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Human service gaps at the interface between urban and rural /

by Marston, Greg | RMIT University. Centre for Applied Social Research | Morgan, Leonie | Murphy, John.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. RMIT. Centre for Applied Social Research 2003Description: 104 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2003Availability: (1)
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Setting the pace : a report on aspects of education, training and youth transition prepared for the Dusseldorp Skills Forum in association with the Education Foundation and the Business Council of Australia. /

by Long, Michael.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dsf.org.au/papers/174/SettingThePace_0.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:22:58 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).

Stories of early school leaving: pointers for policy and practice

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: viii, 67 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Presentation as key note speaker Annual General Meeting Inner Northern LLEN Ntec at Northland Secondary College 26 May 2009 Janet Taylor, Brotherhood of St LaurenceSummary: The stories of eight young people who left school early, interviewed when aged 17 for Stage 8 of the Brotherhood of St Laurence s Longitudinal Life Chances Study, illustrate their complex lives as they consider employment, training and other facets of their future. Their experience leads to recommendations for policies to ensure that young people are not excluded from appropriate opportunities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Revisiting Indigenous education. /

by Hughes, Helen | Centre for Independent Studies | Hughes, Mark.

Publisher: St Leonards, NSW Centre for Independant Studies 2009Description: PDF 30 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Keeping up : strengthening transitions from education into work for Indigenous young people. /

by Hill, Regina.

Publisher: Glebe, N.S.W. Dusseldop Skills Foum 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Labour force participation and the influence of educational attainment /

by Kennedy, Steven | Stoney, Nicholas | Vance, Leo.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Using census data, the authors find that the participation rates of both men and women with low educational attainment rose substantially between 2001 and 2006. However, the participation rates of people with no post-school qualifications remain significantly below those with post-school qualifications (around 10 percentage points for both men and women). Within the no post-school qualifications group, the outcomes for those who completed school to year 9 or less are especially poor, with participation rates up to 20 percentage points lower than for other more highly educated groups.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Indigenous Participation in University Education /

by Lane, Joe.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. The Centre for Independent Studies 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Researchers have called for changes to education process to emphasise a shift towards Indigenous students' successful completion of high school, rather than just 'attendance'. Although record numbers of Indigenous children enrolled in higher education - 8386 in 2007, compared with 5997 in 1997. Researchers say more must be done to improve educational outcomes for the 215 000 Indigenous children living in rural areas and 'welfare-dependent urban ghettos'. The research found Indigenous women were twice as likely to enroll in tertiary education as men, often a result of men following their fathers in trades and small business.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

New narratives of early school leavers /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.10th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference 9-11 July 2008, Melbourne. 2008Description: 9 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented by Janet Taylor at the 10th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference 9-11 July 2008, Melbourne. SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The first hand stories of early school leavers can illuminate current policy issues for the crucial transition from school to work. The majority of young people in Australia finish Year 12, and those who leave school early are often portrayed as ?at risk? of social exclusion. The Life Chances Study illustrates the diversity of situations and experiences of early school leavers and explores this risk. The Brotherhood of St Laurence?s longitudinal Life Chances Study has followed a group of some 140 young people from diverse backgrounds since their birth in inner Melbourne in 1990. Eight of these young people had left school by the age of 16. They have been interviewed six monthly since then, both in person and by phone, and their stories recorded. A narrative interview approach has been used. In addition longitudinal data is available to deepen the analysis. The findings complement earlier research on voices of early school leavers (Smyth J et al 2000; Hodgson D 2007), but with a focus on post-school experiences. The young people?s individual pathways are diverse and complex and include experiences of trying to return to school, attempting TAFE and other post-school training, of trying to find work and of using employment services and other support agencies. The young people also discuss what would be helpful for service development to assist early school leavers. Analysis of this research is currently underway to highlight policy implications.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).
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A taste for learning : evaluating a pre-Community VCAL program

by Myconos, George | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: viii, 28 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 27-28Summary: This report evaluates a pre-Community VCAL 'Taster' course offered at the Brotherhood of St Laurence's Frankston High Street Centre. The course engaged young people who were seriously disaffected with mainstream secondary school education, and who were facing their transition to adulthood without having acquired important skills. It provided valuable literacy, numeracy, vocational and social skills tuition, as well as the experience these students needed to make judgments about continuing vocational or further education. ; VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING (VCAL)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Mobility manifesto : a report on cost effective ways to achieve greater social mobility through education, based on work by the Boston Consulting Group /

by Sutton Trust.

Publisher: London, U.K. Sutton Trust 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 Foreword by Sir Peter LamplSummary: The body of this report is a review of potential mobility enhancing education schemes. The backdrop, however, is a parallel analysis also undertaken by BCG that developed some overall estimates of the extra economic wealth that higher levels of social mobility would generate for the UK. Here, increased social mobility is defined as improved educational attainment for children from the most disadvantaged homes (with the least educated parents) effectively a weakening of the link between family background and children outcomes.Availability: (1)

Influences on achievement in literacy and numeracy /

by Rothman, Sheldon | Australian Council for Educational Research | McMillan, Julie.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2003Other title: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Research report 36.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: At head of title : Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. October 2003 SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: (1)

School attendance and retention of Indigenous Australian students /

by Purdie, Nola | Buckley, Sarah | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse issues paper ; no 1.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Bibliography : p. 23-24 The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse is a Council of Australian Governments initiative jointly funded by all Australian Governments. It is being delivered by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Family Studies.Summary: Engagement or participation in education is a key factor affecting the life chances of all Australians, and it is particularly important for Indigenous Australians who have an overall lower level of participation in education than non-Indigenous Australians. Higher levels of educational attainment improve employment opportunities, are associated with higher income and promote participation in all societal activities. Education includes preschool education, primary and high school education, tertiary education and vocational training, as well as education and training outside a formal institutional framework. This issues paper deals with school attendance and retention.Availability: (1)
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Education Development Project : improving educational and housing outcomes for children experiencing homelessness : final evaluation report /

by Hanover Welfare Services | Foundation for Young Australians Education Foundation Division | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. Hanover Welfare Services 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2009 A National Homelessness Strategy Demonstration ProjectSummary: Education literature has clearly established the importance of the middle years of schooling as a time where average student achievement can plateau or decline. Critically, the middle years are also consistent with the age when children and young people experiencing homelessness begin to disengage from school. Children experiencing homelessness are less likely to attend school, more likely to finish their schooling early and not as likely to progress as far educationally as other children. This in turn least to limited life choices for these children and also longer-term costs in unemployment and lost productivity to the community. The Education Development Project was a two year pilot project jointly managed by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, the Education Foundation division of the Foundation for Young Australians and Hanover Welfare Services. The central hypothesis of the project was that any improvement in educational engagement for children in the middle years of school (Years 5-9) who are experiencing homelessness requires changes in current practices in the homelessness and education sectors.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The impact of VET in Schools on the intentions and achievements of young people /

by Nguyen, Nhi | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Briefing paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2010 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This briefing paper assesses the effect VET in Schools programs have on school retention, post-school vocational education and training (VET) and employment, and on young people's school and post-school aspirations. VET in Schools programs are seen as a way to increase Year 12 retention through broadening subject choices in the school curriculum. Research based on the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth suggest that, while participation in these programs has positive effects on attitudes to and satisfaction with school, it does not necessarily lead to increased Year 12 retention. However, participation in VET in Schools can influence a small group of students, who are intent on getting a job straight after school, to change their post-school plans to include further VET study or an apprenticeship or traineeship.Availability: (1)

How young people are faring [2010] '10 : the national report on the learning and work situation of young Australians /

by Robinson, Lyn | Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) | Lamb, Stephen | Walstab, Anne.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Foundation for Young Australians 2010Description: PDF.Other title: How young people are faring 2010.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 72-73 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: How Young People are Faring 2010 (HYPAF), published annually, is the foremost national report on the learning-and-earning situation of young Australians. The 2010 report shows that the number of teenagers not in full-time education or work remains as high now as it was in 2009, when unemployment spiked as a result of the global economic downturn. The proportion of teenagers ?disengaged? from work or education has stayed at 16.4%, which means that 246,000 teenagers are currently not in full-time education or work.Availability: (1)

Year 12 completion and youth transitions /

by Ryan, Chris | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Research report ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : pp. 38-39 Appendices : pp. 40-47 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: On average, young people who complete Year 12 tend to have more successful transitions from education to work than those who do not. However, in recent years there has been a realisation that it does not make much sense to promote Year 12 retention for its own sake. In this paper, Ryan investigates labour market outcomes for a range of different pathways undertaken by young people. He uses the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) to show that completion of senior secondary schooling provides the best labour market outcomes, relative to other vocational education paths.Availability: (1)

Against the odds : influences on the post-school success of 'low performers' /

by Thomson, Sue | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Hiliman, Kylie.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: 36 p. : ill., graphs, tables.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : pp. 32 Appendices : pp. 33-36 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The link between academic achievement and labour market outcomes is well established. But how well does a student's achievement in a test predict their later success in life? This study examines this question, with 'success' considered to encompass satisfaction with life together with the extent to which young people are fully occupied with education, employment or a combination of these. Low performers in mathematics in the 2003 Programme for International Student Assessment were the focus. The study found that 'low performing' status has little impact on future success. Further, students who saw the value of mathematics for their future success were more likely to achieve this success.Availability: (1)

A path to re-engagement : evaluating the first year of a Community VCAL education program for young people

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Myconos, George.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: viii, 47 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Summary Notes: Includes "A path to re-engagement : evaluating the first year of a Community VCAL education program for young people : research summary."Summary: In Frankston, the Brotherhood of St Laurence has developed a Community VCAL program tailored for young people aged 15 to 18 who have experienced barriers to mainstream education. Students undertake the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning - a Years 11 and 12 course which combines classroom tuition with vocational training and work placements - in a community setting rather than in a school. The evaluation of the inaugural year found that, notwithstanding some challenges, the program made a significant difference to the educational opportunities of most of its students. ; VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING (VCAL)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

How young people are faring 2011 : the national report on the learning and work situation of young Australians /

by Robinson, Lyn | Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) | Long, Mike | Lamb, Stephen.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Foundation for Young Australians 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 66Summary: The 2011 edition of How Young People are Faring brings together the most current information available on the education, training and work activities of young Australians. It is an opportunity to conduct a national stocktake, at a point in time, and also to view the picture that emerges in the context of longer-term trends. The How Young People are Faring series makes it possible, each year, to step back and consider how well our education and training system is meeting the needs of young people as they make the transition from school to further study and work. A particular focus in this 2011 report is on the second of these two destinations: the transition to work. The question of how successful young people are at moving into the labour market has added significance at a time of global economic uncertainty.Availability: (1)

Re-engagement, training and beyond : evaluating the second year of a Community VCAL education program for young people

by Myconos, George | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: x, 38 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Summary Notes: Bibliography : p. 37-38 Full report and Research summary PDF is of full report; Includes research summary " Re-engagement, training and beyond : evaluating the second year of a Community VCAL education program for young people : research summary." Summary: In Frankston, the Brotherhood of St Laurence has developed a Community VCAL program for 15 to 18-year-olds who have faced barriers to mainstream education. Students undertake the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning - a Years 11 and 12 course which combines classroom tuition with vocational training and work placements - in a community setting. The evaluation of the second year found that the CVCAL model can have a profoundly positive impact on "at risk" young people, though it has its own distinctive challenges. ; VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING (VCAL)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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