Australian Journal of Education

This journal publishes peer-reviewed research on educational knowledge and research methodologies.

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 1, April

Aboriginal Education in Rural Australia: A Case Study in Frustration and Hope
THIS paper considers patterns in Aboriginal education recorded over the past 25 years in one small country town in south west Queensland. Data from this longitudinal study are used to illustrate national patterns and trends. Discussion highlights the...
Assessing the Arguments against Gifted Education: Rejoinder to Robin Small
Robin Small and I appear to agree much more than we disagree. We both affirm that gifted and talented children -- like all children -- have the right to develop their abilities to the fullest. Neither of us pretends that all children have gifts or...
CRITICAL DIALOGUE: Inequity in Equity: The Paradox of Gifted Education in Australia
This article presents arguments to support the provision of differentiated curricula and programs for academically gifted and talented students and identifies a range of socio-political attitudes which have militated against the development of such...
Implications for Mathematics Education Policy of Research on Algebra Learning
The teaching of algebra in Victorian secondary schools has changed substantially in the last decade. Here we present implications for curriculum policy arising from research into students' algebra learning in Years 7 to 11. Data were collected from...
In the Interest of the Child: Assessing the Arguments for Gifted Education: Response to Miraca Gross
The case for special programs for children with exceptional abilities can only benefit from separating good arguments from bad ones. I attempt here to distinguish what is valuable in Miraca Gross's case for gifted education from what fails to stand...
The Relationship between Study Skills and Learning Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis
This paper reports the results of a meta-analysis of 52 studies that investigated the relationship between a range of study strategies and outcomes measures. Low correlations were found between a range of different types of study skills and various...
Transitions and the Year 7 Experience: A Report from the 12 to 18 Project
This article discusses students' comments about the experience of shifting from primary to secondary schooling, and of their first year of secondary school. The material was gathered from research carried out in three Victorian primary schools and...
Youth Employment, Unemployment and School Participation
This paper identifies and examines the trends in teenage labour force and school participation in Australia over the past 25 years. It covers a broad range of associated issues such as school retention, youth employment, and apprenticeships. The aim...