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'Stop saying education is free' : a qualitative investigation into voluntary contributions and compulsory fees in Victorian public secondary schools /

by McCaughey, Nathalie | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Monash University 2004Description: 111 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references and appendices.Summary: This paper considers the current ways in which public secondary schools raise private funds in the form of voluntary contributions and compulsory curriculum charges from parents.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

A critical survey of Indigenous education outcomes, 1986-96 /

by Gray, Matthew | Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal conomic Policy Research | Hunter, Boyd | Schwab, R. G.

Publisher: Canberra Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research 1998Description: PDF.Other title: Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Policy.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographySummary: Indigenous education policy in Australia today has evolved alongside an awareness of the need to improve indigenous educational outcomes in order to secure the future prospects of the indigenous population. This paper provides a summary and overview of indigenous people within the education system. A cohort analysis of changes in educational participation and the level and type of educational qualification over the last three censuses for the indigenous and nonindigenous populations provides a basis for considering ways to improve educational and other indigenous economic outcomes.Availability: (1)

A literature review of school practices to overcome school failure /

by Faubert, Brenton | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: 2012Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Economics Department. Working paper ; no. 68.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012 Bibliography : p. 27-30Summary: This working paper was prepared as part of the OECD thematic review Overcoming School Failure: Policies that Work, www.oecd.org/edu/equity. The project provides evidence on the policies that are effective to reduce school failure by improving low attainment and reducing dropout, and proactively supports countries in promoting reform. The project builds on the conceptual framework developed in the OECD?s No More Failures: Ten Steps to Equity in Education (2007). Austria, Canada (Manitoba, Ontario, Qu bec and Yukon), Czech Republic, France, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden took part in this project. This working paper is part of a series of papers prepared for the thematic review Overcoming School Failure: Policies that Work covering the topics of policies to reduce dropout and in-school practices to reduce school failure. These report have been used as background material for the final comparative report Equity and Quality in Education: Supporting Disadvantaged Schools and Students (OECD, 2012), which gives evidence on the policy levers that can help overcome school failure and reduce inequities in OECD education systems. It focuses on the reasons why investing in overcoming school failure -early and up to upper secondary- pays off, on alternatives to specific system level policies that are currently hindering equity, and on the actions to be taken at school level, in particular in low performing disadvantaged schools.Availability: (1)

A survey of community attitudes to Commonwealth employment, education and training policies and programs. /

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1988Description: 99 p.Notes: Study undertaken by ANOP Research Services for Dept. of Employment, Education and Training Cat. no. 8818334Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Accountability and the public purposes of education /

by Reid, Alan.

Publisher: Australian Education Union 2009Description: 7 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: "This paper frames MySchool as an accountability strategy in the context of the purposes of education. The presenters reason for doing this is because the debate about MySchool has largely been conducted in the absence of an articulated set of reference points - that is claims and counter claims about the importance or the consequences of MySchool are often made in a vacuum. That they are self evidently good or bad. The paper argues that the reference point against which such judgments should be made is the public purposes of education. Professor Alan Reid is Emeritus Professor, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, School of Education, University of South Australia. This paper was presented at a national symposium in Sydney, entitled, Advice for Ministers and ACARA on NAPLAN, the use of Student Data, My School and League Tables" APO WeeklyAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Adult further education - the unfinished revolution /

by Fletcher, Mick | 157 group.

Publisher: London, U.K. 157 Group 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2011 Includes bibliographical references.Summary: The aim of this paper is to welcome the steps that have already been taken by the coalition government to set colleges free from central regulation and to urge the government to go further and faster. Our proposals align closely with the principles outlined in the government's white paper about public services, which was published just as we were going to print. At the heart of this white paper is the notion of improving public services by enabling choice and control for individuals and neighbourhoods. In their foreword, the prime minister and deputy prime minister say they want to make opportunity more equal and that they believe that the old, centralised approach to public service delivery is broken. Embedded throughout the white paper are five core principals : choice, decentralisation, diversity, fairness and accountability. We fully support these principles; they strengthen our arguments for a truly demand-led system, with entitlement for loans and funding for all who seek it.Availability: (1)

Australian Council for Educational Research /

by Australian Council for Educational Research.

Publisher: 07/08/2003 10:28:22http://www.acer.edu.au/index.html 05/07/2004 16:35:20 2004=260 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 07/30/2003, 5 July 2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) is an independent, national, educational research and development agency established in 1930.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian families and educational futures. /

by Burrow, Sharan.

Publisher: 1994Description: p.165-176.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B6422 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building the Education Revolution Implementation Taskforce : first report /

by Australia. Building the Education Revolution Implementation askforce.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The primary goal of the BER program was to underpin economic activity in the construction sector through a period of significant global uncertainty. Effective monetary policy, strong commodity prices, continued growth in China and the Commonwealth's fiscal stimulus program all acted in concert to economically shield Australia from the global financial crisis. The Taskforce considers BER made a material contribution to economic growth especially in its first year. It is projected to support approximately 120,000 jobs over the full life of the program, filling a gap left in demand from the private sector and playing an important role in supporting apprentices and skill retention in the building and construction industry. The Commonwealth established the BER Implementation Taskforce (the Taskforce) in May 2010 to receive, investigate and respond to complaints about the Program, with a focus on examining whether schools and education authorities are achieving value for money from their BER projects. The Taskforce was asked to make recommendations to the Commonwealth about any changes to the Program policy, contracts or projects it thinks could improve the remaining delivery of school buildings and refurbishments.Availability: (1)

Campaigning for the common good : shifting the burden to consumers in education. /

by Kirner, Joan.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Council of Social Service 1997Description: 17 p.Notes: Congress held on 6-7 November 1997 Rec. no. for conference: B9526 indexed paperAvailability: 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).
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Common school starting age report . /

by Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth.

Publisher: Carlton South, Vic. Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://cmsstage.curriculum.edu.au/mceetya/default.asp?id=15276' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:32:36 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training : a better future for all Australians through learning, science and innovation. /

by Australia. Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST).

Publisher: 08/08/2003 13:10:07http://www.dest.gov.au/ 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 08/12/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Website of the Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training. > Cataloguer's description: DEST support's the Commonwealth Government s commitment to shaping a better future for all Australians through learning, science and innovation. Their aim is to: provide quality analysis and policy advice to the government on matters relating to education, science and training; deliver quality Government programmes and services relating to education, science and training matters.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Commonwealth funding for schools since 1996 : an update. /

by Harrington, Marilyn.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2004Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aph.gov.au/library/pubs/rn/2003-04/04rn41.htm' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:16:32 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Cost shifting in education : implications for government, the community sector and low income families

by Bond, Sharon | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report commissioned by the Equity in Education Alliance seeks to quantify in dollars the extent to which the Victorian community service organisations, including emergency relief providers, assist disadvantaged families to meet school education expenses. This costs data supports the argument that the cost of education has been shifted from the state to the individual, and that these costs are then shifted a second time, when disadvantaged families seek help from the community sector. In the Alliance?s view, failure to address educational inequity and ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation shows a lack of regard for human dignity, impedes the future economic and social inclusion of children and threatens the success of the national productivity agenda.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Devolution and choice in education : the school, the state and the market. /

by Whitty, Geoff | Power, Sally | Halpin, David.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 1998Description: vi, 170 p. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes index. Published simultaneously: Buckingham (England) : Open University Press.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Education and public policy in Australia. /

by Marginson, Simon.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Cambridge University Press 1993Description: 286 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Education at a glance : analysis /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 1996Description: 75 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Education at a glance : economic indicators /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 1996Description: 396 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Education at a glance 1998 : OECD indicators /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 1998Description: 432 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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