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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).

'Dropping out', drifting off, being excluded : becoming somebody without school. /

by Smyth, John Hattam, Robert Cannon, Jenny.

Publisher: New York, NY Peter Lang 2004Description: xiii, 224 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-212) and indexes. Contents: Ch. 1. Capturing the Voices of Early School Leavers --Ch. 2. Contextualizing Early School Leaving: Globalization, the State and Schools -- Ch. 3. Becoming Somebody with or without School -- Ch. 4. Doing Identity Work: Class, Race and Gender -- Ch. 5. The Making of Young Lives with/against the School Credential -- Ch. 6. School Culture and Student Voices in Early School Leaving -- Ch. 7. Grappling with the Mis-matches: Themes, Questions, Action. School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

'For all our children' : report of the independent inquiry into the provision of universal access to high quality preschool education /

by Walker, Kathy | Australian Education Union.

Publisher: Southbank, Vic. Australian Education Union 2004Description: 74 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 65 Includes appendicesSummary: As a relatively wealthy country, Australia is one of the four lowest spending of 36 countries on preschool education for children aged three years and over. The Commonwealth government provides assistance to all other sectors of education, but since 1985 has provided no support to preschools. This national under-resourcing of preschool education underpins many of the barriers that currently prevent universal access to high quality preschool education. Within it, different systems are providing different levels of commitment to preschool education, leading to inequities in the cost to parents and the level of support and resources provided to services. The AEU initiated this independent inquiry because of our concern about the children who continue to miss out on such access. The inquiry is underpinned by a commitment to equity and the belief that all children in Australia should have access to a high quality free public preschool education.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

'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 casestudy of the `Workfare' welfare reforms in Wisconsin since 1986. /

by Hardy, Peter.

Publisher: unpub. 2001Description: 15 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This was undertaken as part of fourth year (Honours) in Sociology at LaTrobe University, Bundoora. Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-15)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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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 Detailed Picture of Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital /

by Nichols, Austin | Favreault, Melissa.

Publisher: Washington DC The Urban Institute 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This 30-page US analysis looks at how parental education relates to education, lifetime earnings, health, and wealthAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A fair chance in education : education allowances for low-income families. /

by Sheen, Veronica | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1988Description: 24 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Melbourne 1988 Bibliography : p. 24Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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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 microfoundation for increasing returns in human capital accumulation and the under-participation trap . /

by Booth, Alison L | Coles, Melvyn.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://econrsss.anu.edu.au/pdf/DP543.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:36:01 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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

by Myconos, George | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

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).

A response to the DEECD directions paper : pathways to re-engagement through flexible learning options. / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Myconos, George.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: 23 p. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence response to Flexible learning options Directions Paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The government's commitment to improve both the quality and capacity of learning for young people is very welcome. However, the Brotherhood believes a range of additional reforms to current youth support services that go beyond the classroom are still required to significantly improve completion rates and enable a smooth transition to work opportunities. The Brotherhood believes that high quality education occurs in many forms and in many settings. While acknowledging that retention within the mainstream educational setting is the ideal pathway, there is a need to sustain programs educating young Australians beyond the mainstream school setting. The Brotherhood's position on flexible learning options, and on appropriate responses to disengagement from education, is informed by a growing awareness of the value of 'adult' and 'hands-on' learning principles. It is also informed by its experience of successful programs, and its knowledge of the challenges facing providers of flexible learning options, and those faced by young people and families experiencing hardship.Availability: (1)

A social inclusion action plan : opportunities and challenges : discussion paper /

by Swinburne University of Technology.

Publisher: Hawthorn, Vic. Swinburne University of Technology 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010 Bibliography : p. 28 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This discussion paper outlines the challenges and opportunities for Swinburne University of Technology in responding to the emerging social inclusion policy agenda in Australia. One of the significant policy agendas of both the State and Federal governments is Social Inclusion. As a result of the Bradley Review of Higher Education, all Universities will be allocated targets to increase their enrolments of students from a low Socio-economic background. It will be critical for Swinburne to have a clear understanding how we will engage with such groups and build educational opportunities. As a dual-sector University, Swinburne is ideally placed to address these issues, having the capability of providing pathways for a very broad range of students and to ensure they are adequately prepared to succeed.Availability: (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).

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).

A three-way partnership ? : exploring the experiences of CLD families in schools. /

by O'Sullivan, Kate.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: An issues paper, which accompanies the Opening the School Gate resource kit for teachers, exploring themes and issues around culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families' expectations and involvement in schools.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education action plan : 2010-2014 /

by Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs.

Publisher: Carlton South, Vic. Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 45Summary: A national plan that commits all governments in Australia to a unified approach to closing the gap in education outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Education Action Plan 2010-2014, was developed by the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) as part of the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG's) reform agenda to improve life outcomes for indigenous Australians. MCEECDYA approved the plan in April 2010 and it was subsequently endorsed by COAG in May 2011.Availability: (1)

Access to early childhood education in Australia : insights from a qualitative study /

by Hand, Kelly et al | Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report explores the factors that affect parents' use of Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Australia. Based on interviews with 94 parents in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and Western Australia, it investigates parents' knowledge of and attitudes towards ECE, how different delivery systems affect participation, the key factors that influence parents, the factors that may support parents' use of ECE, Indigenous families, and parents' views on overcoming barriers to access. In Australia, ECE services are delivered by state and local governments as well as private providers, and are provided in a mix of contexts including kindergartens, standalone preschools, long day care settings, and schools. ; Executive summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Background -- 3. Methodology -- 4. Parents' understanding of ECE and what it can offer children -- 5. Barriers to using ECE -- 6. Factors that support the useAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Access to early childhood education in Australia /

by Baxter, Jennifer | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Hand, Kelly.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2013 Bibliography : p. 55-56 Inclues AppendicesSummary: This report presents AIFS research undertaken to identify gaps in access to and participation in preschool programs by Australian children in the year before full-time school.Availability: (1)

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