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Tirvsssen, Rada – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
Clive Whitehead (2005: 315-329) makes an indisputable claim that British colonial education is a controversial topic in the history of education. The macro study of educational systems undertaken within a framework that guarantees a systematic and rigorous approach can offer answers to many disputed issues, but researchers should not underestimate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Land Settlement, Educational History, World History
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Barcan, Alan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
The two most significant events in government secondary schools in Australia between the end of the Second World War in 1945 and the cultural revolution of the late 1960s and early 1970s were the vast expansion in enrolments and the curricular changes entailed, in part, by these. Between 1953 and 1964 four of the six states introduced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Educational History, Public Schools
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Openshaw, Roger – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
Throughout Australasia, indigenous educational issues remain a subject of considerable debate. In New Zealand, Maori underachievement in education has long been a matter of widespread concern. Currently the most highly visible professional development programme now operating in New Zealand mainstream secondary schools, Te Kotahitanga claims to…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Ethnic Groups
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Bryant, James A., Jr. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
"Mission Creep: The Federal Government and America's Schools" is a historical overview of the progressive encroachment if the United States' federal government into the area of education. This involvement began as a way to compete with the Soviet Union in the areas of science and technology but has since morphed into virtually all areas…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Government Role, Politics of Education, Science Education
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Zeichner, Ken – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
This paper describes the implications for the work of teaching and the curriculum of teacher education programs of three different views of teaching expertise and teacher education (professionalization, deregulation and social justice) that have competed with each other for dominance in the USA since the inception of formal teacher education in…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
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Munn, Pamela – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
Using the notion of travelling global policy, this paper discusses the ways in which teacher education in Scotland has responded to world-wide demands on school systems. It highlights the embedded practices which have resisted an unequivocal move to a market-based approach in initial teacher education and contrasts this with approaches to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Global Approach, Educational Practices
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Wolhuter, C. C. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
This paper surveys the past, present and future of teacher training in South Africa, in the context of the educational and societal reconstruction of South Africa. Before the twentieth century the bulk of the country's teachers were imported from Europe. In the twentieth century first a teacher-pupil system, then a system of teachers' training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Trends, Social Change
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Martin, Angela; Kennedy, Barbara; Stocks, Belinda – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
The psychological climate literature examines links between facets of climate, such as service orientation and a range of individual and organisational outcomes including work attitudes and performance. This study investigated the relationship between the service climate of an Australian university and outcomes important to its key stakeholders. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Aspland, Tania – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
This paper is designed to portray the historical development of teacher education in Australia. The paper is presented in three parts, each of which represents a "turn" in the evolution of teacher education. The first details the historical development of teacher education prior to the establishment of the first teachers college in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Educational Trends
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Walsh, Brendan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
This paper locates contemporary issues in teacher education in the Republic of Ireland within the broad context of historical developments. The paper is in six parts. It opens with an exposition on the emergence of teacher training in pre Independent Ireland which considers teachers' working conditions, the management structure of schools, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teaching Conditions, Irish
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Katter, Norman – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
This article focuses on misrepresentation and the exposure of universities to legal liability for innocent, fraudulent or negligent statements by academics or administrative staff made to students or prospective students. A greater public awareness of consumer rights through media coverage of damage awards, speculative actions by lawyers, and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, School Responsibility, Legal Responsibility
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Clarke, Claudia – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
Frank Mitchell's biography of Sir Fred Clarke, one of the most influential British educationists of the first half of the twentieth century, was published in 1967. This article by Claudia Clarke draws upon previously unknown material and her own recollections to provide new insights into her father's personal and professional lives and to modify…
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational History, Career Development, Teacher Educators
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Robinson, Wendy – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
Policy, theory and practice in initial teacher education in England has a long history of turbulence. This paper reflects upon this history and examines those key aspects of initial teacher education which have shaped past, present and future developments. Following a brief historical overview of key developments in the field, the issue of where…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Schools of Education
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Birch, Elisa R.; Miller, Paul W. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
The Australian literature suggests that students' academic success in tertiary education is principally influenced by their university entrance score. Personal, secondary school and university characteristics have more minor impacts on tertiary outcomes. Little research has been undertaken into the relationship between students' marks and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Debt (Financial), College Students
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Pyvis, David – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
Drawing on records of parliamentary debates, this paper investigates the first Commonwealth intervention in schooling. It reveals that compulsory provisions associated with formal schooling were employed to support a policy of compelling boys to undertake training. It shows how military training was positioned as a neglected aspect of ordinary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Military Training, Government School Relationship
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