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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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Barcan, Alan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
The period from the late 1970s to the late 1980s were transition years for most public(government) school systems in Australia. A reaction was developing against the neo-progressive and radical (neo-Marxist) innovations of the late 1960s and 1970s such as school-based curricula, activity methods, and "open education". By the early 1980s…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Vocational Education, Public Schools
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Marchant, Michelle; Christensen, Lynnette; Womack, Sue; Conley, Laura; Fisher, Adam – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
This exploratory study addressed the scarcity of research into professional development for school-wide positive behavior support. A train-the-trainer model was designed. These principles were embedded within the recommended guidelines for implementing school-wide positive behavior support. School-based individuals were selected by building…
Descriptors: Discipline, Behavior Disorders, Professional Development, Educational Practices
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Chen, Hsin-Yuan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
The present study targeted the online reading strategies of upper-elementary and middle school students with and without learning disabilities in the U.S. and in Taiwan. Several aspects of the comprehension process were studied, including: (1) Internet navigation strategies and behaviours, (2) sensitivity to the organisational structure of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Learning Disabilities, Reading Strategies, Search Strategies
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Yee, Lim Siew; Chapman, Elaine – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
Numerous researchers have pointed to the potential benefits of providing students with a relevant historical context when introducing new mathematics concepts. This paper discusses the ways in which this approach may be applied to enhance student learning and attitudes in Singapore mathematics classrooms. While evidence on the efficacy of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, History, Learning Activities
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Chapman, Elaine; O'Neill, Marnie – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
In this paper, we discuss ongoing challenges in defining and assessing generic competencies in Australian universities. The paper begins with a discussion of factors that led to, and later fuelled, the focus on generic competencies in Australian higher education. Broad constructs that have underpinned research and practice in the field are then…
Descriptors: Competence, Job Skills, College Graduates, Employment Qualifications
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Bussert-Webb, Kathy – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
This paper describes a community service learning (CSL) project that helped sixteen Latino/a teacher trainees in the areas of caring, social justice, bias reduction, teaching experience, personal growth, joy, and collaboration. The project was significant because the participants and the children they tutored were all Latinos who had shared…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Hispanic Americans, Gardening, Tutors
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Barcan, Alan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
Between 1937 and 1952 three differing philosophies for the reform of NSW schooling found expression in three successive ministers for education. David Drummond, the Country Party minister during the Great Depression, wanted to extend the well-established democratic principle of equality of opportunity and the formation of character. He emphasised…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Educational History
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Rodwell, G. W. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
In 2000, Paula Wriedt, the Tasmanian Minister for Education, gave instructions for her department to begin the development of a K to 10 statewide curriculum, soon to become known as the Essential Learnings Framework, or simply, ELs. The curriculum was an integrated one, doing away with traditional subjects, or disciplines, such as mathematics,…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, National Curriculum, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods
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Mercer, Annette – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
Medicine is a profession with a long history of research and high standards of methodological rigour and evidence-based decision making. These standards are being transferred into medical education. Universities are starting to collect high-quality data on their admissions systems. This has not been a short-term proposition. Medical courses are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Students, Admission Criteria, Case Studies
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Tully, Kaye; Whitehead, Clive – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
There have been various published histories of Australasian universities but none as rich as the two most recent relating to the universities of Sydney (1991) and Melbourne (2003). The latter, in particular, was the catalyst for this exploratory study. How was it that at a time when many major British cities lacked a university institution, towns…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Universities, Socioeconomic Influences
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McKenzie, David – Education Research and Perspectives, 2008
This issue is devoted to the publication of a doctoral thesis by Dr. David McKenzie, one of New Zealand's leading educational historians. The research in this essay was completed over 30 years ago. Inevitably, the standpoint from which it was written has altered with the passage of time. No one then, for example, could have predicted the strength…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Etherington, Matthew – Education Research and Perspectives, 2008
This article builds on the foundations and evaluations laid recently by Symes and Gulson in their 2005 article, "Crucifying Education: The rise and rise of new Christian schooling in Australia." It evaluates the warrant of Christian schooling within a liberal democracy and offers a rejoinder for defending the rights of Christian…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Values Education
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