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309068594 Prospective teachers' interest in teaching, professional plans about teaching and career choice satisfaction: a relevant framework?  
This study aimed to examine the relationships among prospective teachers' interest in teaching, professional engagement and career development aspirations, and career choice satisfaction. A total...
309068593 Public anticipation yet private realisation: the effects of using cases as an approach to developing teacher leaders.  
Recent research has begun to conceptualise the professional learning of practising teachers who take on leadership roles in schools. In this vein, this article draws on a qualitative...
309068592 Multiple goals in a Hong Kong Chinese educational context: an investigation of developmental trends and learning outcomes.  
Social goals have also been proposed as important additions to mastery and performance goals in educational contexts, particularly in non-Western cultures but no study has yet tested the...
309068591 The real power of parental reading aloud: exploring the affective and attentional dimensions.  
Reading with an adult plays an important role in developing children's oral language skills, phonological awareness and print knowledge. Parental reading aloud is also an indicator of children's...
309068590 The failure of progressive classroom reform: lessons from the curriculum reform implementation project in Papua New Guinea.  
Progressive education has been an article of educational faith in Papua New Guinea during the last 50 years but the best available evidence indicates that major reforms to formalistic curriculum...
309068589 Selling visions for education: what do Australian politicians believe in, who are they trying to convince and how?  
This article analyses the educational visions put forward by Australian federal politicians in their maiden (first) speeches to Parliament. The theoretical approach was a Habermasian-based...
309068588 Errata.  
309068587 Editorial.  
299759890 Telling tales out of school: exploring why former teachers are not returning to the classroom.  
Teacher attrition is a cost to the community and, often, to the teachers concerned. One ready potential source of teachers is those having left the profession, particularly recently, and who may...
299759889 Assessment of professional development for teachers in the vocational education and training sector: an examination of the Concerns Based Adoption Model.  
The purpose of this article is to describe the use of the Concerns Based Adoption Model (Hall & Hord, 2006) as a conceptual lens and practical methodology for professional development program...
299759888 The influence of ability beliefs and motivational orientation on the self-efficacy of high school science students in Thailand.  
This study investigated the influence of entity beliefs, gender stereotypes and motivational goals on participants' self-efficacy in biology and physics and their career aspirations. Participants...
299759887 The clustering of bullying and cyberbullying behaviour within Australian schools.  
Bullying between students at school can seriously affect students' health and academic outcomes. To date, little is known regarding the extent to which bullying behaviour is clustered...
299759886 'I'm telling you ... the language barrier is the most, the biggest challenge': barriers to education among Karen refugee women in Australia.  
This article examines factors influencing English language education, participation and achievement among Karen refugee women in Australia. Data were drawn from ethnographic observations and...
299759885 Promoting teacher quality and continuity: tackling the disadvantages of remote indigenous schools in the Northern Territory.  
The complexity associated with reducing inequality in Indigenous education incorporates a multitude of causal factors. Issues associated with education delivery and outcomes in remote Indigenous...
299759884 Editorial.  
287391188 Learning in the global classroom: A guide for students in the multicultural university.  
287391187 Moral development and student motivation in moral education: a Singapore study.  
Recent world events such as the threat of terrorism and the global economic crises have rekindled an interest in ethics and values education. This study, conducted in Singapore, combines a...
287391186 What informs primary school principals' decision-making in relation to teacher placement in class levels?  
One of the most challenging decisions for primary school principals is to decide what class level each of their teachers will teach. It seems there is very little research on the way principals go...
287391185 Cane toad or computer mouse? Real and computer-simulated laboratory exercises in physiology classes.  
Traditional practical classes in many countries are being rationalised to reduce costs. The challenge for university educators is to provide students with the opportunity to reinforce...
287391184 Compulsory literacy and numeracy exit standards for senior secondary students: the right direction for Australia?  
An overview of positive and negative potential effects of the setting of compulsory exit-level standards in literacy and numeracy for students completing their final years of schooling is...
287391183 Children's use of meta-cognition in solving everyday problems: children's monetary decision-making.  
The purpose of this study was to understand how children use meta-cognition in their everyday problem-solving, particularly making monetary decisions. A particular focus was to identify components...
287391182 Indigenous children in Australia: health, education and optimism for the future.  
In Australia, Indigenous children are disproportionately affected by poor health. The combined consequences of illness and social factors in this population have an adverse affect on educational...
287391181 Editorial.  
276808886 National curriculum: a political-educational tangle.  
Recent moves in Australia to institute a national curriculum emanated from federal governments of ostensibly different political persuasions in the period from 2003, building on developments that...
276808885 Can history succeed at school? Problems of knowledge in the Australian history curriculum.  
Successful curriculum development in any school subject requires a clear and established set of elements: agreed and widely appreciated goals; effective criteria for the selection of important...
276808884 An Australian science curriculum: competition, advances and retreats.  
Science schooling enjoys high status. Scientific capability is perceived as critical in underpinning economic success in advanced societies. Science achievement, at all levels, has become a...
276808883 The Australian mathematics curriculum: a move forward or back to the future?  
The release of the Australian curriculum: Mathematics has generated considerable debate in the education community. Some educators warn that this debate has centred on mathematical content and...
276808882 Building a knowledge structure for English: Reflections on the challenges of coherence, cumulative learning, portability and face validity.  
A curriculum is a knowledge structure outlining what is to be learned in what order. The Australian curriculum for English emphasises creation of a 'coherent and 'cumulative' 'body of knowledge...
276808881 The Australian curriculum: continuing the national conversation.  
The purpose of this article is to identify some key areas of the Australian curriculum that remain sites of struggle and contestation. We propose that there remain a number of contentious points...
276808880 Editorial.  
268311021 Women principals in small schools in South Africa.  
South Africa presents a distinctive and varied context in which to explore the experience of women principals. The article draws on a larger data set to explore the interplay of gender and school...
268311020 Coping with the threat of closure in a small Finnish village school.  
Working in a small school threatened with closure creates a certain kind of teacher vulnerability. By analysing one teacher's story, this article contributes to understanding how teachers cope...
268311019 Resourcing change in small schools.  
The theme of this article is the challenge that school leaders face in creating the conditions for learning in small schools. We draw on the concepts of 'social capital' and...
268311018 Village schools in England: at the heart of their community?  
Recent debates within UK rural studies have stressed the shifting interplay of economic, social, political and cultural forces, with a concomitant blurring as to what constitutes rural living,...
268311017 Improving the small rural or remote school: the role of the district.  
There is a robust body of work highlighting distinctive challenges encountered by leaders of small schools in pursuit of school improvement but this work has focused on the school as the unit of...
268311016 The new National Curriculum in Norway: a change in the role of the principals?  
This article presents perspectives on how principals in schools in northern Norway value the school reform 'The Knowledge Promotion' and the new National Curriculum (LK06). It is based on a survey...
268311015 Small schools, big future.  
Historically, small schools have played a very important role in the provision of schooling in Australia. Numerically, using an enrolment of 200 or less, small schools represent approximately 45%...
268311014 Guest editorial.  
243121713 Formative assessment: 'there is nothing so practical as a good theory'.  
In K-12 education, formative assessment is a pedagogical process gathering momentum among researchers and practitioners. It has become a common theme at educational conferences, a key Organisation...
243121712 The status of education and its consequences for educational research: an anthropological exploration.  
Education as an institution fulfils the key social functions of promulgation of knowledge and the development of future citizens. Rather than these key functions earning it respect, education and...
243121711 Lifelong effects of attendance at Kindergarten Union preschools in South Australia.  
While there is some evidence of long-term social benefits from early childhood educational interventions conducted in socially disadvantaged populations in the USA, there is limited evidence...
243121710 The utility of general self-esteem and domain-specific self-concepts: their influence on indigenous and non-indigenous students' educational outcomes.  
It is only relatively recently that empirical research has begun to emerge that has sought to further understand the factors that may contribute to the educational inequities between Indigenous...
243121709 Regenerating rural social space? Teacher education for rural-regional sustainability.  
The complex interconnection among issues affecting rural-regional sustainability requires an equally complex program of research to ensure the attraction and retention of high-quality teachers for...
243121708 Starry eyes and subservient selves: portraits of 'well-rounded' girlhood in the prospectuses of all-girl elite private schools.  
This article continues a discussion about the ways in which gender is constructed in the aesthetic presentation and impression management strategies of elite private schools. While before we...
243121707 Errata.  
243121706 Editorial.  
234935332 How important are school and interpersonal student characteristics in determining later adolescent school connectedness, by school sector?  
The extent to which students feel connected to their school is a powerful predictor of many health, social and academic outcomes. These outcomes are also influenced by other factors including...
234935331 Estimating gender ratios of poor reading using large-scale assessments.  
Extensive research indicates that there are more boys than girls who are struggling readers, although considerable variation in gender ratios has been reported as a result of a lack of consensus...
234935330 The relationship between choice of major and career, experience of university and attrition.  
This study builds on earlier findings that clear choice of major and clarity of career direction is associated with university student retention. Data on business students' experience of...
234935329 Are universities responding to the needs of students from refugee backgrounds?  
Although many Australian universities have been proactive in responding to students' diverse needs through orientation and support programs, very little is known about programs needed for...

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