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Embracing cultural diversity : examples of good practice in VET.

by Bedson, Lois | Equity Research Centre.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Equity Research Centre 2004Description: 16 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: December 2004 "Report to the Office of Training & [and] Tertiary Education" -- cover. "This document presents examples of good practice in achieving equity and diversity objectives for people from non-English speaking backgrounds" -- cover.Summary: This document presents a range of examples of good practice in achieving equity and diversity objectives for people from a non-English speaking background in the Victorian VET sector. The document presents examples from four different VET areas: ESL and access programs, vocational training programs, a TAFE run State Government funded retraining program for retrenched workers, and community partnerships and outreach.Availability: (1)

Resource gateway : for teachers working with refugee young people in Victoria. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 2004?Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.immi.gov.au/media/publications/settle/_pdf/resource-gateway.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:26:51 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: The Gateway was produced by the Victorian Settlement Planning Committee's Refugee Young People and Transitions Working Group (RYPT), consisting of government and community organisations with extensive experience working with refugee young people. RYPT was commissioned to advocate for education and training needs of young people from refugee backgrounds living in Victoria. Through the Gateway the RYPT seeks to provide a simple but comprehensive way to access the growing body of research and programs focussed on young refugee learners.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Challenges that face Somali young people in Australia and solutions : analysis. /

by Omar, Yusuf Sheikh.

Publisher: 2004Description: 42 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 40-42)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A three-way partnership ? : exploring the experiences of CLD families in schools. /

by O'Sullivan, Kate.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: An issues paper, which accompanies the Opening the School Gate resource kit for teachers, exploring themes and issues around culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families' expectations and involvement in schools.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Opening the school gate : engaging CLD parents in schools. /

by O'Sullivan, Kate.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Opening the School Gate provides some practical suggestions and tools to overcome barriers to involvement with CLD families. This publication is a guide to planning for greater engagement in schools with suggestions such as how to plan a CLD parents' meeting; run an effective meeting with CLD parents; support CLD families in the school.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian mentoring programs for refugee and humanitarian entrants. /

by Refugee Council of Australia.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Refugee Council of Australia 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: URL: 'http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/docs/current/mentoring.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:40:21 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners

by Burgoyne, Ursula | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Hull, Oksana.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2007Description: 40 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Supporting documents : Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners : advice to teachers support document Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners: support document Methodology and literarture review Bibliography : p. 38-39 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Study exploring the cultural, social, historical and psychological considerations impacting on Sudanese refugee youth in schools. Investigates the classroom management practices for teachers to address. The study draws information from two Australian states with high numbers of Sudanese refugee arrivals, New South Wales and Western Australia.Availability: (1)

The education needs of young refugees in Victoria . /

by Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This document aims to support the development of a government policy position to improve existing levels of support for the well-being and educational achievement of students from refugee backgrounds. It was developed by the Refugee Education Partnership Project, a collaborative effort of both government and non-government organisations, co-ordinated by Foundation HouseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Klassroom kaleidoscope : a program to facilitate connectedness and well-being in the culturally diverse classroom. /

by Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture | Grant, Jane.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building pathways : resources to support transitions for young people from refugee backgrounds /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2007Description: HTML.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: School to workSummary: "The resources provided on this page include a good practice framework and training materials aimed at improving the sensitivity and responsiveness of support provided to young people from refugee backgrounds as they move through education, training and employment. The training materials outline five workshops for introducing and working through the issues and practices in the Building Pathways framework. The target audience for the workshops is those working with young people from refugee backgrounds as they move in or out of education, training and employment settings." -- [Publisher website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Given the Chance : an evaluation of an employment and education pathways program for refugees. /

by Mestan, Kemran | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: viii, 52 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy | Summary Notes: March 2008 Summary: This evaluation of Given the Chance, a program developed by the Ecumenical Migration Centre of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, shows that supported mentoring combined with training and work placements can be effective in helping refugees to understand Australian workplace cultures and providing an entr e into employment and/or educational opportunities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (2).

Eastern refugee pathways project : final project evaluation report. /

by Eastern Industry Education Partnership.

Publisher: Mitcham, Vic. Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) 2008Description: Text.Notes: URL: 'http://www.miceastmelb.com.au/documents/FinalProjectEvaluationReportDecember2007.doc' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:35 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating learning spaces for refugees : the role of multicultural organisations in Australia /​ Beatriz Miralles-Lombardo, Judith Miralles, Barry Golding.

by Miralles-Lombardo, Beatriz | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Miralles, Judith | Golding, Barry | Australia. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2008Description: 50 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: Report | Support document Notes: Includes PDF link to "Creating learning spaces for refugees : the role of multicultural organisations in Australia —support document" by Beatriz Miralles-Lombardo ; Judith Miralles ; Barry Golding, pp. 30 ; "An Adult Literacy National Project report."--Cover. "Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations."--T.p. verso.Summary: Upon arrival in Australia, refugees are directed to various organisations, including multicultural community organisations. Multicultural community organisations are well recognised for helping refugees become self-reliant; what is not fully recognised, however, is the contribution these organisations make to the development of refugees’ learning. This study sought to examine the extent to which literacy and numeracy provision occurs in multicultural community organisations serving three particular refugee groups: those from Iraq, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Sudan. Given their diverse experiences, backgrounds and reasons for fleeing their homelands, refugees in Australia clearly have a range of different needs. The authors highlight that multicultural community organisations work to meet these needs by creating networks and relationships with refugees. The nature of these organisations, and the informal learning environment they provide, can help refugees to learn skills needed for life in Australia as well as build networks with other non-government and government organisations. Availability: (2)

Attending to the needs of refugee youth : the development of a National Comprehensive Youth Service. /

by Thorell, Elin.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Centre for Refugee Research 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.crr.unsw.edu.au/documents/Refugee%20Youth%20and%20Resettlement%20Final%20Report.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:51:10 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Refugee access and participation in tertiary education and training /

by Ben-Moshe, Danny | Bertone, Santina | Grossman, Michele.

Publisher: Footscray, Vic. Institute for Community, Ethnicity and Policy Alternatives 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://digbig.com/4xjkq' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:52:07 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: "This report includes recommendations about refugee access to tertiary education and training and is based on research conducted by ICEPA to identify best practice relating to issues faced by refugees in, or seeking access to, the tertiary education and training sector. The research project also evaluated the education and training programs, alternative entry schemes and any other support services which assist refugees to realise their educational goals in Victorian universities and TAFE institutes." -- APO.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pathways and transitions : post-compulsory education, work and refugee young people. /

by Centre for Multicultural Youth.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth 2008Description: PDF.Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: "Australian agencies have developed a number of ways to help refugee and newly arrived young people of post-compulsory school age whose levels of education and types of experience do not match what Australian education and training frameworks associate with specific ages. This document provides case studies of initiatives and 'good practice principles." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: No items available

Shifting space and cultural place : the transition experiences of African young people in Western Sydney high schools. /

by Cassity, Elizabeth | Gow, Greg.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. [unpublished] 2004Description: PDF.Notes: Dr Elizabeth Cassity, University of Sydney (with Dr Greg Gow, STARTTS) The Australian Association for Research in EducationAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Human rights and social inclusion issues /

by Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2009Description: HTML.Other title: African Australians Project.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: "The aim of this project is two-fold: to explore the issues for members of African communities in Australia from a human rights perspective and to suggest solutions to issues raised and make recommendations to stakeholders to inform future policy, program and service design as well as public debate and education." -- HEREOC websiteAvailability: (1)

In our own words : African Australians : a review of human rights and social inclusion issues /

by Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2010Description: PDF.Other title: African Australians Project.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: includes : Training and employment -- Education -- Health -- Housing -- Engaging with the justice system -- Emerging issues -- Ways forwardSummary: African Australians have so much to contribute to the Australian society, but this can only happen when there is a sense of belonging, when people feel part of this country, when they call this country home. There is a long history of migration between Africa and Australia ? however in recent years, it has accelerated. ; In 2006, a total of 248,699 people born in Africa were living in Australia.[1] This figure represents 5.6% of Australia?s overseas-born population and around one per cent of the country?s total population. Since then, around 50,000 more migrants born in Africa have arrived in Australia. They come from nearly all countries on the African continent, representing a diverse range of cultures, religions and language groups. The majority (72.6%) are from Southern and Eastern Africa, with 22.9% from North Africa (which includes Sudan) and 4.5% from Central and West Africa. ; Around 100,000 people (41%) of the total African population in Australia were born in South Africa. Other large communities include Zimbabwe (8.1%), Sudan (7.7%), Mauritius (4%), Kenya (4%) and Ethiopia (2.3%).In December 2007, the former Race Discrimination Commissioner Tom Calma launched a project to build a national picture of the lives and experiences of African Australians. ; The aims of the project were to: ; identify what can help and what can hinder the settlement and integration experiences of African Australians ; suggest practical solutions to inform the development of policies, programs and services for African Australians, as well as broader community education initiatives ; address some of the stereotypes about African Australians that had been raised in recent public debate and media reporting. [Introduction]Availability: (1)

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