Brotherhood of St Laurence

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Boy troubles : understanding rising suicide, rising crime and educational failure. /

by Buckingham, Jennifer.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. Centre for Independent Studies 2000Description: xiii, 101 p. : ill.Notes: June 2000 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Cultural Chameleons : an investigation into the construction and influences of working-class identities on the formal learning of white, baby-boomer males /

by Lovett, Trevor | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 9-11Summary: This paper outlines the findings of a qualitative, narrative, retrospective investigation into white, working-class, baby-boomer males? perceptions of their own formal educational experiences. The study while accepting the significance of the socio-economic/class correlation also identified important non-material influences of class on the participants? formal learning. The investigation revealed how discursively marginalized social identities negotiated their relationship with formal learning environments. Social persistence or continuity was considered problematic because many effects normally associated with a stratified social structure were not obvious in the research data. The study showed that the participants' educational potential was affected more by the dynamics of personal interaction than broad socially constructed differences. It was found that the educational and social opportunities of the participant sample tended to be a consequence of the respect individual actors showed for each other both within and outside the context of the school.Availability: (1)

Paulo Freire : a critical encounter. /

by McLaren, Peter, (ed.) | Leonard, Peter, (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 1993Description: xiv, 194 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Schools, communities and social inclusion /

by Bottrell, Dorothy | Goodwin, Susan.

Publisher: South Yarra, Vic. Macmillan Australia 2011Description: xix, 3000 p.Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This book presents new research and practice in school-community engagement in Australia and New Zealand, providing a conceptual analysis of the role of schools, families and communities in facilitating collaboration for community education, development and social inclusion. Advocating school-community engagement as a means of addressing educational and social inequities, Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion promotes the core principles of trust, respect, recognition, participation, cultural responsiveness, taking time and the redistribution of power and resources. Organised around six key themes, this engaging and accessible resource uses projects, case studies, strategies and reflections on practice to identify school-community connections for students and practitioners in education and social work.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Skills for life : lifelong learning systems in Australia /

by Stanwick, John | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A.This paper was presented to the IIEP/UNESCO-KRIVET International Policy Seminar on 'Making Lifelong Learning a Reality' in Seoul, Republic of Korea, in June 2003. 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2003 Includes bibliographical references.Summary: Lifelong learning has become recognised as a key concept in education policy internationally. Indeed, organisations such as UNESCO and the OECD have made lifelong learning the centrepiece of their education policy. A great deal of the impetus behind lifelong learning internationally has been due to technological and economic growth, although increasing recognition is also being given to social cohesion and employability issues. For example, the European Unions Memorandum on Lifelong Learning emphasises the objectives of citizenship and employability. In the Australian context, the emphasis for lifelong learning has been on skill training (or learning) and employability issues . For example, the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) recognises lifelong learning as an important theme in terms of people having to update and upgrade their skills during their working lives. Similarly, the West Report discusses lifelong learning in terms of providing people with skills and knowledge to benefit employment or personal enrichment. In this context, post-compulsory education plays a vital role, and providing the means for all people to access this education becomes an important challenge for governments.Availability: (1)

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