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Ainley, John G.

Works: 75 works in 185 publications in 1 language and 2,999 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, htt, Other, Editor
Classifications: LC5225.A75, 371.26
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Most widely held works about John G Ainley
Most widely held works by John G Ainley
Preparing for Life in a Digital Age : The IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study International Report by Julian Fraillon( )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ability to use information and communication technologies (ICT) is an imperative for effective participation in today's digital age. Schools worldwide are responding to the need to provide young people with that ability. But how effective are they in this regard? The IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) responded to this question by studying the extent to which young people have developed computer and information literacy (CIL), which is defined as the ability to use computers to investigate, create, and communicate with others at home, school, the workplace and in society. The study was conducted under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and builds on a series of earlier IEA studies focusing on ICT in education. Data were gathered from almost 60,000 Grade 8 students in more than 3,300 schools from 21 education systems. This information was augmented by data from almost 35,000 teachers in those schools and by contextual data collected from school ICT-coordinators, school principals, and the ICILS national research centers. The IEA ICILS team systematically investigated differences among the participating countries in students' CIL outcomes, how participating countries were providing CIL-related education, and how confident teachers were in using ICT in their pedagogical practice. The team also explored differences within and across countries with respect to relationships between CIL education outcomes and student characteristics and school contexts. In general, the study findings presented in this international report challenge the notion of young people as "digital natives" with a self-developed capacity to use digital technology. The large variations in CIL proficiency within and across the ICILS countries suggest it is naive to expect young people to develop CIL in the absence of coherent learning programs. Findings also indicate that system- and school-level planning needs to focus on increasing teacher expertise in using ICT for pedagogical purposes if such programs are to have the desired effect. The report furthermore presents an empirically derived scale and description of CIL learning that educational stakeholders can reference when deliberating about CIL education and use to monitor change in CIL over time
Subject choice by students 12 in Australian secondary schools by Susan Fullarton( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming Citizens in a Changing World : IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016 International Report by Wolfram Schulz( )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This open access book presents the results from the second cycle of the IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS 2016). Using data from 24 countries in Asia, Europe and Latin America, the study investigates the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens in a range of countries in the second decade of the 21st century. It also responds to the enduring and emerging challenges of educating young people in a world where contexts of democracy and civic participation continue to change. New developments of this kind include the increase in the use of social media by young people as a tool for civic engagement, growing concerns about global threats and sustainable development, as well as the role of schools in fostering peaceful ways of interaction between young people. Besides enabling the evaluation of a wide range of aspects of civic and citizenship education, including those related to recent developments in a number of countries, the inclusion of test and questionnaire material from the first cycle of the study in 2009 allows the results from ICCS 2016 to be used to examine changes in civic knowledge, attitudes and engagement over seven years."--
Participation in and progress through new apprenticeships by John G Ainley( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on two broad research questions: What are the characteristics of young people who commence a New Apprenticeship overall, as well as of those in traditional apprenticeships or traineeships separately & those in different fields of training?
Young People's Views of Government, Peaceful Coexistence, and Diversity in Five Latin American Countries : IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016 Latin American Report by Wolfram Schulz( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-quality, large-scale comparative studies of education systems across the world enable better understanding of the policies and practices that foster educational progress. These studies also play a critical role in helping nations build their own knowledge and research capacity. For over 60 years, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) has conducted research studies such as these with the aim of improving learning for all. In this context, the long-standing and successful work with our members and other countries in Latin America is at the heart of this report. [Abstract]
Schools and the social development of young Australians by John G Ainley( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study was designed to investigate systematically how Australian schools provide for the social development of young people. The report presents a picture of the responses of young Australians to questions about how importantly they regard issues concerned with relating to others community well-being, social rules and conventions, how interested they are in continued learning, their self-confidence and their sense of optimism for the future. It goes beyond a description of social outcomes in these areas by reporting on variations among students and their schools according to year level, individual characteristics such as gender and social background, and characteristics of their schools. The project was conducted in two consecutive stages. The first stage was the definition and mapping phase involving descriptive aspects and review of the literature: the second stage involved collection and analysis of data from a survey of schools, teachers and students in a nationally representative sample of schools."--BOOK JACKET
The Australian science facilities program : a study of its influence on science education in Australian schools by John G Ainley( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is a study conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research to evaluate the influence of science material resources, provided under the Australian Science Facilities Program, on science education in Australia. Under the Australian Science Facilities Program some $123 million was spent, between July 1964 and June 1975, on laboratories and apparatus in both government and non-government schools. The study is based on the examination of three levels of impact of the program: (1) the impact of the program on the standard of science facilities in schools of different types; (2) the influence on the standard of resources on the quality of science teaching; and (3) the effects of better resources and different teaching methods in student achievement. In addition, an exhaustive examination of the administration of the program is reported. The report shows that while there was a general improvement in the standard of resources for science teaching over the period of the program, some schools with inadequate facilities remain. Questionnaires used in the study and a list of references are also included. (Author/HM)
Research and development in colleges of advanced education in Australia by Warren Jones( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress through high school : a study of senior secondary schooling in New South Wales by John G Ainley( Book )

4 editions published between 1900 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1980s Australian education systems have seen dramatic changes in the pattern of participation in postcompulsory schooling. In the 20 years from 1971 to 1990 the percentage of each cohort of young people completing secondary education to Year 12 has more than doubled. Most of that growth in the retention of young people into the postcompulsory years of school has taken place since 1983. In a short space of time postcompulsory schooling has changed from minority to majority participation. Changes such as these have impelled a consideration of how best to respond to the interests and aptitudes of the increasingly diverse population of students and how to encourage further increases in levels of participation. These issues are the central concern of the present study. The report is concerned with senior secondary schooling in the government high schools of New South Wales
Between school and adult life : an approach to the evaluation of pre-vocational education in TAFE by John G Ainley( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this publication is to outline an approach to, and issues involved in the evaluation of some types of full- time educational programs intended to prepare young people for work. It examines the stated rationale for these programs and describes important features of some courses. From this basis key issues for program evaluation concerned with students backgrounds, teaching methods and outcomes are identified. Appropriate measuring instruments are suggested and the results of trials of those instruments among prevocational students are reported. Among the instruments tried was a scale designed to assess the extent to which such students viewed the environment in which they were learning as similar to that of someone at work. Even though the approach is not intended to be prescriptive it offers a range of methods and procedures which could be adapted by those concerned with the evaluation of programs of pre-vocational education. (Author) Research funded by Technical and Further Education Council of the Tertiary Education Commission
Six hundred schools : a study of resources in Australian and New Zealand government schools by John G Ainley( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent research has stressed the need to study schools as organizations. Interconnections between the elements in a system - the central authority, regions, schools and classrooms - are important to understanding influences on the educational experiences of students. This report examines the ways in which resources are distributed to students through structures. It underlines the importance of considering the networks of objectives, circumstances, and structures in the design of resource allocation policies. The map of the organization and resource allocation practices in government schools provided will assist understanding of education in Australia and New Zealand
Patterns of school organization : resources and responses in sixteen schools by Andrew Sturman( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Data used for this report were collected as part of a study of staffing and resources in government schools in Australia and New Zealand"--Introduction
Primary schooling in Victoria : a study of students' attitudes and achievements in years 5 and 6 of government primary schools by John G Ainley( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children spend a significant part of their lives in primary school. The quality of that experience is important in itself and as the foundation for their future. Data were gathered from over 3000 students in 40 primary schools. Children were asked about the quality of their school life, and information was also obtained about their achievement in mathematics and reading comprehension. Overall, most students in Years 5 and 6 felt good about their lives in school, had good relations with their teachers, and felt a sense of social integration. These positive views were held regardless of social background or performance in mathematics and reading. Boys and girls performed equally well in mathematics, but girls scored better on reading comprehension tests. Differences did show up between schools and between classrooms in students' views of school life (especially in the areas of adventure in learning and teacher- student relations) and in achievement. The authors point to the need for a closer look atschools' practices and policies, and at their influence on the degree to which students become excited about their school work
Socioeconomic status and school education( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School organization and the quality of schooling : a study of Victorian Government secondary schools by John G Ainley( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study reported in this monograph set out to investigate the organisation and curriculum of Victorian government secondary schools and how those factors influenced what teachers did and what views students had of the quality of their school life. The experience provided in government secondary schools occupies a significant part of the lives of a large section of the population and is worthy of consideration in its own right as well as in terms of its outcomes. The study found that patterns of school organisation could influence the quality of school life for teachers and students in small but significant ways. Teachers job satisfaction was enhanced when there was frequent communication among staff and when they saw the curriculum as well coordinated. Students viewed the quality of school life more favourably when the curriculum recognised their diverse aptitudes and when the level of communication among their teachers was high
Patterns of retention in Australian government schools by John G Ainley( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resource allocation in the government schools of Australia and New Zealand : a summary of the reports of the staffing and resources study( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evaluation of staff development in technical and further education : a proposed methodology by Adrian Fordham( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research study was financially supported by a grant from the Technical and Further Education Council
Attitudes, intentions and participation by Siek-Toon Khoo( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From previous research, based on a variety of methods and approaches, there is evidence that student attitudes to school and the intentions formed by students by the time they are in the early years of secondary school are related to subsequent participation in education and training. However, there is less research literature that provides an indication of how attitudes influence decisions to continue with school and education beyond school. The analyses in this report are based on propositions from the Ajzen (2001) theory of planned behaviour that intentions act as a mediating influence on actions, and that attitudes to school as well as other factors operate through their influence on intentions."
Staying at high school in Victoria by John G Ainley( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph reports on a study of differences between school in retention rates in the government high schools of Victoria. It involves analysis of official data for all high schools, and both qualitative and quantitative studies in a sample of 16 schools. The study suggests that curriculum and organisational features of schools can effect retention rates beyond the influence of the environment in which the school is located
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Schools and the social development of young Australians
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Ainley, J.

Ainley, John 1945-

Ainley, John G

Ainley, John G. 1945-

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