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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).

'Building Stronger Communities' Website. /

by Victoria. Department for Victorian Communities.

Publisher: 03/17/04 12:20:25 2002Notes: Description based on contents viewed 03/17/04 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB Updated 13 July 2005 ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: This site is designed to support the Victorian Government's Community Building Initiative, a key government initiative which aims to improve social, economic and environmental well-being for all Victorians, and to develop new partnerships to address inequity and disadvantage. It aims to inform and connect people involved in community building projects across Victoria, and to assist those who want to find out more about community building approaches.Availability: 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).

'Light touch' labour regulation by state governments in Australia : a preliminary assessment /

by Howe, John | University of Melbourne. Centre for Employment and Labour elations Law | Landau, Ingrid.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. University of Melbourne. Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law 2006Description: 30 p.Other title: University of Melbourne. Centre for Employment and Labour.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

'Partnering for a purpose'. /

by Nicholson, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2008Description: 4 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Speech delivered by Tony Nicholson, Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence at the Centre for Public Policy Partnerships for Social Inclusion conference 15-16 October 2008. INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

'Surviving, not living' : submission to Senate Employment Committee on the adequacy of 'allowance' payments /

by Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, N.S.W. Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2012. ACOSS Paper 192.Summary: "The gap between pensions and allowances is increasing - due to the different indexation arrangements for pensions and allowances, the gap between the single pension and Newstart Allowance payments rose from Availability: (1)

'Work for the Dole' consultations : strengthening the Brotherhood of St Laurence understanding of policy delivery. /

by Loukopoulos, Peter.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. unpublished 2000Description: 88 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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"Employment precariousness" in a European cross-national perspective. A sociological review of thirty years of research /

by Barbier, Jean-Claude.

Publisher: Paris, France Universit de Paris. Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 2011Description: PDF, 38 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "halshs-00654370, version 1 - 21 Dec 2011" Includes Bibliography p.35.Summary: From the paper: "What has been analysed in France mainly under the term ?pr carit de l?emploi? over the past 30 years was mostly dealt with differently in other countries (atypical, non-standard employment). Research on these issues dates back to the 1970s in sociology and institutional economics. More recently some political scientists have endeavoured to link up the labour market theme with developments in systems of social protection and they are talking about ?dualism? and ?dualization?. Despite the constant intellectual investment put into the topic, it is striking that indicators for comparative measurement of the phenomenon have remained rather unsophisticated, as the basic opposition between what Eurostat names ?temporary contracts? and ?open-ended contracts?. On the other hand, because of the spreading of the effects of work and employment flexibilisation into new countries, new categories are appearing since the early 2000s". ; This paper sociologically overviews, with a linguistic and semantic focus the meanings, social construction and usage of terms used in different countries and languages around concepts of precariousness, atypicality, non-standardness or marginality in employment.Availability: (1)

"Expanding opportunities for young people in school and in the labour market" /

by MacDonald, Helen.

In: Lee, Jenny, (ed.) Work in the new economyPublisher: 1999Description: p.224-235.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"Improving the welfare of Australians" /

by Siemon, Don.

Publisher: 1996Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: It has been confirmed by letter dated 26 January 1996 that both the Japanese and English versions of the article have been placed in the Australian Embassy library in TokyoAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"New enterprise formation : how to!" /

by Arnold, Teresa.

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"Single parents - work or welfare?" Report of a national workshop conducted by the Institute of Family Studies, 1-2 June 1983. /

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. I.F.S. 1983Description: 22 p. + graphs.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Report compiled by Peter AllenAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"The white paper fax poll" /

by McClelland, Alison.

Publisher: 1994Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"Value-based market economics: a challenge for politics" /

by Frances, Nic.

Publisher: 2004Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

[Papers delivered to Australian Longitudinal Survey : Economic and Social Policy Research, sponsored by the Department of Employment, Education and Training and the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Conference held at /

by Australian Longitudinal Survey : Economic and Social Policy Research.

Publisher: unpub. 1990Description: Photocopies of selected papers.Notes: Unpublished papers supplied by authors. For individual papers search on author or title if known, or on conference name in ID field Series entryAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

[The social environment] /

by Benn, Concetta | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: in: Sources of worker dissatisfaction in Australia: a symposium, edited by Russell Lansbury 1974Description: p.46-55.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

2010 update of the European inventory on validation of non-formal and informal learning - final report /

by Hawley, Jo | European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training | Souto Otero, Manuel | Duchemin, Claire.

Publisher: Thessaloniki, Greece European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 37-38Summary: The European Inventory provides a unique record on how validation is already being used at national, regional and local level to address issues relating to lifelong learning, employment and social exclusion. This is particularly important in the context of the current economic crisis, which has accelerated the importance of validation drivers identified in the 2007 Inventory, such as the need for effective re-deployment of the adult population into employment. A number of countries have recognised the role validation has to play in addressing skills shortages and in supporting those facing redundancy to identify and pursue an alternative career pathway. Other initiatives recognise the role of validation in combating social exclusion, by empowering 'the low qualified' and other disadvantaged groups to identify and understand their own competences and potential.Availability: (1)

21 hours : why a shorter working week can help us all to flourish in the 21st century /

by Coote, Anna | New Economics Foundation | Franklin, Jane | Simms, Andrew | Murphy, Mary (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2010Description: 38 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This report is part of The Great Transition. February 2010 Bibliography : p. 34-36 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This report sets out arguments for a much shorter working week. It proposes a radical change in what is considered 'normal' down from 40 hours or more, to 21 hours. While people can choose to work longer or shorter hours, we propose that 21 hours, or its equivalent spread across the calendar year, should become the standard that is generally expected by government, employers, trade unions, employees, and everyone else.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A 21st century solution to skill shortages in Australia /

by Quirk, Victor.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W. Centre for Full Employment and Equity 2009Description: PDF.Notes: Working Paper no.09-04Summary: This paper argues for specific, major, institutional reforms capable of building a high-skilled internationally competitive labour force in Australia. It argues for replacing the current policy of maintaining labour underutilisation as a productivity driver, with a national system of counter-cyclical public sector employment (Job Guarantee) and ; skills formation infrastructure, organised on a regional basis. ; The first section introduces the issue of Australia's deficient skill formation capacity. Sections 2 & 3 summarise deficits in key labour market institutions, the Job Network and the tertiary education sector. Section 4 highlights the chronic failure of the private sector to provide supervised opportunities for novices to undertake skilled work. Section 5 argues that the state has a unique responsibility to act, while section 6 proposes necessary components of an institutional framework. The conclusion addresses the political question of opposition to full employment.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A bit rich : calculating the real value to society of different professions /

by Steed, Susan | Kersley, Helen | Lawlor, Elis.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: 'This report takes a new approach to looking at the value of work. We go beyond how much different professions are paid to look at what they contribute to society. We use some of the principles and valuation techniques of Social Return on Investment analysis to quantify the social, environmental and economic value that these roles produce ? or in some cases undermine.'Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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