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Are students ready for a technology-rich world ? : what PISA studies tell us. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Programme for.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006Description: PDF.Availability: No items available

Assessing the evidence on Indigenous socioeconomic outcomes : a focus on the 2002 NATSISS. /

by Hunter, B.H. (ed.).

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University 2006Description: xxi, 349 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary: This publication (commended by Jon Altman at a recent seminar at the BSL) presents the refereed and peer-reviewed, edited proceedings of a 2005 conference aimed at presenting the latest evidence on Indigenous economic and social status and family and community life and considering policy implications. Presenters evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of the methodology employed in the 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) and the data collected.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's choices : options for a prosperous and fair society. /

by Marsh, Ian (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales Press 2003Description: x, 271 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction / Ian Marsh -- Part 1. Economic policy 1. The intangible economy and Australia / John Daley -- 2. The mystery of innovation : aligning the triangle of technology, institutions and organisation / Jonathan West -- 3. Regional clustering in Australia / Michael J Enright and Brian H Roberts -- Part 2. Social policy 4. Strengthening social investment in Australia / Julian Disney -- 5. Achieving equity and excellence in education / John Freeland -- 6. Health and related services / Peter Baume and Stephen Leeder -- Part 3. Foreign policy 7. `Different views' : foreign policy choices for Australia in Asia / Stephen Fitzgerald -- 8. Setting and securing Australia's national interests : national interest as economic prosperity / Michael Wesley -- 9. Setting and securing Australia's national interests : national interest as security / Michael Wesley -- 10. Setting and securing Australia's national interests : national interest as values / Michael Wesley -- Part 4. Governance 11. Towards an Australian republic? / Stephen Mills -- 12. Building federal state co-operation / Cheryl Saunders -- 13. Consensus in Australian politics / Ian MarshAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Career guidance and public policy : bridging the gap. /

by Sweet, Richard | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004Description: 177 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Challenges for Australian education : results from PISA 2009 /

by Thomson, Sue | Australian Council for Educational Research | De Bortoli, Lisa | Nicholas, Marina | Hillman, Kylie | Buckley, Sarah.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The reading literacy of Australian 15-year-old students has fallen sharply over the past decade, results from the 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reveal. The Australian national report shows Australia?s results have also slipped in mathematics but held ground in science. ; PISA measures how well 15-year-olds from across the globe are prepared to use their knowledge and skills in reading, mathematics and science to meet real-life challenges near the end of compulsory schooling. Sixty-five OECD and partner countries took part in PISA 2009, including a nationally representative sample of around 14,000 Australian students from 353 schools. Australia has now participated in four cycles of PISA since its inception in 2000. ; Australian students are still performing well above the OECD average but their results in reading literacy and mathematical literacy have declined significantly over recent years. Australian students scored an average of 515 points on the 2009 reading assessments, compared to the OECD average of 493 points. Australia?s overall performance declined by 13 score points from 2000 to 2009. The decline is primarily among higher achieving students and is more evident in some states than others. ; In mathematics Australian students achieved an average score of 514 points, significantly higher than the OECD average of 496. The result was similar to that achieved in 2006 but down on the 2003 result. The performance of Australian students in scientific literacy remained unchanged from PISA 2006 to PISA 2009 with an average score of 527 points. ; Very significant gaps in achievement remain between Australian students by gender, Indigenous status, location and wealth. In some cases these are equivalent to several years of schooling.Availability: (1)

Citizens as partners : information, consultation and public participation in policy-making. / OECD

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France : OECD Publishing, 2001Description: 267 p. (Online Resource).Online Access: Website Summary: Governments are in a crisis of identity, some would say legitimacy, with election turnouts low in many OECD countries and a widespread feeling of disenchantment among citizens with government and the democratic process. Can governments do something to change this? Certainly, doing nothing is not an answer. What every country needs is more transparency, more consultation and more participation. This book is a unique source of comparative information on this challenging subject. It examines a wide range of country experiences, offers examples of good practice, highlights innovative approaches and identifies promising tools (including new information technologies). A set of ten guiding principles for engaging citizens in policy-making is proposed.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Coping when everything is digital : digital documents and issues in document retention. /

by Gillespie, Julian | Fair, Patrick | Lawrence, Adrian.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Baker & McKenzie Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.bakercyberlawcentre.org/ddr/ddr_wp_A4.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:25 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Doing IT better project summary report /

by Stillman, Larry | Monash University. Centre for Community Networking Research | Kethers, Stefanie | French, Rebecca | Lombard, Dean.

Publisher: Caulfield East, Vic. Centre for Community Networking Research, Monash University & Victorian Council of Social Service 2010Description: 28 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010Summary: "Doing IT Better is a three-year project to build information and communications technology (ICT) capacity in the Victorian community services sector. Community service organisations like government and commercial organisations — are now dependent on ICT systems to support basic organisational functions and service delivery. But limited financial resources and a shortage of ICT skills and know-how in the sector have left most agencies struggling. Improved ICT capacity will enable improve organisational efficiencies, enabling more resources to be directed where it really counts: supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians via the direct service work and advocacy that is the community services sector's core business." -- Doing IT Better websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Empowering language minorities through technology : which way to go? /

by Dooly, Melinda | eLearning Papers.

Publisher: Barcelona, Spain elearningeuropa.info 2010Description: PDF.Other title: eLearning papers ; no. 19.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010Summary: The term 'Information Age' has been applied to the current era we now live in, based on the fact that technology and Internet are continuously changing the way people work, learn, spend their leisure time and interact with one another. At the same time, access to this means of interaction is not always equal, whether due to lack of experience, knowledge or economic access. The rate of these changes, and a feeling of uncertain consequences- can create a sense of uncontrollably rapid social changes and possible social fragmentation. In the face of this, education stakeholders must seriously consider how schooling can confront these challenges. This article will first give a brief overview of how the notion of social cohesion has been used in social and educational policies, focusing especially on two central points that emerge: social equality and education as a nexus for social cohesion. Next, the text looks at how education can undertake the challenge of eliminating social inequality and promoting social cohesion, followed by an analysis of one potentially disadvantaged group: speakers of minority languages. Perceptions of minority language groups in the EU are discussed and a general outline of potential educational disadvantages and social exclusion they may face is broached.Availability: (1)

Global social movements. /

by Cohen, Robin (ed.) | Rai, Shirin (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. The Athlone Press 2000Description: xiii, 231 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Greener and smarter : ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change /

by Mickoleit, Arthur | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Bibliography : p. 41-47Summary: This report provides an overview of ICTs, the environment and climate change as part of the wider OECD Green Growth Strategy. The report has two main parts, an analytical framework and the impact assessment. The first part develops a framework for assessing the environmental benefits and impacts of ICTs. These include the direct impacts of technologies themselves as well the impacts of ICTs in improving environmental performance more widely. The second part describes empirical findings on environmental impacts for a range of ICT and Internet applications.Availability: (1)

Hot topic : ICT teaching and learning support services : strategic ICT advisory service /

by Lamshed, Reece | Australia. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 2009Description: v, 55 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This report is part of the Strategic ICT Advisory Service, funded by the Australian Government?s Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.Summary: This report uses a series of case studies to develop a dynamic and responsive ICT service model that attends to the day-to-day user demands and the ever-changing ICT environment, but at the same time, maintains standards and security.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

If only we knew what we know : the transfer of internal knowledge and best practice. /

by O'Dell, Carla | C. Grayson, Jackson Jr.

Publisher: New York, NY Free Press 1998Description: xvi, 238 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-232) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Knowledge, work organisations and economic growth. /

by Arnal, Elena | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Ok, Wooseok | Torres, Raymond.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: At head of title:DEELSA/ELSA/WD(2001)4 Distribution date: 29 June 2001 Cover titleAvailability: (1)

Managing the crowd : rethinking records management for the Web 2.0 world. /

by Bailey, Steve.

Publisher: London, U.K. Facet Publishing 2008Description: xix, 172 p. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

New theories of welfare. /

by Fitzpatrick, Tony.

Publisher: Basingstoke, U.K. Palgrave Macmillan 2005Description: xvii, 239 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-236) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

OAK Law Project : Open Access to Knowledge (OAK). /

by Queensland University of Technology. The OAK Law Project.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. Queensland University of Technology 2009Summary: "Open access to knowledge is increasingly important both as an economic and social force. Our project aims to make sharing knowledge across domains, and the world, both legal and efficient. ; The project will develop legal protocols for managing copyright issues in an open access environment. At a technical level it will investigate provision and implementation of a rights expression language. The project will integrate with existing open access repositories at both legal and technical levels. It will provide a vital infrastructure for the open access landscape." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Older people and the internet : towards a 'system map' of digital exclusion /

by Berry, Richard | International Longevity Centre UK.

Publisher: London, U.K. International Longevity Centre 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography : p. 15Summary: Older people are significantly less likely to have access to the internet than the general population. According to recent research findings, 79 per cent of households below the state pension age have internet access, while only 37 per cent of households above the state pension age do so. This difference gives rise to the notion of the digital divide, between those who enjoy access to the internet and those who are excluded. There have been a number of attempts to widen access to the internet, among older people and other excluded groups. There are ongoing upgrades of Britain's technological infrastructure, increasing internet capacity throughout the country. There are initiatives to counter the financial barriers to inclusion, by providing subsidised equipment or free internet access, in people's homes or in public places. The state has also supported the provision of training in ICT skills over a number of years.Availability: (1)

Past it at 40? : a grassroots view of ageism and discrimination in employment. /

by SMA Associates.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2002Description: v, 61 p.Notes: A report undertaken for the Third Age Foundation by SMA Associates, a specialist organisation focusing on socioeconomic and regeneration issues, poverty and social exclusion. Researchers: Margaret Bass (jobseekers) ; Kemal Ahson (employers) Writer: Lucy Gaster ; Third Age Foundation: Sylvia Francis.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Re-imagining Australian society : visions and solutions : ACOSS 2005 Congress papers. /

by Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, N.S.W. Australian Council of Social Service 2006Description: 137 p.Notes: March 2006 Contents: Address to the Australian Council of Social Service / The Hon. John Howard (delivered by The Hon. Peter Dutton MP Minister for Workforce Participation) -- Taking responsibility for creating a better society / Eva Cox -- Australia's agenda - whose agenda / Larissa Behrendt -- 'Beggars can't be choosers' : welfare reform in context / Alison McClelland -- A working society / John Dalziel -- Industrial relations changes and the workplace : implications for the community services and welfare sector / Sheridan Dudley -- Industrial relations changes and the workplace : implications for the community services and welfare sector, don't mourn for me ... organise / Helen Creed -- Industrial relations changes and the workplace : implications for the community services and welfare sector / Senator Andrew Bartlett -- Affordable housing in modern Australia, over our heads, housing costs and Australian families / Julian Disney -- Great challenges of our times : the role of the third sector / Prof. David Yencken -- Address to the Australian Council of Social Service / The Hon. Kim C. Beazley -- A safe environment for children and families / Dr. Robin Sullivan -- A safe environment for children and families : support and education for families / Jane Woodruff -- Strengthening communities / Dr. Jeff Harmer -- Strengthening communities and ICT / Dr. Rod Badger -- Contemporary governance issues for the community sector / Christina Ryan -- Isolated and rural communities, how do they access health and other services / Mary Martin.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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