Melbourne Graduate School of Education - Theses
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Motivations, expectations and experiences of international students from the People’s Republic of China studying in Australian secondary schools
International students in the schools sector are a particularly vulnerable group, due to their age and status as unaccompanied minors. It is vital that these students are understood, in order to cater for their unique ...
Educational leadership and the contribution of the technical pedagogical head across three types of schools in one Chilean region
The Chilean school administration system has different actors playing important roles in leadership and school improvement, one clear example being the technical pedagogical head, hereafter referred as TPH, a school middle ...
Having a say: community representation in Australian language policy consultations
Language as an object of policy presents a challenge for good governance because language is simultaneously a national government resource and a symbolic resource for communities. Within this context, the policy consultation ...
Operationalising pedagogical knowledge objects: the case of mathematics classroom interaction
This research constitutes the design and demonstration of a method. Using natural mathematics classroom interaction as its case material, it tests the premise that theory and practice are a unity. This method contributes ...
A world-class curriculum? historical thinking and twenty-first century skills in the Australian curriculum: history
The Australian Curriculum represents significant work by educational authorities in Australia to create a curriculum that will serve the needs of young Australians for years to come. This thesis explores the extent to which ...
The impact of policy on early childhood education and care professionals working in integrated service settings
My research investigates the influence of policy reform on the professional identities of Early Childhood Education and Care professionals operating in an integrated service setting. I used interviews and activity-based ...
Indian children's experiences and understandings of their transition from kindergarten to class one
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) outlines children as being right holders with the entitlement to express their views freely about matters concerning them. The image of the young child outlined ...
In the groove: a case study into drumming and student engagement
Brianna Slattery investigated a primary school African drumming program to examine how and why it engaged students across three domains: behavioural, cognitive and affective. The findings from this research provide insight ...
A case study of the influence of diagnostic information on a teacher’s planning for a Year 8 algebra lesson
With the emergence of online testing, data about students’ mathematical thinking is becoming more readily available to teachers in the form of diagnostic information. The availability of such data presents opportunities ...
The leadership role of middle leaders in six selected primary schools in Singapore
In the Singapore school system, school middle leaders (MLs) such as Head of Department, Subject Head and Level Head hold a formalised leadership role within the school organisational structure. They have responsibility for ...