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Australian Journal of Education

comparing higher education policies and reforms in Hong Kong and Singapore

A tale of two cities: comparing higher education policies and reforms in Hong Kong and Singapore Michael H. Lee In Hong Kong and Singapore, the latest higher education policy changes and reforms have emphasised quality assurance, managerial efficiency, cost-effectiveness, market relevance and public accountability. The rise of a more utilitarian, pragmatic and market-oriented perspective in […]

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Australian Journal of Education

leadership that gets to the heart of school renewal

Going through the emotions: leadership that gets to the heart of school renewal Brenda Beatty Holistic school renewal will require a qualitatively different discourse than the current uneasy conversations about school improvement and school effectiveness. Leadership for whole school renewal requires emotionally safe spaces for learning and growing together. Visions of school leadership as distributed, […]

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Australian Journal of Education

a comparative study of Australia and the United States using TIMSS

Classroom and school factors affecting mathematics achievement: a comparative study of Australia and the United States using TIMSS Stephen Lamb Recent work on differences in mathematics achievement has highlighted the importance of classroom, teacher and school factors. The present study used data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) to look at student, […]

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Australian Journal of Education

Globalisation, responsibility and virtual schools

Globalisation, responsibility and virtual schools Glenn Russell The intersection of globalisation and information technology influences ethical positions and notions of responsibility within businesses and in distance education for school students. As the spatial and temporal distance between student and teacher increases, and is mediated by computers, there have been changes to the ways in which […]

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Australian Journal of Education

An analysis of relations among locus of control, burnout and job satisfaction in Turkish high school teachers

An analysis of relations among locus of control, burnout and job satisfaction in Turkish high school teachers Ali Murat Sunbul The aim of this study was to see how teachers’ burnout is related to different aspects of locus of control, job satisfaction and demographic characteristics such as age and gender. The Job Satisfaction Scale was […]