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Hannam, Fraser Douglas – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2015
Story telling in its most basic form is a means by which a culture passes onto the next generation what they have found to be useful, to be of value, or to be good. Curriculum can be understood as a certain way of telling a story about the world. By contextualising units of work within a narrative, lessons become more meaningful, dynamic and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Delivery Systems, Curriculum
Noble, Carolyn – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2014
To date western feminist scholarship on gender and work has primarily focused on women providing valuable information as to their discrimination and invisibility, especially in the echelons of power and in senior decision-making positions. Feminist scholars have needed to explore women's under representation in senior leadership positions because…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Sex Fairness, Universities, Leadership
Thackrah, Rosalie D.; Thompson, Sandra C. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
Since 2011, all first year students in a health sciences faculty at a university in Western Australia complete a compulsory (half) Unit titled Indigenous Cultures and Health. The Unit introduces students to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, diversity, cultural protocols, social structures, patterns of communication, contemporary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Obstetrics, Health Sciences, Indigenous Populations
Vongalis-Macrow, Athena – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Loyalty raises a dilemma for women's career progression and leadership because it signals confidence in the organisation, despite the ongoing constraints that organisations present for women and their leadership aspirations. The research investigates women's loyalty in the context of higher education. Focussing on a select group of mid-level…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Career Development, Group Unity
Gray, Anthony – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
In recent years, the issue of the extent to which an individual has or should have the right to religious freedom, and to manifest that freedom by wearing particular items of clothing, has become very contentious. Some nations have seen fit to ban the wearing of particular items of clothing thought to have religious significance, at least in some…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Freedom, Courts, Islam
Hill, Susan – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
The purpose of this study was to explore the connections between young children's oral language vocabulary and children's reading of written language in beginning reading books. Oral language has been viewed as the foundation for emergent reading development as it provides the semantic base, syntactic base and phonological base for successfully…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Beginning Reading, Semantics, Written Language