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Universities : when is the penny going to drop? /

by Marginson, Simon | Wells, Julie | Mees, Paul.

Publisher: 2000Availability: No items available

The Changing Pressures Project : a research and advocacy project of the Brotherhood of St Laurence. /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 2002Description: 14 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Paper presented at VCOSS Social Policy Congress Developing New Ways Forward July 31 - August 2, 2002, MelbourneSummary: The Changing Pressures Project commenced in 1995 as a Brotherhood of St Laurence initiative. The project identified the need to respond quickly to a range of micro changes affecting the standard of living of people on low incomes. It identified the need to understand the effect of both particular and cumulative change and to anticipate and prevent new forms of disadvantage.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Education and social inclusion : submission to the Victorian Government's Review of Education and Training legislation. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2005 Summary: In this submission, the Brotherhood of St Laurence focuses on issues that relate to social inclusion and education and that have been drawn from our research and service experience. A key role of education and training is to promote social inclusion in our society. Performance of the education system and individual schools should be assessed by how well they include rather than exclude students.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Updating the evidence : the Rudd Government's intentions for schools /

by McMorrow, Jim.

Publisher: Southbank, Vic. Australian Education Union 2008Description: PDF.Notes: Family & early years School to work SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: "This paper examines the Rudd Government s funding decisions for schools since the May 2008 Budget and the analysis in my earlier report "Reviewing the evidence: Issues in Commonwealth funding of government and non-government schools in the Howard and Rudd years" (August, 2008). It does so by examining the funding allocations for schools made through the two significant events that have occurred since the Budget: the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) and, more significantly, the package of additional funding agreed with the States and Territories through the Council of Australia Governments (COAG). These decisions provide a clearer picture of the Rudd Government s funding intentions for schools, at least for the next five years." -- AuthorAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment /

by Carroll, Stephen J | Erkut, Emre.

Publisher: Santa Monica, California RAND Corporation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references. The research in this report was produced within RAND Education, a unit of the RAND Corporation, with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This report examines the financial benefits that taxpayers realize when students' educational attainment is increased. We find that the benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment are very high. Regardless of a student's gender or race/ethnicity, raising his or her level of education leads, on average, to substantially ; increased payments into, and reduced demands on, the public budget. We consider the cost of providing additional education to students, although we do not explore the question of what it would cost to motivate students to stay longer in school. Our analysis indicates that taxpayers accrue benefits from programs and policies that succeed in raising students' education levels, and those benefits are entirely separate from the benefits that the students themselves gain through increased education. Accordingly, taxpayers, including those who do not have children in school, have a stake in developing programs and policies that effectively and efficiently increase education levels.Availability: (1)

The High Cost of Low Educational Performance: The Long-Run Economic Impact of Improving PISA Outcomes /

by Hanushek, Eric. A | Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. rogramme for International Student Assessment.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: A 55-page international study showing that even modest and achievable gains in student learning yield large increases in gross domestic product (GDP) over the long runAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Resourcing schools in Australia : a proposal for the restructure of public funding /

by Keating, Jack | The Foundation for Young Australians.

Edition: | SOCIAL CHANGE | SOCIAL POLICY | FAMILY LIFE EDUCATIONPublisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Foundation for Young Australians 2010Description: ii, 50 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography 44-50 pp. This the second part of a proposal for national reform agenda developed by Professor Jack Keating, Education Foundation Thought Leader. The first part "A New Federalism in Australian Education" was published in 2009 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: In the context of a major Review of Funding for Schooling in Australia, this proposal responds to fundamental issues related to funding, such as the principles against which funding should be measured and the most effective means of distributing resources. It is the latest in a body of thinking dating back several years and a call to action by Education Foundation now a division of The Foundation for Young Australians) which seeks to stimulate discussion, thinking and policy change to improve the conditions for equity and quality of Australian schooling.Availability: (1)

Closing the gap in Education: Improving Outcomes in Southern World Societies /

by Nieuwenhuysen, John | Snyder, Ilana.

Publisher: Clayton, Vic. Monash University Publishing 2010Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: In November 2009 a notable conference was held at the campus of Monash South Africa, near Johannesburg. It was the third international conference in a highly successful series of partnerships between the Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements (MISGM) and Monash South Africa. ; Entitled Closing the Gap in Education?, the conference attracted distinguished international speakers, including the 2009 Australian of the Year, Professor Mick Dodson AM, who is among the most eminent of Monash University?s graduates. In addition, leading scholars, officials and educationalists from South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Britain participated, and this volume of refereed papers, published by Monash University Publishing, is the outcome of their presentations. ; The themes of the conference were the pressing challenges facing education systems in three southern world societies ? Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. Of special concern was the way in which the needs of marginalised students in both urban fringe and remote regional areas are being met. ; The comparisons between these three different countries are set against the background of their considerable underlying similarities, including colonial settlement histories, multicultural societies, and separate dualistic pockets of poverty and affluence.Availability: No items available

Submission to Review of Funding for Schooling / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Williamson, Jim.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: 35 p. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission to the Review of Funding for Schooling.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The submission details a number of key programs which the BSL has developed within Victoria and across Australia to increase school and home partnerships in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, and recommends that excellent initiatives, including the community VCAL program in Victoria, learning support programs, and student career pathway programs involving parents, are considered for scaling up nationally during the next funding period. ; VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING (VCAL)Availability: (1)

Review of funding for schooling : emerging issues paper /

by Australia. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace elations.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Gonski Review.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Includes bibliographical references Chairman: David GonskiSummary: The aim of this emerging issues paper is to present the views heard by the panel during its preliminary listening tour that was undertaken during the latter part of 2010 across all states and territories. The panel heard views from over 70 education groups, including government and non-government education authorities, Indigenous education and special education representatives, and parent, principal, teacher and union groups. The views summarised in this paper are not those of the panel, but of those who generously shared their views with the panel. The issues and concerns raised in submissions to the review have also been incorporated. While a range of issues were raised, discussion broadly centred around seven key themes: (1) equity of educational outcomes; (2) recurrent funding; (3) capital funding; (4) targeted and needs-based funding, including funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students; (5) support for students with special needs and students with disability; (6) governance and leadership; and (7) community and family engagement.Availability: (1)

The economics of investing in universal preschool education in California /

by Karoly, Lynn A | Bigelow, James H.

Publisher: Santa Monica, CA RAND 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 177-192 "Prepared for The David and Lucile Packard Foundation"Summary: There is increased interest in California and other states in providing universal access to publicly funded high-quality preschool education for one or two years prior to kindergarten entry. In considering such a program, policymakers and the public focus on the potential benefits from a universal preschool program, as well as the estimated costs. This study aims to inform such deliberations by conducting an analysis of the economic returns from investing in preschool education in the state of California.Availability: (1)

Overcoming barriers to education : Peninsula Youth Connections evaluation stage 1 report

by Bond, Sharon | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: ix, 61 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy | Summary Notes: Front cover: Peninsula Youth Connections is a partnership between the Brotherhood of St Laurence and TaskForce.; Includes " Overcoming barriers to education: Peninsula Youth Connections evaluation stage 1 summary." Summary: Peninsula Youth Connections (PYC) is the local expression of an intensive case management program funded by the Australian Government for young people at risk of disengaging from education or training. Operating in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region south-east of Melbourne, PYC also includes re-engagement activities for young people, and seeks to build the capacity of local youth services. The purpose of this evaluation is threefold: to identify the unmet needs which act as barriers to young people's participation in education; to signal the broader systemic factors which impede young people's learning; and to use the PYC as a case study to reflect on the Youth Connection model's advantages, constraints and opportunities for development.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Review of funding for schooling : final report /

by Australia. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace elations.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Gonski report.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011 Includes bibliographical references Chairman: David Gonski Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: High-quality schooling fosters the development of creative, informed and resilient citizens who are able to participate fully in a dynamic and globalised world. It also leads to many benefits for individuals and society, including higher levels of employment and earnings, and better health, longevity, tolerance and social cohesion. Overall, Australia has a relatively high-performing schooling system when measured against international benchmarks, such as the Programme for International Student Assessment. However, over the last decade the performance of Australian students has declined at all levels of achievement, notably at the top end. This decline has contributed to the fall in Australia?s international position. In 2000, only one country outperformed Australia in reading and scientific literacy and only two outperformed Australia in mathematical literacy. By 2009, six countries outperformed Australia in reading and scientific literacy and 12 outperformed Australia in mathematical literacy. In addition to declining performance across the board, Australia has a significant gap between its highest and lowest performing students. This performance gap is far greater in Australia than in many Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, particularly those with high-performing schooling systems. A concerning proportion of Australia?s lowest performing students are not meeting minimum standards of achievement. There is also an unacceptable link between low levels of achievement and educational disadvantage, particularly among students from low socioeconomic and Indigenous backgrounds. Funding for schooling must not be seen simply as a financial matter. Rather, it is about investing to strengthen and secure Australia?s future. Investment and high expectations must go hand in hand. Every school must be appropriately resourced to support every child and every teacher must expect the most from every child.Availability: (1)

Building relationships for better outcomes : Peninsula Youth Connections evaluation stage 2 : research summary

by Barrett, Anna | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: 4 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: The second stage of the evaluation of Peninsula Youth Connections, operated by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and TaskForce, focused on young people's experiences of the service and their outcomes. The young people emphasised the importance of the friendly, respectful and supportive interactions and the flexibility of the program. The great majority successfully re-engaged with education and training, showing the value of this case management model.Availability: (1)

Free education : who can afford it? /

by The Smith Family.

Publisher: unpub. 1997Description: 16 leaves.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Changes in Victorian schools and implications for lower-income families : submission to the Public Inquiry into Public Education. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1999Description: 10 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 20 May 1999Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Education costs kit : a resource for community agencies working with people on low incomes

by [Emergency Relief Victoria] | Melbourne Citymission | Berry Street | Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau | Good Shepherd | Victorian Council of Social Service | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Emergency Relief Victoria Melbourne, Vic. 2009Description: 11 leaves : ill. + translation papers PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: January 2009Summary: After the very positive community reception to the ERV Education Costs Kit, launched in Anti‐Poverty Week (October) 2008, we are pleased to present a 2nd Edition of the kit. Emergency Relief Victoria (ERV) is a statewide network of over 200 agencies. Our members deliver a range of services with emergency relief being a common thread. We work together to develop ways to best assist the growing number of Victorians seeking assistance with food, accommodation and daily living expenses. Recent years have seen increasing demand on agencies from families seeking assistance with educational costs. We know that this places significant financial pressure on families at the start of every school year. Agencies understand the direct link between educational outcomes and the socio‐economic status of students and so strive to ensure that they are able to support these families and provide the best opportunity for children to have access to education. In a recent study, over a quarter of the children in low‐income families had missed out on school activities because of prohibitive education costs. The Education Costs Working Group of ERV is committed to values of equity and opportunity for all in public education. We have developed this kit to respond directly to the needs of our members and other community workers to support low‐income students to achieve the best possible educational outcomes and promote inclusion, best practice and fairness in Victoria’s state schools. The kit compromises four Information Sheets, each with a particular focus: 1. Parent Payments in State Schools A summary of Department of Education Guidelines about what is free, what schools can charge for (essential, optional and voluntary payments), how schools should behave when collecting payments, and trouble‐shooting suggestions about issues that often arise. With translations in Vietnamese, Mandarin, Arabic, Dari, Cambodian, and Sudanese Arabic. 2. Help with School Costs; Concession and Programs Some government and non‐government education support programs and initiatives currently available across Victoria. 3. Agency Processes and Ideas for Helping with School Costs Examples of education support programs community agencies have developed to respond to the needs of their local community, and a flowchart to assist those working with clients struggling to pay education costs. 4. Reducing School Costs Suggestions about how schools can review and improve their programs and policies in order to reduce cost barriers to education participation and about how and where to make complaints about payments. This 2nd Edition also includes a new Checklist for Parents about payments in State schools. ; Includes translation papers : Information Sheet 1 : Parent payments in State Schools - Vietnamese p. 2 ; Information Sheet 1 : Parent payments in State Schools (Cambodian) p. 2 ; Information Sheet 1 : Parent payments in State Schools - Sudanese Arabic p. 2 ; Information Sheet 1 : Parent payments in State Schools - Mandarin p. 4 ; Information Sheet 1 : Parent payments in State Schools - Dari p. 2.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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