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Two student evaluation surveys developed in the United States were administered to a sample of Australian university students. Students were asked to evaluate one of the best and one of the worst lecturers in their university experience, to indicate inappropriate items, and to select the most...
The significance and meaning of cultural pluralism, or of multiculturalism as it is more commonly referred to in Australia, continue to excite much debate, as well as conceptual confusion. In this paper three possible types of multiculturalism in ethnically plural societies are analysed, namely...
Reviews of programs in North American universities are becoming common as pressures increase for greater accountability and more careful use of resources. Considerable expert support exists for the position that reviews directed at program improvement should be conducted by universities...
In addition to holding only one in six teaching appointments in Australian universities, women predominantly occupy junior positions. The current ratio of women to men academics, as well as differences found in their disciplinary affiliations, matches the participation rates of the two sexes in...
Teachers' views of knowledge, their epistemologies, are likely to affect the way they organize and transmit information in the classroom. After ethnographic study had revealed that teachers' epistemologies varied greatly in their degree of formalization, a theory of the practical implications of...
Schooling for perhaps two-thirds of adolescents is at best inefficient; it is commonly simply destructive and brutalizing for everyone involved. It is a gigantic absurdity. (Frank Musgrove)Normal adolescents can find themselves and grow further only by coping with jobs, sex, and chances of the...
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