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A brief historical review of language policies in Australia up to the publication of the Senate Standing Committee's Report on a National Language Policy in 1984 is given. The recommendations of the Report are discussed in the light of the ethno-cultural or core value significance that community...
Eighty-nine teachers and fifty-nine active members of parent organizations associated with the teachers' schools were surveyed regarding their perceptions of significant issues in education. Issues were rated as high, medium or low priority and then rank-ordered separately for parents and...
Students from seven schools, some from English-speaking (N = 226) and some from non-English-speaking (N = 60) families, were tested for reading achievement in Years 1, 2, 3 and 6, and for mathematics achievement in Year 6. Students from non-English-speaking families achieved significantly poorer...
This article provides a case study of administrative selection in an English Local Education Authority. It draws on field work and illuminates the process of selection from candidates' and selectors' perspectives alike. An analysis is offered of the assumptions and expectations underlying the...
This paper traces the establishment of Western Australia's three community colleges. Features of this development are significant government initiatives, historical accidents, and policy issues concerning the coordination, control, and future directions of new post-secondary institutions. All...
This article argues that current socio-educational theorizing licenses a further restriction of opportunities for socially significant educational interventions. Recent major reports on education in South Australia identify technological change as decisive. Moreover, their emphasis upon its...
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