Journal article

Australian students' knowledge and understanding of Asia: A national study

P Griffin, K Woods, M Dulhunty

Australian Journal of Education | Published : 2004


This paper examines Australian students' knowledge of Asia, and reports on a national survey of Year 5 and 8 students. Knowledge was measured by using a combined set of subtests tailored to each state and territory curriculum and reported in terms of a standards referenced framework. The survey collected data from more than 7000 students in over 300 schools covering all states and territories. It showed that, at the primary level, student knowledge of Asia was related to school policy-related commitment and to the frequency of the teachers' use of resources. In secondary schools, the development of knowledge and understanding of Asia was related to the range of teaching resources drawn upon,..

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