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Life chances and social exclusion : 11 years on. /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: 9 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented at ninth Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, 9-11 February 2005, Melbourne. Includes bibliographical references (p. 9)Summary: This paper explores factors in chidlren's disadvantages and their families social exclusion looking at changes over the years and asks what are the policy implications of the findings for social investment in the futures of our children.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Lift project Literacy in Families Together /

by Toomey, Derek | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Taylor, Janet.

Publisher: unpub. 1995Description: 70 p. + appendices.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Master photocopyAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Links between literacy and numeracy skills and labour market outcomes /

by Shomos, Anthony | Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2010Description: viii, 78 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 75-78Summary: Literacy and numeracy skills are one component of a person's human capital, and the focus of research in this paper. While raising educational attainment has been a longstanding goal of governments, more recently governments have focussed their attention on improving literacy and numeracy outcomes. For example, the Victorian Government's plan to improve literacy and numeracy skills aims to 'increase the proportion of young people meeting basic literacy and numeracy standards, and improve overall levels of achievement' To assist with achieving this goal, the National Assessment Plan - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) has been established, which includes reporting results on the literacy and numeracy levels of students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9, and how they have changed over time.Availability: (1)

Literacy and a lucky country. /

by Disney, Julian | Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Railway Square, N.S.W. ACOSS 1990Description: 19 p.Notes: Presented at The H.V. Evatt Memorial Lecture. National Conference of the United Nations Association of Australia, Melbourne, 7th Sept. 1990Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Literacy and numeracy skills and labour market outcomes in Australia /

by Shomos, Anthony | Australia. Productivity Commission | Forbes, Matthew.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2014 Includes bibliographic references pp. 73-77Summary: Literacy and numeracy skills form part of a person's 'human capital', and are important for economic and social participation. Research for Australia has found that having better literacy and numeracy skills increases the likelihood of positive labour market outcomes. This paper profiles the literacy and numeracy skills of Australia's adult population and assesses how important they are for two labour market outcomes; employment and wages.Availability: (1)

Literacy in the new millennium . /

by Lonsdale, Michele | McCurry, Doug.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr2L02.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:17:04 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: No items available

Literacy needs of non-English speaking background women : report of a research paper. /

by Foster, Lois | Rado, Marta.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Division of Further Education, Ministry of Education and Training 1991Description: 252 p. Bibliography: p.154-170.Notes: "This project was supported by a grant from the Division of Further Education, Ministry of Education and Training, Victoria"Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Literacy, numeracy and alternative dispute resolution /

by Cumming, J. Joy | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Wilson, Janice M.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2005Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Literacy, numeracy and disadvantage among older adults in England /

by Jenkins, Andrew | University of London. Institute of Education | Ackerman, Rodie | Frumkin, Lara | et al.

Publisher: London, U.K. University of London. Institute of Education 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011 Bibliography pp. 79-82Summary: This report sets findings from new research on the relationships between the literacy and numeracy levels of older adults and the extent of disadvantage in later life. The research consisted of a review of the literature and secondary analysis of a quantitative data source on older adults.Availability: (1)

Long-run trends in school productivity : evidence from Australia /

by Leigh, Andrew | Ryan, Chris.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University, Centre for Economic Policy Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Outside the United States, very little is known about long-run trends in school productivity. This paper presents new evidence using two data series from Australia, where comparable tests are available back to the 1960s. ; For young teenagers (aged 13-14), the authors find a small but statistically significant fall in numeracy over the period 1964-2003, and in both literacy and numeracy over the period 1975-1998. The decline is in the order of one-tenth to one-fifth of a standard deviation. Adjusting this decline for changes in student demographics does not affect this conclusion; if anything, the decline appears to be more acute. The available evidence also suggests that any changes in student attitudes, school violence, and television viewing are unlikely to have had a major impact on test scores. Real per-child school expenditure increased substantially over this period, implying a fall in school productivity. Although we cannot account for all the phenomena that might have affected school productivity, we identify a number of plausible explanations.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Mapping Indigenous education . /

by Biddle, Nicholas | Hunter, Boyd | Schwab, Jerry.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. Australian National University 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.anu.edu.au/caepr/Publications/DP/2004_DP267.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:29 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

National partnership agreement on literacy and numeracy : performance report for 2011 /

by COAG Reform Counicl.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. COAG 2012Description: xviii, 111 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report to the Council of Australian Governments 30 April 2012Availability: (1)

National report on schooling in Australia : preliminary paper : national benchmark results : reading, writing and numeracy : years 3, 5 and 7. /

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

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.mceetya.edu.au/verve/_resources/Benchmarks_2006_Years35and7-Final.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:41:07 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsSummary: This report is part of the commitment of Australian Government Education Ministers to informing the public of progress made towards achieving the national goals for schooling in the twenty-first century.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Older workers : research readings /

by Griffin, Tabatha (ed.) | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Beddie, Francesca (ed.).

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: 112 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references Contents : Introduction/Georgina Atkinson and Francesca Beddie -- Making the most of mature minds: issues, trends and challenges in making active ageing a reality/Jasper van Loo -- Employment at older ages in Australia: determinants and trends/Peter McDonald -- Ageism and age discrimination in the labour market and employer responses/Philip Taylor -- Economics of population ageing: Australia may not have a labour supply problem, but recent superannuation reforms have not helped/Bruce Headey -- Understanding mature-age workforce participation in Australia /Helen Kimberley and Dina Bowman --Older workers, employability and tertiary education and training/Stephen Billett. INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: One of the significant challenges facing Australia is the ageing of the population. This challenge has led policy-makers to consider how older workers can be kept in the workforce. To help generate discussion on older workers, NCVER commissioned six researchers to draft essays on various issues around keeping older Australians engaged with the workforce. These essays, and responses by six additional discussants, were presented at a roundtable held in Canberra in May 2011. Themes to arise from the roundtable included the need to consider the diversity of older workers, the challenges of low literacy and numeracy skills for some older workers, discrimination and stereotypes, and the recognition that not all older workers want to keep working.Availability: (1)

Overcoming exclusion through adult learning /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 1999Description: 178 p.Notes: At head of title: Centre for education research and innovationAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Parents making a difference : international research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program : publication in honor [honour] of Professor Avima D. Lombard. /

by Westheimer, Miriam (ed.) | Hebrew University of Jerusalem. School of Education. The ational Council of Jewish Women. Research Institute for Innovation in.

Publisher: Jerusalem, Israel The Hebrew University Magnes Press 2003Description: 344 p.Other title: International research on the Home Instruction for Parents of.Notes: At head of title: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, School of Education, The National Council of Jewish Women, Research Institute for Innovation in Education. Bibliography: p. 323-340 September 2008 Tim Gilley, Brotherhood of St Laurence co-authored Chapter 18.Summary: Begun in Israel in 1960, the HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) program is a family support, parent-focused, early childhood literacy program. This book compiles 17 evaluation studies of the program, from researchers and practitioners in 7 countries. The studies are organized around five themes: exploring theoretical perspectives; examining HIPPY's impact on children, on families, and on communities; and navigating the research process. Each chapter is followed by suggestions for the practitioner on how to integrate the evaluation findings into the daily life of the program Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Post-school plans : aspirations, expectations and implementation : a report prepared for the Smith Family.

by Beavis, Adrian | The Smith Family | Murphy, Martin | Bryce, Jennifer | Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Smith Family 2004Description: 88 p.Other title: Post-school plans : aspirations, expectations And implementation.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 2004 Summary: This study investigates the relations between post-school plans, family background and having a lifelong learning orientation.Availability: (1)

Prepare for life! : raising awareness for early literacy education /

by Maas, Jorg (ed.) | Ehmig, Simone (ed.) | Seelmann, Carolin (ed.).

Publisher: Mainz, Germany Stiftung Lesen 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "Results and implications of the International Conference of Experts 2013" Includes bibliographic referencesSummary: Reading is vital for education and the key to social participation. International studies show that too few people around the globe can read and write sufficiently to master the challenges posed by life today. According to the PISA study, in Europe alone some 20 per cent of young people at the age of 15 lack basic reading and writing skills. That means, on the one hand, that one young person in five in Europe is not adequately prepared for entering the world of work. On the other, it means they have not received the attention and assistance they required in the past.Availability: (1)

Quite literally : problem words and how to use them. /

by Hicks, Wynford.

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2004Description: xiv, 251 p.Summary: This is a book for writers and for those who love words. It provides a concise guide on the correct use of words with amusing examples from newspapers, magazines and books including The New York Times, The Guardian and The Australian.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Resource gateway : for teachers working with refugee young people in Victoria. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 2004?Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.immi.gov.au/media/publications/settle/_pdf/resource-gateway.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:26:51 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: The Gateway was produced by the Victorian Settlement Planning Committee's Refugee Young People and Transitions Working Group (RYPT), consisting of government and community organisations with extensive experience working with refugee young people. RYPT was commissioned to advocate for education and training needs of young people from refugee backgrounds living in Victoria. Through the Gateway the RYPT seeks to provide a simple but comprehensive way to access the growing body of research and programs focussed on young refugee learners.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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