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Community building for young people from the Horn of Africa : a report. /

by Ovens, Carolyn.

Publisher: Moonee Valley, Vic. Maribyrnong & Moonee Valley Local Learning & Employment Network 2003Description: 51 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (1)

The price of freedom : young Indochinese refugees in Australia. /

by Krupinski, Jerzy (ed.) | Burrows, Graham (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Pergamon Press 1986Description: 283 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Strategy for refugee young people 2002 . /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2004Description: HTML.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: URL: 'http://www.immi.gov.au/media/publications/pdf/rys.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:34 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From education to work : a difficult transition for young adults with low levels of education /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005Description: 114 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references School to workSummary: In OECD countries, successful completion of secondary school is often a minimum for entering the labour market and a platform for lifelong learning. Young people with lower qualifications have a higher risk of long-term unemployment or insecure unfulfilling employment and of resulting social exclusion. This study uses data from labour force surveys in 25 countries including Australia and addresses topics including the impact of family background on educational achievement, comparative outcomes for young men and young women with limited education and specific challenges facing immigrant groupsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

There is no place like home : winning essays and stories 2004. /

by Sallis, Eva (ed.) | Millar, Heather (ed.).

Publisher: [North Fitzroy, Vic.] Australians Against Racism 2004Description: 35 p.Notes: "An Australians Against Racism initiative"--Back cover. Cover title.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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)

Rights of passage : a dialogue with young Australians about human rights. /

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2005Description: v, 105 p.: ill., col., tables PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: see also: "Bringing them home." "A last resort? The national inquiry into children in immigration detention." "Face the facts : some questions and answers about immigration, refugees and Indigenous Affairs."Summary: "Rights of Passage" is a record of what we heard in the course of the Young People and Human Rights Dialogue. Begun in April this year, the project?s primary aim was to ascertain what young Australians know about human rights, and to listen to their views on a wide range of contemporary, rights-related issues. ; In attempting to reach as many young Australians as possible, the ; Dialogue was conducted in a number of ways. First, focus groups were ; conducted in NSW, QLD, SA and the ACT. Second, a national survey was ; distributed to schools and youth centres nationwide, with over 400 being completed by young people around the country. And finally, essay and art competitions were held with over 140 entries submitted in total from all states and territories. ; These young people variously described human rights as a range of things, from laws and religious principles, to family and community ideals, while also demonstrating a keen sense of social responsibility. They recognised that the enjoyment of rights creates a social contract, which reciprocally requires others? rights to be respected. [Preface]Availability: (1)

The educational and employment aspirations of Somali high-school students in Melbourne : some insights from a small study

by Omar, Yusuf Sheikh | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Paper presented at the 28th Annual AFSAAP Conference, Africa: Peace, Progress, Passion and Sustainability, Friday 25 November to Sunday 27 November 2005 University of New England, Armidale, NSW. 2005Description: ii, 31p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2005 Summary: This report, based on a paper presented at the 28th AFSAAP Conference 2005, documents a small study involving interviews with Somali high-school students and their parents in Melbourne. The aim was to describe and analyse the parents views of their children s education and the types of employment they saw as desirable, as well as the students perspectives and aspirations, set against the background of Somali educational tradition and the pressures facing families adjusting to a new country.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Horn of Africa youth research program report : analysing the education, personal development, recreation and refugee needs and experience of the Horn of Africa youth in Melbourne. /

by Hadiya Consult.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Hadiya Consult 2001?Description: iii, 50 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 50)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Settling in : exploring good settlement for refugee young people in Australia. /

by O'Sullivan, Kate | Olliff, Louise.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues 2006Description: 35 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (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).

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)

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

Rights of passage : the experiences of Australian-Sudanese young people. /

by Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission 2008Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: A report by the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission.Summary: "This report is the result of more than 200 interviews with young people, consultations with more than 30 community and government workers as well as written submissions. The report makes recommendations including the provision of information and education resources to assist young people to deal with racism, the provision of low-cost and accessible recreation and meeting places, ongoing education and training of police, teachers and public bodies about human rights and responsibilities." -- VEOHRC websiteAvailability: (1)

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) young people and mentoring : the case of Horn of African young people in Australia. /

by Muir, Kristy | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Sawrikar, Pooja | Griffiths, Megan.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report to the National Youth Affairs Research Scheme (NYARS)Summary: "The broad aim of this study was to understand and compare the needs of Horn of African young people with the needs and resources of mentoring service providers and policy makers. Mentoring is one strategy that can help young people from the Horn of Africa address challenges they face in Australia. However, mentoring service providers and policy makers may not be equipped to effectively meet the needs of young people from the Horn of Africa, given that they are a recently emerging CALD group in Australia." -- Executive summaryAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Finding the right time and place : exploring post-compulsory education and training pathways for young people from refugee backgrounds in NSW /

by Olliff, Louise | Refugee Council of Australia.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. Refugee Council of Australia 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Between January 2004 and December 2008, 21% of the 19,839 refugee and humanitarian entrants who settled in NSW were aged between 16 and 25 at the time of their arrival, making young people of post-compulsory school age a significant demographic settling under the Refugee and Humanitarian Program. These young people bring with them a wealth of skills and experience but also face many challenges in making the transition to life in Australia, particularly with regards to their pursuit of education and training. Many refugee young people come from situations in which their schooling has been highly disrupted or, in some cases, they have not had the opportunity to attend school at all. ; Young people of post-compulsory school age can also face additional pressures, demands and stresses ; than those who migrate at a younger age. These include: more significant pressure to achieve educationally, less previous experience of education, higher level of family responsibilities, delayed or ; suspended personal development as a result of their refugee experience, and limited access to needed ; services due to the inflexibility of many youth and education systems based on chronological age (CMYI ; 2006a). ; Despite the challenges that newly arrived young people with a background of disrupted education face in adapting to the educational expectations and environments in Australia, many are extremely ; motivated and driven to pursue higher education, training and career goals. Research confirms much of the anecdotal evidence that young refugee and humanitarian entrants see education as a source of hope and future (Chegwidden & Thompson 2008; RCOA 2009).Availability: (1)

Can life stories inform policy in a complex world? /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Social Policy Conference : Social Policy in a.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented to Australian Social Policy Conference: Social Policy in a Complex World University of New South Wales, Sydney 6-8 July 2011 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Australian longitudinal research with a social policy focus has often been quantitative rather than qualitative. The longitudinal Life Chances Study offers the opportunity to explore young people's real life stories from infancy to age 18, both from the perspectives of their parents and, as they grow up, in their own words. The stories can illustrate important processes, ranging from financial disadvantage to parenting styles to career choices. The Life Chances Study has followed the lives some 140 children who were born in the same inner Melbourne suburb in 1990. The families are from diverse income levels and ethnic groups. The study has a particular interest in the reduction of child poverty and social exclusion. The paper presents one family's story to explore issues of policy as the study child grows up through the 1990s and early 2000s. It asks what life stories can tell us about the accumulation of advantage and disadvantage for young people growing up in Australia today and about the effectiveness of our social support system in assisting families as their raise their children. These are considered in the context of changes in Australian society over the last 20 years.Availability: (1)
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Narrating Our World : NOW Program - using visual tools for understanding the stories and lives of refugee young people /

by Matthews, Julie | University of the Sunshine Coast. Faculty of Arts and Social ciences.

Publisher: Sippy Downs, Qld University of the Sunshine Coast 2011Description: 25 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A tool kit and guide to establishing a (NOW) program in your community or schoolSummary: The Narrating Our World (NOW) program is an arts based program devised to elicit visual responses from refugee young people in order to understand how they interpret and live in their world. The program is intended to assist youth workers, teachers, school counsellors, and others working with refugee young people. The program creates activities which enable open discussion led by the interests and enthusiasm of participants. It has great potential for engaging young people and generating shared understandings. The process of understanding, connecting and communicating with young people is a first step towards meeting the needs of refugee young people. The specifics of the program allow for inclusive forms of communication with young people whose spoken English is uncertain, and who may be shy and uncomfortable speaking their thoughts in a group. It is envisioned that the NOW program will be used with refugee and non-refugee young people to discuss issues relevant to their lives with creativity, insight and funAvailability: (1)

The Frankston Link Project : a community crime diversion model for immigrant young people /

by Francis, Steve [Steven] | Ecumenical Migration Centre.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Ecumenical Migration Centre 1995Description: 92 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Bibliography p. 91Summary: "The Frankson Link Project represents Stage 2 of the Multicultural Juvenile Justice Project. It is a diversionary policy model which addresses the causes of the over-representation of immigrant young people in the Juvenile Justice system."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group Consultation 2014 Submission

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2014Description: 5 p. PDF.Other title: Submission to Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group Consultation 2014 / | BSL subm Teacher education Ministerial Advisory Group Consultation 2014.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: June 2014Summary: Teachers need the skills to teach increasingly diverse class cohorts, including students who experience disadvantage due to low socioeconomic, non?English speaking and/or Indigenous backgrounds, learning difficulties, disabilities or ill-health. Mainstream, teacher education programmes do not adequately assist teachers to develop the skills to adjust the content and pedagogical style to diverse learning needs, manage complex behaviours, and address wellbeing needs (Myconos 2011). It is necessary to better equip pre-service teachers with the knowledge, skills and practices to effectively engage students from disadvantaged circumstances in learning (Myconos 2011; Productivity Commission 2012).Availability: (1)

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