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'Becoming' a professional : an interdisciplinary analysis of professional learning /

by Scanlon, Lesley (ed.).

Publisher: Dordrecht ; London Springer 2011Description: x, 261 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: "Becoming" is used in this interdisciplinary work as an emergent, iterative concept of professional identity formation. The conceptual framework of "becoming", as well as the arguments in the book are intended to encourage "professionals" and those engaged in their education - to reflect on what it means to be a "professional" in the twenty-first century, an era dominated by the discourses of globalisation, "new mangerialism", multiculturalism and deprofessionalisation. We live in a world where not only scholars, but also a better educated client base informed by technological innovations, have issued unprecedented challenges to the traditional professional ideal. The once paradigmatic identity of the superiority of the Anglo-American professional, grounded in an exclusive knowledge-base and an altruistic "public-service" principle, are no longer tenable. The book will generate dialogue about the nature of professionalism through a multidisciplinary lens in chapters on medicine, nursing and teaching and in reference to social work, the clergy and engineering. Here, becoming a professional is a lifelong, extended process that constructs an individual's professional identity through formal education, workplace interactions and popular culture. It advocates the "ongoing" modality of developing a professional self throughout one?s professional life. What emerges from this work is a concept of becoming a professional that is quite different from the isolated, rugged, individualistic approach to traditional professional practice as represented in popular culture. It is a book for the reflective professional. ; Contents: 1.`Becoming' a Professional / Lesley Scanlon -- 2.Becoming As an Appropriate Metaphor for Understanding Professional Learning / Phil Hodkinson -- 3.Learning to Be -- At Work / David Beckett -- 4.Higher Education and Becoming a Professional / Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren -- 5.Becoming Authentic Professionals: Learning for Authenticity / Gloria Dall'Alba -- 6.White Coats, Handmaidens and Warrior Chiefs: The Role of Filmic Representations in Becoming a Professional / Lesley Scanlon -- 7.Becoming a Medical Professional / Alan Bleakley -- 8.Professional Practice and Doctoral Education: Becoming a Researcher / Alison Lee -- 9.Becoming a Professional Doctor / Kirsty Foster -- 10.Becoming a Professional Nurse / Sandie Bredemeyer -- 11.Teacher Professional Becoming: A Practice-Based, Actor-Network Theory Perspective / Dianne Mulcahy -- 12.And the Conclusion for Now Is ...? / Lesley ScanlonAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A study of the Geelong Local Learning and Employment Network : [a thesis] submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University. /

by Kamp, Annelies.

Publisher: unpub. 2006Description: 249 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

All things being equal? Equality and diversity in careers education, information, advice and guidance /

by Hutchinson, Jo | University of Derby | Rolfe, Heather | Moore, Nicki.

Publisher: Manchester, U.K. Equality and Human Rights Commission 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Equality and Human Rights Commission Research report ; no. 71.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 119-130 Appendices pp. 131-151 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: In its education chapter, the Commission's first Triennial Review of evidence on inequality, How Fair is Britain's Equality, Human Rights and Good Relations in 2010, found that educational attainment has been transformed in recent years. Around half of young people are now getting good qualifications at 16 (5+ A-C GCSEs or equivalent including English and Maths) and, in 2008/09, 2.4 million students enrolled in higher education in the UK - a considerable change from a time when educational opportunities were only available to a minority of young people. However, the evidence shows that educational attainment continues to be strongly associated with socio-economic background. Stereotypical information and guidance can limit young people's options and aspirations at an early age. Careers advice often reinforces traditional choices and young people have limited information on the pay advantages of nontraditional routes. Nearly one in four young people say that they have not had enough information to make choices for their future. This rises to just under a quarter of disabled young people.Availability: (1)

Australian vocational education and training : research messages 2005 /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Research messages 2005 is a collection of summaries on all research projects published or completed by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research in 2005. The summaries are clustered under five broad themes used by NCVER to organise all of its VET research and analysis: Industry and employers; Students and individuals; Teaching and learning; VET system; and VET in context. Forty-two pieces of work are included and each summary provides details of how to access the full research report.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian workplace. /

by Australia. Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR).

Publisher: 08/06/2003 14:26:46http://www.workplace.gov.au/Workplace/WPHome/0,1281,a0%3D0%26a1%3D517%26a2%3D517,00.html 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 08/06/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Australian Government Workplace Portal provides access to employment services that include volunteer work, career planning, wage management, funding programs, and assistance to people looking for jobs or returning to work. The Portal also provides access to information on employment and workplace relations. It covers find work, finding staff, wages and conditions, labour market opportunities and statistics, employment associations, careers and training, and services for indigenous people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Career advice in Australian secondary schools : use and usefulness /

by Rothman, Sheldon | Australian Council for Educational Research | Hillman, Kylie.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2008Description: p. 51.Other title: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Research Report ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2008 This report forms part of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth analytical program conducted by ACER under contract to the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). Bibliography : p. 29-30 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This report examines young people's participation in career advice activities while at school and their perceptions of the usefulness of the advice they receive. The data are from the 2003 15 year old cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY). Most members of this LSAY Y03 cohort were in Year 10 in 2003. The present report examines how much career advice students accessed in Years 10, 11 and 12 across three years of data collection (2003-2005). A smaller group of the cohort is followed each year; this group was in Year 10 in 2003, Year 11 in 2004, and Year 12 in 2005. For this group of more than 5000 young people, analyses were conducted to determine what influences their perceptions of the usefulness of career advice while at school.Availability: (1)

Career guidance for adults in England : a joint policy position paper /

by National Institute of Adult Continuing Education.

Publisher: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education 2011Description: p. 20.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper aims to inform debate about the future of adult career guidance in England. At this time of significant economic uncertainty and government reform, NIACE and NAEGA believe that it is appropriate to both re-evaluate and reaffirm the role and potential of adult career guidance for individuals, communities and society. The development now underway of the new national careers service provides a further imperative for critical reflection on the shape and function of adult career guidance as a whole.Availability: (1)

Career moves : expectations and destinations of NSW senior secondary students /

by Marks, Gary | Australian Council for Educational Research | Underwood, Catherine | Rothman, Sheldon.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. NSW Board of Vocational Education and Training 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2011 Bibliography pp. 99-100 Appendix pp. 101-108 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The purpose of the project is to examine senior New South Wales students' expected educational and occupational pathways. It specifically analysed the post-school destinations of both Year 12 completers and early school leavers (or school non-completers) in the first year after leaving school and the educational and occupational expectations of students still at school. The expectations of university and vocational post-school study or training among students at school are compared to the expectations of their parents and teachers. Students' expectations are also compared to the actual participation at university and VET of the generally older cohort of school leavers. Students' Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) scores are analysed among students who gained an ATAR score. The report also documents students' expected occupations at age 30. Other aspects of the school-to-work transition analysed in this report include: influences on course selection, early school leaving, plans for further study, course level and field of study among those in post-school study or training, employment, unemployment and the main activities of young people not in full-time work education or work. The report documents many aspects of the school-to-work transition by gender, region, school sector and socioeconomic background. The report is based on data obtained from a representative survey conducted in late 2010 of approximately 6,100 NSW students who were in Years 10, 11 and 12 in 2009. The data also include information from parents (from one in three families) and teachers and principals at the sampled schools.Availability: (1)

Career ready : skills and training for a career : discussion paper /

by Generationone.

Publisher: Redfern, N.S.W. Generationone 2011Description: 44 p. : ill.Other title: Skills and training for a career : a Generationone policy.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Many employers want to expand their Indigenous workforce and many Indigenous people want to work. However, employers are having difficulty connecting with Indigenous jobseekers who are work and job ready, while some Indigenous jobseekers lack the basic skills and relevant training to apply for and participate in real work. Training is not aligned to the needs of the employment market, and despite large amounts of government expenditure, is failing to ensure Indigenous people are gaining work upon completion. This has to change. Communities and employers have advocated for changes to training and work preparation systems. The GenerationOne Skills and Training for a Career draft policy is about supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to become work and job ready, in line with the needs of employers. It is also about preparing workplaces for Indigenous involvement so that diversity is valued and seen as a strength. Under this framework, local industries and employers will work in partnership with Indigenous people and their communities, and governments, service providers, and education and training providers will support and enable that partnership to operate effectively.Availability: (1)

Child protection workers' perspectives on the school-to-work transition for young people in care /

by Crawford, Meegan | Tilbury, Clare.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Coaching and mentoring for dummies /

by Brounstein, Marty.

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ Wiley 2000Description: xxiv, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes index.Summary: Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies provides the foundation for understanding what business coaching is all about, and helps you gain or improve the coaching skills that drive employee performance and commitment. These skills, which serve as the main topics of this book, involve: getting employees to deliver the results you need; guiding employees to think and do for themselves; motivating employees to take on responsibility and perform effectively; and growing employee capabilities that lead to career development and success.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Connecting for careers : the iTrack On-line Youth Mentoring Program. /

by The Smith Family.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Smith Family 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Employers and qualifications : at a glance. /

by Blythe, Anne | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Bowman, Kaye.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr2102h.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:27:55 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: 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).

Ensuring that green jobs are quality jobs /

by Foshay, Elena | University of California, Center for Community Innovation CCI) | Licko, Deric | Mileva, Ana | Mukhopadhyay, Josh.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA University of California, Center for Community Innovation (CCI) 2009Description: PDF.Notes: April 2009 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The green economy is an exciting, emerging phenomenon that has captured the attention of community organizations and political leaders in the United States. Advocates bring a message of hope that as we develop solutions for climate change and other environmental problems, millions of new jobs will be created. The assumption is that these jobs will pay living wages and provide good benefits, and, if made accessible to the poor and to those with barriers to employment, can provide a way for people to rise out of poverty.Availability: No items available

Estimating the effect of a retraining program on the re-employment rate of displaced workers . /

by Cavaco, Sandra | Institute for the Study of Labor | Foug re, Denis | Pouget, Julien.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: In this paper we estimate by matching techniques the effects of a French retraining program on the reemployment rate of displaced workers. This program, called "Conventions de conversion", was intended to improve reemployment prospects of displaced workers by proposing them retraining and job seeking assistance for a period of six months beginning just after the dismissal. Our empirical analysis is based upon non-experimental data collected by the French Ministry of Labour. Matching estimates show that this program succeeded in increasing the employment rate of trainees by approximately 6 points of percentage in the medium-term, namely in the second and third years after the date of entry into the program. This improvement is essentially due to an increase of their reemployment rate in regular jobs, namely jobs under long-term labour contracts.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Frontline Management : learner's guide : unit eight : develop and maintain a safe workplace and environment. /

by Chisholm Institute. Educational Development Services Department.

Publisher: Moorabbin, Vic. Chisholm Institute 1999Description: viii, 175 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 167) Management at the frontline : workplace safety : learner's guide -- cover 1 CopyAvailability: No items available

General education, vocational education, and labor-market outcomes over the life-cycle /

by Hanushek, Eric | CESifo Group | Woessmann, Ludger | Zhang, Lei.

Publisher: Munich, Germany CESifo Group 2011Description: PDF.Other title: CESifo working paper ; no. 3614.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Bibliography pp. 29-30 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Policy debates about the balance of vocational and general education programs focus on the school-to-work transition. But with rapid technological change, gains in youth employment from vocational education may be offset by less adaptability and thus diminished employment later in life. To test our main hypothesis that any relative labor-market advantage of vocational education decreases with age, we employ a difference-in-differences approach that compares employment rates across different ages for people with general and vocational education. Using micro data for 18 countries from the International Adult Literacy Survey, we find strong support for the existence of such a trade-off, which is most pronounced in countries emphasizing apprenticeship programs. Results are robust to accounting for ability patterns and to propensity-score matching.Availability: (1)

Green-collar jobs in America's cities : building pathways out of poverty and careers in the clean energy economy /

by Apollo Alliance.

Publisher: San Francisco, California Apollo Alliance 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: A coalition of non-profit environmental and economic research organizations from across the country today released a first-of-its kind guide to cities and states to enhance one critical component of America?s shared prosperity. The new guide, 'Green-Collar Jobs in America's Cities' was made public at the start of the two-day national Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference in Pittsburgh. It makes a strong case that pursuing a four-step strategy, essentially a metropolitan green business and jobs development plan - provides a wealth of environmental, economic, and social benefits.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

How to get ahead without murdering your boss : six simple steps to actively manage your career /

by Burton, Helen | Webster, Vicki | Lees, Alison.

Publisher: Leichhardt, N.S.W. A&A Book Publishing 2010Description: 220 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: Chosen the wrong career path? Feel like you have more to offer? Resent how your work controls your life? Hate your boss? More than ninety percent of people indicate a lack of control over their careers, yet only five percent feel able to do something about it. How to Get Ahead Without Murdering Your Boss shows you how to take responsibility for your career, whether that means keeping the job that you love, making a career change or simply learning new skills to increase your employability.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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