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Dowley, Mark; Rice, Suzanne – Australian Journal of Education, 2022
National testing of students has become an increasingly prevalent policy tool, often implemented to drive improvement through increased accountability and heightened competition between schools. Such testing has been found to generate negative emotional responses among students, including increased stress and anxiety. However, there is little…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Emotional Response, National Competency Tests, Standardized Tests
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Ma, Kang; McMaugh, Anne; Cavanagh, Michael – Australian Journal of Education, 2022
This article aims to contribute new, longitudinal evidence on teacher self-efficacy (TSE) by investigating changes in TSE over the last 2 years of an Australian initial teacher education program. Two hundred and one pre-service teachers were surveyed at three timepoints: (1) after the first professional experience placement (2) before and (3)…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Placement
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Bell, Nicola; Wheldall, Kevin – Australian Journal of Education, 2022
The present study was conducted to explore how the relationships between reading comprehension constructs change according to word reading accuracy, as measured in a large convenience sample (n = 857) of school-aged students (Years 3-6) with reading difficulties. Multiple regression analyses containing interaction variables were conducted, to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Accuracy, Reading Skills, Vocabulary
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Pitman, Tim; Brett, Matt – Australian Journal of Education, 2022
This article explores a century and a half of supporting students with disabilities in Australian higher education, spanning the introduction of mass public education legislation in 1872 through to 2022. The article documents the transition from a paradigm in which disability was not integral to universal public instruction to systemic approaches…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Foreign Countries, College Students, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Carrington, Suzanne; Lassig, Carly; Maia-Pike, Lara; Mann, Glenys; Mavropoulou, Sofia; Saggers, Beth – Australian Journal of Education, 2022
Inclusive education is central to achieving high-quality education for all students and is a recognised commitment of the Australian government under international human rights law. However, Australia's lack of commitment to move away from segregation is reflected in its persistence in maintaining and funding segregated (special) settings.…
Descriptors: Affordances, Barriers, Inclusion, Foreign Countries
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Malaquias, Catia – Australian Journal of Education, 2022
The adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2006 and, in particular, Article 24 was a landmark in the struggle of people with disability for recognition of their fundamental human rights, including their right to education. As a legally binding treaty under international law, imposing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Childrens Rights, International Law
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Dickson, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Education, 2022
The "Disability Discrimination Act 1992" (Cth) (DDA) prohibits discrimination by schools against students with disability. The DDA and the associated Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Cth) (DSE) also impose a positive obligation on schools to make reasonable adjustment for students with disabilities. The promise of inclusion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Legislation, Students with Disabilities, Disability Discrimination
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Dickson, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Education, 2022
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (DDA) appears to offer powerful remedies to students who have been refused enrolment, excluded after enrolment or denied educational opportunities or benefits because of their disability. The Act prohibits discrimination on the ground of disability in the protected area of education and obligates…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Program Effectiveness, Disability Discrimination, Federal Legislation
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de Bruin, Kate – Australian Journal of Education, 2022
Inclusive education is a global priority and binding obligation for Australia to meet as a signatory to international human rights treaties. It is also supported by evidence as an effective model of schooling for all students and supporting those with disability. Yet segregation remains deeply embedded within the education systems of all states…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, Disability Discrimination, Educational Policy
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Burke, Paul F.; Buchanan, John – Australian Journal of Education, 2022
Staffing rural and regional schools remains an intractable problem. This study identifies effective incentives for attracting teachers to difficult-to-staff rural and remote schools in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Compared to their urban counterparts, students in these schools are disadvantaged by teacher staff shortages, inexperience and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Regional Schools, Teacher Shortage
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Falloon, Garry; Powling, Markus; Fraser, Sharon; Hatisaru, Vesife – Australian Journal of Education, 2022
Improving young people's engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is being promoted worldwide as a means of addressing projected shortfalls in expertise needed to further nations' economic, social and environmental goals. Responding to this, schools are reforming traditional discipline-based curricula into…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Stevenson, David J.; Neill, James T.; Ball, Kayla; Smith, Rebecca; Shores, Melena C. – Australian Journal of Education, 2022
Student violence directed at school educators appears to be increasing, thus it is important to identify practical strategies that educators use to prevent and cope with occupational violence. This observational study surveyed 369 government primary school staff in the Australian Capital Territory. Sixty per cent of respondents reported abusive…
Descriptors: Violence, Teacher Student Relationship, Coping, Work Environment
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Gray, Christina; Egeberg, Helen; Green, Tammy – Australian Journal of Education, 2022
The gap between theory and practice during initial teacher training has been an enduring topic of research due to its impact on teacher-readiness. Given the COVID-19 pandemic campus closures threatening to widen the gap, this research was a timely intervention aimed at connecting pre-service teachers to their professional network. Specifically,…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Preservice Teachers, Drama, Art Teachers
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