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Childhood economic resources, academic performance, and the choice to leave school at age sixteen. /

by Maani, Sholeh A | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research | Kalb, Guyonne.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2003Description: 28 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Undemocratic schooling : equity and quality in mass secondary education in Australia. /

by Teese, Richard | Polesel, John.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Press 2003Description: x, 260 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This book presents a comprehensive picture of who succeeds and who fails at school, based on an extensive social survey of secondary education in Australia. The authors consider curriculum change and its effects on access to quality education for students from varying backgrounds; the causes of early school leaving and consequences for finding a job; and possible directions for reform of the education system in the interests of social justice.Availability: No items available Checked out (1).

Benchmarks and growth and success : oh, my! /

by Kingsbury, G. Gage.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Enhancing career development : the role of community-based career guidance for disengaged adults /

by Beddie, Francesca | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Lorey, Barb | Pamphilon, Barbara.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The project investigates learning and career development services for adults, particularly those who are in some way disengaged from the labour market or educational systems. The study considers whether a single career development service model could be broadly applied. The study found that many older job seekers or those marginally employed needing career advice were reluctant to seek it, and that such advice was best provided by agencies which are community-based, affordable and impartial.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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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Doing it differently : improving young people's engagement with school. /

by Butler, Helen | Bond, Lyndal | Drew, Sarah.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: 15p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-15)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Unmet demand ? : characteristics and activities of university applicants not offered a place. /

by Marks, Gary N | Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The impact of age and gender on prep children's academic achievements /

by Boardman, Margot.

Publisher: 2006Availability: No items available

School engagement and life chances : 15 year olds in transition : Life Chances Study stage 7

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: iv, 50 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 49-50Summary: This report draws on stage 7 of the Brotherhood s longitudinal Life Chances Study, when the young people were aged 15, to explore school engagement and transition issues. It reports on interviews with 41 selected 15 year olds and their parents, and contains several illustrative case studies.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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"Doing it differently" : Report 1: a collaborative project of Anglicare Victoria, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Centre for Adolescent Health Royal Children's Hospital. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: 10p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Progress report for the Frank and Flora Leith Trust. Progress report no. 1Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Does it pay for Indigenous youth to go to school? : variation in the predicted economic benefits of high school. /

by Biddle, Nicholas.

Publisher: 2006Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: No items available

So much to do, so little time: part-time employment among secondary students in Ireland /

by McCoy, Selina | Smyth, Emer.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

The characteristics of 'gap-year' students and their tertiary academic outcomes. /

by Birch, Elisa Rose | Miller, Paul W.

Publisher: 2007Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: No items available

Inclusion in schools : making a difference. /

by Sage, Rosemary.

Publisher: London, U.K. Network Continuum Education 2007Description: 192 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 176-190) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

School segregation and its consequences /

by Gibbons, Stephen | Telhaj, Shqiponja.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

The duration of paid parental leave and children's scholastic performance /

by Liu, Qian | Institute for the Study of Labor | Skans, Oskar Nordstr m.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: We study how the duration of paid parental leave affects the accumulation of cognitive skills among children. We use a reform which extended parental leave benefits from 12 to 15 months for Swedish children born after August 1988 to evaluate the effects of prolonged parental leave on children's test scores and grades at age 16. We show that, on average, the reform had no effect on children's scholastic performance. However, we do find positive effects for children of well-educated mothers, a result that is robust to a number of different specifications. We find no corresponding heterogeneity relative to parental earnings or fathers' education, or relative to other predictors of child performance. We find no effects on intermediate outcomes such as mothers' subsequent earnings, child health, parental fertility, divorce rates, or the mothers' mental health. Overall the results suggest positive causal interaction effects between mothers' education and the amount of time mothers! spend with their children. Since the institutional context is one in which the alternative is subsidized day care, the results imply that subsidizing longer parental leave spells rather than day care reinforce the relationship between maternal education and school outcomes.Availability: (1)

PISA Equally prepared for life? : how 15-year-old boys and girls perform in school /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publications 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report explores the educational performance and attitudes of males and females during childhood and adolescence. It opens with a general summary of gender differences measured outside of the PISA assessment programme and then considers the knowledge gained about gender-related issues from PISA 2000, PISA 2003 and PISA 2006 when reading, mathematics and science respectively were the major domains of assessment. Among the key findings: in reading in PISA 2000, females significantly outscored males in all countries; in mathematics in PISA 2003, males outscored females somewhat; and in the combined science scale in PISA 2006, there was no overall significant difference observed between males and females. However, when examining the various science competencies, knowledge components and attitudes to science, there were some marked differences.Availability: (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 element : how finding your passion changes everything /

by Robinson, Ken.

Publisher: New York, NY Viking / Penguin Books 2009Description: xiv, 274 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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