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Can a parent do too much for their child? An examination of overparenting (Locke, Campbell & Kavanagh, 2012)

A study of overparenting by Judith Locke, Marilyn Campbell and David Kavanagh has found that some parents, while acting with the best of intentions, “may be undertaking actions that could be harmful for children” (Locke, Campbell & Kavanagh, 2012, p. 262). The “disturbing possibility”, they write, is that “an extreme…

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Gendered motivational processes affecting high school maths participation, educational aspirations and career plans (Watt et al., 2012)

Australian, Canadian and American researchers, including Helen Watt and Zoe Morris from Monash University, Jennifer Shapka from the University of British Columbia and Jacquelynne Eccles from the University of Michigan, explored longitudinal data from Australia, Canada and the US to examine gendered differences in how motivational beliefs about maths in…

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Education trends in Australia (NATSEM, 2012)

The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSTEM) at the University of Canberra and AMP have published a report on the state of education in Australia. Using ABS statistics, Government reports and other data, this report presents a snapshot of Australian educational trends. The full report and executive summary…

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Interpreting the relationship between single-sex science classes and girls’ academic motivation and interest (Johnson, 2012)

This doctoral study explored whether students’ motivation to learn science changes when they are placed in a single-sex science class (Johnson, 2012). The study also “measured whether the students’ level of interest in science and desire to major in science changes based on their enrollment in a single-gender class” (p.…

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