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This paper reports a study carried out amongst Brisbane secondary school teachers in 1972. In this study it was found that there was no relationship between teachers' scores on a measure of professional role orientation and their attitudes about students and a number of classroom activities....
The labelling theory of deviance is applied to the study of historical materials concerning the segregation of educational deviants. It is suggested that educational segregation in Victoria gained impetus as a result of various campaigners (‘moral entrepreneurs’), and in addition, the...
Is compensatory education based on the cultural deficit/early intervention model an effective means of alleviating minority group failure in schools, or is it a form of racism disguised under the cloak of social welfare? It is argued that attributing failure to environmental factors located in...
It was predicted that varying the kind of prequestion asked would differentially affect the inspection behaviour of students reading a given passage. Primary school pupils (80 5th and 6th graders) read a short passage after being asked either a specific, general, or integrative question. A...
This paper is concerned with measuring the logical consistency of a theory of academic motivation which involves three classes of phenomena: personality dispositions, values, and situational variables. Two hundred boys and 194 girls completed a motivational exercise under non-test and test...
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