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Bibliography of Education Theses in Australia: A List of Theses in Education Accepted for Higher Degrees at Australian Universities and Colleges in 1984. Elizabeth Oley and Julie Badger

An annual publication of higher degree theses in education and other related faculties accepted by Australian universities, institutes and colleges of advanced education. The first volume published in 19B2 covered higher degrees awarded in 1980, with the content of subsequent issues also running two calendar years behind the date of publication. During this year, 3 issues of the Bibliography of Education Theses in Australia have been published covering 1978, 1979 and 1984 material. This year it has also been resolved to reduce the time lag of contents for all future issues to one year only behind the date of publication, with indexing of 1985 theses already underway. Each volume contains the following features:

Introduction:contents pages include range of coverage by degree awarded, distribution of theses amongst institutions by state, and higher degree codes by states in alphabetical order with the institutions in alphabetical order under each state.
Main Entry Section:full citations arranged in alphabetical order by author surname, most have substantial abstracts and are followed by subject descriptors from the Australian Thesaurus of Education Descriptors and the AEI subject identifiers.
Subject Index:alphabetical sequence of descriptors and identifiers with the title of the theses and main entry number displayed after each.

This volume contains entries for 386 theses for degrees at both master and doctoral levels accepted in 1984. All entries have been included in AEII: the Australian Education Index database on AUSINET. The database of 26,837 records, now has 2,322 thesis entries, representing about 9 per cent of its total input.

Record collection and indexing were financially supported by a grant from the Australian Education Council.

ISSN 0811-0174 Frequency: Annual Publication release date: September 1986 Annual issues available on standing order. Price $13.00. ACER contact: Liz Oley.

Australia's International Relations in Education - Australian Education Review No. 23

This issue explores the international dimensions of Australian education.

The past 5-10 years have seen steady increases in the prominence of such issues as the arrival of students from overseas, the role of education in the Australian overseas aid program, and Australian participation in such international organizations as UNESCO. In a period of increasing stringency in general government financing, questions inevitably arise about how to best balance domestic and international concerns, and how to ensure best results from funds committed.

In particular, the years 1983-1985 saw a flurry of activity, especially at the national level, designed to balance these interests and achieve coherency in public policy. At the same time, there is a rapidly growing range of international contacts experienced by Australian educators in their work, with a myriad of programs currently being developed. Universities, CAEs government departments and research organizations are all explored in this issue in a systematic attempt to describe current patterns in the international exchange of educational ideas, materials and personnel.

Some international issues have emerged in ways that open up fundamental domestic issues, especially at the post-secondary level, and the overseas marketing of Australian education is prominent among them. Other emerging issues include the promotion by Australia of the English language in the neighbouring region, and fostering Australian studies around the world.

The author argues the need for a more explicit and coherent alignment of international education policies with broader national goals, and here the interaction of Australian culture, identity, nationalism and internationalism becomes significant. This whole range of international issues in Australian education is brought together for the first time in this issue.

AER 23 will be of considerable interest to those working in national and state government department and organizations, particularly in those with policy interests in international and educational areas. It will be of equal interest to members of educational institutions at all levels who are concerned with current trends in the areas surveyed, as well as to students of international relations, educational and social policy, Asian studies, and current affairs.

ISBN: 0 86431 000 5 pages: 123 Publication release date: October 1986. Price $8.95. ACER contact: Peter Jeffery.


Microsoft Chart is a useful software package which enables the user to produce clear, concise and high-quality graphical presentation of data.

The package is designed to be used on an IBM-PC, IBM-PC/XT or IBM compatible with at least 128K of memory and with one or more double sided disk drives. A version of Microsoft Chart is also available for use on Apple computers. An 80-column colour/graphics or black and white monitor, or a 40-column colour/graphics monitor is required, and optionally a graphics printer or plotter may be used.

Features of Microsoft Chart include: -

One of the main advantages of this package is that it is easy to learn and use, even for a computer novice. The package provides total user control over the format and presentation of the finished chart, and changed and edits are quickly made. A minor limitation of Microsoft Chart, as with many graphics programs, is that what is shown on the screen is not exactly what is printed, which may require some degree of 'hit-and-miss' editing before the desired product is achieved: this is, however, merely a minor disadvantage when one considers the great deal of flexibility and ease of usage of the package. In summary, Microsoft Chart is a useful, convenient and painless means of presenting data in a clear and easy-to-read form.

Sandra Lum
Research Services Branch
Queensland Department of Education


Applications closing 31 May each year are invited for research grants in cardiovascular health education. Such grants may cover:

These grants are available for work undertaken in appropriate non-profit institutions in Australia. Applications will be considered from investigators with substantial experience and proven ability in research. Each application must have the approval of the Head of the relevant department or institution and an applicant should confirm that the institution in which he/she is working will administer the grant.

The grant may cover:

For copies of application forms and further details, please contact:
The National Education Co-ordinator
National Heart Foundation of Australia
P.O. Box 2
WODEN A.C.T. 2606
Phone: (062) 82 2144

Please cite as: QIER (1987). Publication reviews and Notices 3(1). Queensland Researcher, 3(1), 48-52. http://www.iier.org.au/qjer/qr3/bookrevs-notices3-1.html

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