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Wolhuter, Charl – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
The aim of this chapter is to discuss the parameters for a construction of a scholarly Cultural History of Education in South Africa. The historiography of South African education reflects the context (demographic and otherwise) of the country. Three clearly distinguishable paradigms are evident: a conservative Afrikaner paradigm, a liberal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Politics of Education, Political Attitudes
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Hyland, Áine – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
The central role of teachers in ensuring the quality of education has been increasingly recognised internationally in recent decades. This paper reviews various shifts that have occurred in the initial teacher education agenda internationally during this time period. The paper reviews the radical reform that has occurred in the structure and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Learning Processes
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O'Donoghue, Tom – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
Currently the Australian university sector almost has a monopoly in the provision of courses and programmes for the initial preparation of teachers across the nation. What the future holds for the filed, however, is quite uncertain. This uncertainty, as this paper will demonstrate, is reflected in a number of trends. First, while a trend has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy, Government Role
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O'Donoghue, Tom – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
This paper highlights the need for studies to be undertaken on Irish women who became 'female religious' in Roman Catholic religious communities and who taught in Australian schools up until 1922. The paper is structured in three parts. It opens by outlining the international context that gave rise to the existence of these personnel in Australia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Women Faculty, Religious Education
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O'Neill, Marnie; Chapman, Anne – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
The impetus for this special issue arose from our interest in the ways in which the processes of globalisation and internationalisation influence the organisation and delivery of education in the South East Asian region. A key feature of these processes at all levels of education is the global trend towards English in schooling, teaching and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, English (Second Language), Language Role
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Sealey, Rebecca – Education Research and Perspectives, 2013
Peer reviewing of teaching and curriculum in Higher Education is a common practice aimed at both quality assurance and professional development. External review of curriculum prior to implementation appears less common. The aim of this project was to develop, implement and evaluate a user-friendly process for external peer preview of teaching…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Hechter, Richard P.; Phyfe, Lynette D.; Vermette, Laurie A. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
This theoretical paper offers a conceptual interpretation of the Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPCK) framework to include the role of context within practical classroom applications. Our interpretation suggests that the importance of these three knowledge bases fluctuate within each stage of teachers' planning and instruction,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Classroom Techniques, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Lyons, Zaza; Laugharne, Jonathan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
Multiculturalism is a familiar concept in many developed countries. While cultural competency training is part of most medical curricula, training in cultural psychiatry at the undergraduate level is typically minimal. It is important that medical graduates are both culturally competent and able to respond to the mental health needs of patients…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Intercultural Communication, Patients
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Hooper, Carole – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
This article provides an historical account of how fee-charging Victorian schools have marketed themselves over the past 150 years (via the use of advertisements, brochures, and prospectuses) in order to promote those aspects of schooling believed to be of most importance to potential customers (parents). While some of the features--most notably…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Recruitment, Educational History, Advertising
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Lyons, Zaza; Hood, Sean – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
The stigmatisation of mental illness in Australian and other Western societies is now well documented. This article presents a description of the "stigmatisation" problem associated with mental illness, and discusses the impact that this problem has had on the demand for Psychiatry as a career. The approach taken at UWA to address the…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Mental Disorders, Psychiatry, Teaching Methods
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Hood, Sean; Chapman, Elaine – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
This paper describes a tutorial programme developed at the University of Western Australia (UWA) to enhance medical students' learning processes within problem-based learning contexts. The programme encourages students to use more effective learning approaches by scaffolding the development of effective problem-solving strategies, and by reducing…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Problem Based Learning, Psychiatry, Learning Processes
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Young, Jolee; Chapman, Elaine – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
Significant efforts have now been made to identify the generic competencies required to succeed across different workplace contexts. The aims of this paper were to: (i) outline factors that contributed to the increased demand for generic competencies seen over the last three decades; and (ii) review the early generic competency frameworks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills
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Male, Sally A. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
This paper puts forward the view that engineering educators have a responsibility to prepare graduates for engineering work and careers. The current literature reveals gaps between the competencies required for engineering work and those developed in engineering education. Generic competencies feature in these competency gaps. Literature suggests…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, College Graduates, Engineering, Foreign Countries
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Jackson, Denise; Hancock, Phil – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
The development of discipline-specific skills and knowledge is no longer considered sufficient in graduates of Bachelor level degrees in Business. Higher education providers are becoming increasingly responsible for the development of a generic skill set deemed essential in undergraduates. This required skill set comprises a broad range of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Business Administration Education, Job Skills
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O'Donoghue, Tom; Chapman, Elaine – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
The fundamental premise of this paper is that a broad rather than a narrow definition of "competency" should inform discussions on "competencies-based education". Also, while we see value in drawing on a broad definition when designing curricula, we hold that it is not sufficient on its own for such design if education is to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Role of Education
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