Education in Australia New Zealand and the Pacific

Education in Australia  New Zealand and the Pacific

This book provides an up-to-date and well-grounded analysis of education in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, including Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon ...

Author: Michael Crossley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472503572

Category: Education

Page: 400

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This book provides an up-to-date and well-grounded analysis of education in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, including Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Leading writers from throughout this region identify contemporary educational challenges, issues, and priorities while drawing upon their own ongoing empirical research. Key themes include the impact of international trends and developments; educational reform and the quality of education; indigenous learning; inclusivity; aid and development co-operation; and the changing role and place of tertiary education. Detailed studies of specific educational systems and developments are considered in the light of broader analyses that run throughout the volume.
Categories: Education

Languages in Australian Education

Languages in Australian Education

The aim of this book is to examine the current state, nature, role and purposes of languages in Australian education as a basis for considering a viable, encompassing language education policy.

Author: Anthony J. Liddicoat

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443818162

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

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Australia has a reputation for sustained work in language policy and has had over 20 years of experience of language policy development. During these years, language policies have sought to increase and reshape languages education in Australian schools, but have had only limited success in achieving their objectives. This means that Australia’s extensive work in language policy has not yet guaranteed a secure place for languages within education. After a period of comparative neglect of languages and multiculturalism, Australia is now entering a new phase of activity in language policy and it is timely to consider critically what has and has not been achieved to date and the reasons why. The aim of this book is to examine the current state, nature, role and purposes of languages in Australian education as a basis for considering a viable, encompassing language education policy. The book is divided into four specific focus areas for discussion, each of which is based on a core theme in Australian languages education: engaging with diversity; the current state of policy and participation in languages education and languages teacher education; current orientations to languages education, and future possibilities and directions in languages education. Underlying the discussion is the recognition that at this particular juncture in languages education policy in Australia it is necessary to re-examine constructs, research, evidence and practice as the basis for renewal. The book presents a collection of papers dealing with each of the themes and aims to give greater focus to the contemporary debates around languages in education in Australia and more generally.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Understanding Early Childhood Education and Care in Australia

Understanding Early Childhood Education and Care in Australia

A foundational text for pre-service teachers explaining the theories, policies and pedagogies that shape the provision of early childhood education and care in Australia.

Author: Joanne Ailwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 174331860X

Category: Education

Page: 344

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A foundational text for pre-service teachers explaining the theories, policies and pedagogies that shape the provision of early childhood education and care in Australia.
Categories: Education

Civics and Citizenship Education in Australia

Civics and Citizenship Education in Australia

Placing civics and citizenship education within historical and contemporary contexts, the book critically explores a range of issues concerning the development, organisation and teaching of the subject.

Author: Andrew Peterson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474248204

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Civics and Citizenship Education in Australia provides a comprehensive analysis of teaching and learning in this field in Australian schools, drawing on case study material to demonstrate the current practice in the field. Reflecting on the issues and possibilities raised by the inclusion of civics and citizenship education in the new national Australian curriculum, leading national and international scholars analyse the subject's theoretical, curricular and pedagogical bases and approaches. Placing civics and citizenship education within historical and contemporary contexts, the book critically explores a range of issues concerning the development, organisation and teaching of the subject. These include how the subject might include indigenous, global and Asian perspectives, and how it may help students to engage with issues around sustainability, active citizenship, diversity, religion and values. The final chapters written by scholars from England, the USA, Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore adopt a comparative approach situating Australian civics and citizenship education in the wider international context.
Categories: Education

Continuing Professional Education in Australia

Continuing Professional Education in Australia

Coffs Harbour: University of New England's Department of Continuing Education. Dietitians Association of Australia. (1993). Competencies for dietitians.

Author: Barrie Brennan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811018329

Category: Education

Page: 257

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This book offers a history of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the Australian context. It presents an approach that links the development of CPD to a series of 'missed opportunities' and the identification of three key themes (mandatory CPD, competencies and regulation/registration) as well as with national regulation for select health professions. It not only relates the evolution of CPD in Australia but also serves as a guide to examining the situation in other countries and the emergence of CPD in individual professions. CPD has been provided for many decades, but it has not been rated as a 'high priority' or a key area of provision and has not been the focus of discussions or disputes in the higher education sector or in vocational education circles. Nevertheless in describing CPD's development, evidence is presented that CPD has made a significant contribution to the broad field of vocational education.
Categories: Education

Global Citizenship Education in Australian Schools

Global Citizenship Education in Australian Schools

This book explores how Australian secondary schools prepare their students for global citizenship.

Author: Andrew Peterson

Publisher: Palgrave Pivot

ISBN: 3030566021

Category: Education

Page: 144

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This book explores how Australian secondary schools prepare their students for global citizenship. Globalisation has irrevocably changed modern countries and societies, and the benefits and pressures this brings are being felt as never before. Drawing on empirical data from six Australian secondary schools, the author examines how school leaders and teachers understand global citizenship, how they translate this into their practice, and how students experience and make sense of global citizenship education. In doing so, the book portrays how school leaders, teachers and students grapple with key issues central to global citizenship education, including how they work to mediate some of the tensions involved. While the book concentrates on the Australian context, its findings and analysis have resonance for other countries in which global citizenship education operates as a core goal of education and schooling.
Categories: Education

Indigenous Education in Australia

Indigenous Education in Australia

children in Australia and the United States: From Eurocentrism to culturally powerful pedagogies. Comparative Education Review, 47(1), ...

Author: Marnee Shay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000317541

Category: Education

Page: 218

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This is an essential, practical resource for pre- and in-service educators on creating contexts for success for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Based on the latest research and practice, this book provides an in-depth understanding of the colonised context within which education in Australia is located, with an emphasis on effective strategies for the classroom. Throughout the text, the authors share their personal and professional experiences providing rich examples for readers to learn from. Taking a strengths-based approach, this book will support new and experienced teachers to drive positive educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Categories: Education

Open and Distance Education in Australia Europe and the Americas

Open and Distance Education in Australia  Europe and the Americas

Australian Government Department of Education and Training. (2016). Export income to Australia from international education activity in 2015.

Author: Adnan Qayyum

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811302985

Category: Education

Page: 131

View: 949

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book describes the history, structure and institutions of open and distance education in six countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, the UK and the US. It discusses how open and distance education is evolving in a digital age to reflect the needs and circumstances of national higher education systems in these countries, and explores the similarities and differences between the ways in which they are organized and structured. It is the first book to make such comparisons and draw conclusions about the nature of open and distance education in the context of various national higher education systems. In a digital era with growing use of online education as well as open and distance education, this book is particularly useful for policy-makers and senior administrators who want to learn about organizing and expanding open and distance education provision. It is also a valuable reference for researchers, academics and students interested in understanding the different approaches to open and distance education.
Categories: Education

Education in Australia New Zealand and the Pacific

Education in Australia  New Zealand and the Pacific

Ainley, J. and Gebhardt, E. (2013), Measure for Measure: A Review of Outcomes of School Education in Australia. Melbourne: Australian Council for ...

Author: Michael Crossley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472503589

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 138

This book provides an up-to-date and well-grounded analysis of education in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, including Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Leading writers from throughout this region identify contemporary educational challenges, issues, and priorities while drawing upon their own ongoing empirical research. Key themes include the impact of international trends and developments; educational reform and the quality of education; indigenous learning; inclusivity; aid and development co-operation; and the changing role and place of tertiary education. Detailed studies of specific educational systems and developments are considered in the light of broader analyses that run throughout the volume.
Categories: Education

Society Schools and Progress in Australia

Society  Schools and Progress in Australia

This book also examines the patterns of higher education, notably at the university level, the British influence, and postgraduate and research work. This text addresses technical education, adult education, and teacher training.

Author: P. H. Partridge

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483136295

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 857

Society, Schools and Progress in Australia concerns the study of developments in the educational system and decisions affecting it in Australia. This book is part of a series on the same subject involving several countries or regions. This book deals with the main features of the educational system inherited from the United Kingdom and applied in Australia in terms of transformation, modification, and technological advances. After giving a description of the background of education, this book discusses the organization of public education in Australia: secondary education; administrative centralization; and the role of the commonwealth, States, and local communities. This book then reviews the assumptions and philosophies that seem to have influenced the direction and growth of education in the country. This text considers the independent schools, education and equality, leading issues in secondary education, and the influence of universities and catholic schools. This book also examines the patterns of higher education, notably at the university level, the British influence, and postgraduate and research work. This text addresses technical education, adult education, and teacher training. This book then evaluates the broad features of Australian education, the bureaucracy, social change, and some aspects for national development. Education ministers and policymakers, school administrators, city and state officials, and sociologists will find this book very informative.
Categories: Education

Special Religious Education in Australia and its Value to Contemporary Society

Special Religious Education in Australia and its Value to Contemporary Society

Education providers and curriculum planners in Australian government schools need to take cognizance of these positive, protective factors for good health ...

Author: Zehavit Gross

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030679699

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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This book explores the advantages of and challenges concerning Special Religious Education (SRE) in multicultural Australia and argues for the need for General Religious Education (GRE) as well. Through the lens of the most recent scholarship, and drawing on an in-depth qualitative study and specific case studies, the book examines the current debate on the role of religious education within government schools. It addresses key concepts of values education, spirituality, health and wellbeing, and cultural and religious identity. It analyses why it is important to retain SRE, together with GRE, as government policy. It explores highly relevant, controversial and contested issues regarding SRE, including the 30% of Australia’s population who declare themselves as having “no religion”, and brings fresh insights to the table. While secularization has increased in both the national and international spheres, there has also been an increase in fundamentalism within religious beliefs. Events such as the September 11 terror attacks and the more recent mass shootings by white supremacists and eco-fascists in Christchurch, New Zealand, and Pittsburgh and San Diego in the USA are reminders that religion is still a major actor in the twenty-first century. This poses new challenges for the relationship between church and state, and demonstrates the need to revisit the role of religious education within government schools. While the importance of GRE is generally acknowledged, SRE has increasingly come under attack by some researchers and teacher and parent bodies as being inappropriate and contradictory to the values of the postmodern world. On the other hand, the key stakeholders from all the faith traditions in Australia wish to retain the SRE classes in government schools. The book addresses this burning issue, and shows that it is relevant not only for Australia but also globally.
Categories: Religion

A History of Australian Schooling

A History of Australian Schooling

A social history of school education in Australia, from dame schools and one teacher classrooms in the bush, to the growth of private schools under public funding in recent years.

Author: Craig Campbell

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742371825

Category: Education

Page: 304

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A social history of school education in Australia, from dame schools and one teacher classrooms in the bush, to the growth of private schools under public funding in recent years. The first systematic history of education published in thirty years, it offers invaluable insights into the issues and debates which characterise one of our most important institutions.
Categories: Education

Citizenship and Citizenship Education in Australia

Citizenship and Citizenship Education in Australia

Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press . Education Department of Western Australia ( 1998 ) . Society and environment student outcome statements .

Author: Joan Geralyn DeJaeghere

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00801864W

Category: Also available on the World Wide Web as a PDF file

Page: 502

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Categories: Also available on the World Wide Web as a PDF file

Poverty and Education in Australia

Poverty and Education in Australia

1973 enrolments are from figures provided to the Commission by the Australian Department of Education for the Aboriginal Secondary Grants Scheme .

Author: Australia. Commission of Inquiry into Poverty

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039092460

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 297

View: 809

Categories: Aboriginal Australians

Malaysian Demand for University Education in Australia

Malaysian Demand for University Education in Australia

REFERENCES Andressen, C. 1990, 'Can I Afford It?' The Cost of Education and the Choice of Australia as a Study Destination: The Case of Private Malaysian ...

Author: Philip E. T. Lewis

Publisher: Asia Research Centre

ISBN: UOM:39015040687769

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 19

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Categories: Education, Higher

OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education Australia 2011

OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education  Australia 2011

Main features of the school system Structure of school education Australia has a federal school system which includes six states and two territories.

Author: Santiago Paulo

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264116672

Category:

Page: 190

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This book provides, for Australia, an independent analysis of major issues facing its educational evaluation and assessment framework, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches.
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Radical Hope

Radical Hope

In Radical Hope, one of Australia's most original and provocative thinkers turns his attention to the question of education.

Author: Noel Pearson

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459624955

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 266

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In Radical Hope, one of Australia's most original and provocative thinkers turns his attention to the question of education. Noel Pearson begins with two fundamental questions: How to ensure the survival of a people, their culture and way of life? And can education transform the lives of the disadvantaged many, or will it at best raise up a fortunate few? Pearson argues powerfully that underclass students, many of whom are Aboriginal, should receive a rigorous schooling that gives them the means to negotiate the wider world. He examines the long - term failure of educational policy in Australia, especially in the indigenous sector, and asks why it is always ''Groundhog Day'' when there are lessons to be learned from innovations now underway. Pearson introduces new findings from research and practice, and takes on some of the most difficult and controversial issues. Throughout, he searches for the radical centre - the way forward that will raise up the many, preserve culture, and ensure no child is left behind.
Categories: Aboriginal Australians