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Abbott, Malcolm – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
In this paper a comparison is made between the structure and operations of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council and the Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence of New Zealand. Both of these organisations were established in the mid 2000s and were created at a time when higher education institutions in both countries…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Improvement Programs, Instructional Improvement, Comparative Analysis
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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
This paper details how educational policy is developed in an educational authority in a political environment of a hung parliament. The paper begins by looking briefly at the difficulties facing educational policy rollout in Tasmania during the years 2000-2011, and then details how an educational policy dealing with school closures was reshaped in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Program Implementation, Politics of Education, Policy Formation
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Stampfer, Hans – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
The continuing shortfall in recruitment to Psychiatry is examined with suggestions for affirmative action. Recruitment may improve in the near future because of the high demand for psychiatrists, the incentives offered, greater competition for other specialties and a pool of international graduates willing to work in Psychiatry. There remains the…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Mental Disorders, Vocational Interests, Graduates
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Fish, Reva M.; Finn, Kristin V.; Finn, Jeremy D. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
Misbehaviour in high school impacts learning and instruction in the classroom as well as the educational climate of the institution. In this report, changes in administrators', teachers', and students' reports of misbehaviour between 1990 and 2002 were examined using two national US databases. There was little change in administrators'…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Bassiri, Mojdeh; Lyons, Zaza; Hood, Sean – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
Stigmatisation among mental health professionals can have a significant impact on individuals who work in the area, and on recruitment of people into the mental health workforce. This study aimed to investigate the source, type and impact of positive and negative comments, attitudes and behaviours experienced by psychiatrists and psychiatric…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Workers, Mental Health
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Bennett, Kellie; Lyons, Zaza – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
The importance of teaching communication skills in any undergraduate medical curriculum cannot be overstated. Effective doctor-patient communication is widely recognised as an essential aspect of quality patient care. A communication skills module developed for first year medical students at the University of Western Australia (UWA) is described…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communication Skills, Medical Education, Medical Students
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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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Harrell, Pamela Esprivalo; Eddy, Colleen McLean – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
This study examined mathematics teacher content knowledge in terms of policy maker recommendations, college coursework and teacher certification mathematics test scores. Transcript analysis indicated poor alignment of national policy maker recommendations for mathematics teachers and college degrees in mathematics. Teacher certification test…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Certification
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Drost, Ellen A. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
In this paper, the author aims to provide novice researchers with an understanding of the general problem of validity in social science research and to acquaint them with approaches to developing strong support for the validity of their research. She provides insight into these two important concepts, namely (1) validity; and (2) reliability, and…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Validity, Reliability, Measurement Techniques
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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
Tasmania Tomorrow was highly politicised, and Tasmanian post-secondary education policy became a central issue in the 2010 state elections. The purpose of this paper was to analyse the dynamics of Tasmanian post-secondary education policy, and determine what education policy analysts can learn from this episode in Tasmanian education history.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elections, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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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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Rowe, Melinda – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
Through play, children develop cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically. Preschoolers go on a journey of self-discovery during play activities, learning self-regulation and how to accurately represent themselves in the environment. This study explored the play behaviours of eight different children in two different schools. Four children…
Descriptors: Play, Developmental Delays, Comparative Analysis, Preschool Children
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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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