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Hedge, Karri; Cohrssen, Caroline – SAGE Open, 2019
With the decline in Australian school children's mathematics skills, the spotlight is shining on the quality of early childhood mathematics teaching and learning in the preschool years. Spatial thinking--which includes spatial orientation and spatial visualization--contributes to early mathematical thinking and children have the capacity to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spatial Ability, Play, Preschool Children
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Ang, Chin-Siang; Lee, Kam-Fong; Dipolog-Ubanan, Genevieve F. – SAGE Open, 2019
First-year undergraduates' expectations and experience of university and student engagement variables were investigated to determine how these perceptions influence their student identity and overall course satisfaction. Data collected from 554 first-year undergraduates at a large private university were analyzed. Participants were given the…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Self Concept, Student Satisfaction, Expectation
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Thompson, Adam – SAGE Open, 2019
Health promotion within Aboriginal communities has typically come from a top-down approach with government-funded health research directing the nature in which health information is disseminated. Previous literature has argued for two-way interaction that requires an equivalent bottom-up approach to integrate community beliefs and perceptions.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Health Promotion, Rural Areas, Indigenous Populations
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Zhai, Keyu; Gao, Xing; Wang, Geng – SAGE Open, 2019
Under the third wave of international student mobility, Australia has become the third largest country receiving international students. Compared with the United States and the United Kingdom, Australia can still maintain a stable increase in terms of hosting Chinese students. For Australia, attracting international students becomes an important…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Motivation, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Holmes, Colin; Lindsay, David – SAGE Open, 2018
Public universities, as the predominant source of nurse education, serve an instrumental role as pressure mounts to produce large numbers of workready graduates to meet the needs of the labor market. Neoliberalism is recognized as the dominant political and economic philosophy across the globe, and new managerialist, corporatized practices, as its…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Nursing Education, Higher Education, Neoliberalism
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Sullivan, Kevin; McConney, Andrew; Perry, Laura B. – SAGE Open, 2018
This study compares rural educational disadvantage across Australia, Canada, and New Zealand using data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Across the three countries, student reading literacy and school learning environments are less positive in rural communities…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Outcomes of Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Cross Cultural Studies
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Isik, Ulviye; Tahir, Omaima El; Meeter, Martijn; Heymans, Martijn W.; Jansma, Elise P.; Croiset, Gerda; Kusurkar, Rashmi A. – SAGE Open, 2018
The aim of this study to create a comprehensive overview of factors that may influence motivation of ethnic minority students from their own perspective. A systematic review was conducted in PubMed, ERIC, and PsycINFO to find studies in which the motivation of ethnic minority students was studied. The articles reviewed were qualitatively…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Minority Group Students, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Parvazian, Somayeh; Gill, Judith; Chiera, Belinda – SAGE Open, 2017
This article reports an analysis of the relationship between women's increased participation in higher education and other recent social changes over the last four decades. To date, women's increased involvement in higher education has been studied as either a force for or a consequence of other sociocultural changes. Drawing on data from key…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Sociocultural Patterns, Statistics
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Cohrssen, Caroline; Church, Amelia; Tayler, Collette – SAGE Open, 2016
This multiple case study explored early childhood educators' implementation of a suite of play-based mathematics activities with children aged 3 to 5 years in six different early childhood education and care programs in Melbourne, Australia. Educators approached the enactment of the activities differently; however, those educators who used the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Activities, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Khan, Md. Shahadat Hossain; Bibi, Shaista; Hasan, Mahbub – SAGE Open, 2016
This study investigated teachers' conceptions of technology integration into their teaching from two renowned technical and vocational education (TVE) institutes in New South Wales, Australia. Thirteen teachers were interviewed using qualitative techniques informed by the phenomenographic approach. The analysis of the data revealed that TVE…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Technology Integration, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Heine, Chyrisse; Slone, Michelle; Wilson, Wayne J. – SAGE Open, 2016
This study aimed to investigate the referrers (including educators) and reasons children were referred to an audiology clinic for central auditory processing (CAP) evaluation, to identify a referral pathway for listening problems and professional development needs. A case file audit was used to examine the intake questionnaire completed by 150…
Descriptors: Referral, Auditory Evaluation, Children, School Personnel
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Niklas, Frank; Cohrssen, Caroline; Tayler, Collette – SAGE Open, 2016
As reading to children plays an important role in language development, primary caregivers are often encouraged to read to their children from a very young age. However, little is known about the age at which such reading should start. The linguistic skills of 104 children were assessed shortly before school entry. Their parents were asked how old…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Young Children, Parent Attitudes, Infants
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Baldwin, Christopher Francis – SAGE Open, 2015
The purpose of this study was to analyze and explore the experiences of eight first-year physical education teachers who have taught African refugee students. Interviews were conducted at the end of each participant's first year of teaching. The findings of this study highlight the vast different learning styles of students from Africa and the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Refugees
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Bourke, Terri; Lidstone, John – SAGE Open, 2015
In Australia, for more than two decades, a "social science" integrated framework was the favored approach for delivering subjects such as history and geography. However, such interdisciplinary approaches have continued to attract criticism from various parts of the academic and public spheres, and since 2009, a return to teaching the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Geography Instruction, Knowledge Level
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Smeed, Judy; Bourke, Terri; Nickerson, Julie; Corsbie, Tracy – SAGE Open, 2015
School curriculum change processes have traditionally been managed internally. However, in Queensland, Australia, as a response to the current high-stakes accountability regime, more and more principals are outsourcing this work to external change agents (ECAs). In 2009, one of the authors (a university lecturer and ECA) developed a curriculum…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Implementation, Foreign Countries, Accountability
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