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Against the odds : influences on the post-school success of 'low performers' /

by Thomson, Sue | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Hiliman, Kylie.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: 36 p. : ill., graphs, tables.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : pp. 32 Appendices : pp. 33-36 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The link between academic achievement and labour market outcomes is well established. But how well does a student's achievement in a test predict their later success in life? This study examines this question, with 'success' considered to encompass satisfaction with life together with the extent to which young people are fully occupied with education, employment or a combination of these. Low performers in mathematics in the 2003 Programme for International Student Assessment were the focus. The study found that 'low performing' status has little impact on future success. Further, students who saw the value of mathematics for their future success were more likely to achieve this success.Availability: (1)

Annual transitions between labour market states for young Australians /

by Buddelmeyer, Hielke | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Marks, Gary.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 35 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Having a choice of transition pathways from school to work, further education or training gives young people the best chance of success. Using the 1995 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, this study looks at the role post-school qualifications play in the year-by-year movement between labour market states by young people. Higher post-school qualifications are found to increase the chances of being permanently employed and provide protection against being persistently unemployed or out of the labour force.Availability: (1)

Apprenticeships and traineeships : participation, progress and completion /

by Ainley, John | Australian Council for Educational Research | Holden, Steve | Rothman, Sheldon.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Briefing ; no. 19.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010 Bibliography : p. 6 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This briefing paper draws together findings from two LSAY (Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth) research reports: 'Participation in and progress through New Apprenticeships'; and the 'VET pathways taken by school leavers'. These two reports use data obtained from young people who were in Year 9 at school in 1995 and whose educational and occupational activities were traced each year thereafter. Student characteristics, fields of training, commencement and completion rates, and reasons for discontinuing are all explored. This paper, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), is part of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth research program.Availability: (1)

Assessing the value of additional years of schooling for the non-academically inclined . /

by Dockery, Alfred Michael.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.acer.edu.au/research/projects/lsay/reports/lsay38.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:28:37 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Attitudes, intentions and participation /

by Khoo, Siek Toon | Ainley, John.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Report examines the relationship between students' attitudes to school participation in education and training, and the influence of these attitudes on participation in Year 12 and in further education and training in the context of earlier school achievement, social background, geographic location, language background and gender.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Attitudes, intentions and participation in education : year 12 and beyond /

by Australian Council for Educational Research.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Briefing ; no. 20.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This briefing paper draws on findings from several LSAY Research Reports which report on how student attitudes and engagement in the formative school years influence subsequent participation in post-compulsory education and training. Data is used from two LSAY cohorts: students who were in Year 9 in 1995, and students who were in Year 9 in 1998. Attitudes to school in the LSAY program are based on student responses to a set of 30 items, and intentions to further study are recorded in Year 9. This paper, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), is part of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) research program.Availability: (1)

Career advice in Australian secondary schools : use and usefulness /

by Rothman, Sheldon | Australian Council for Educational Research | Hillman, Kylie.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2008Description: p. 51.Other title: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Research Report ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2008 This report forms part of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth analytical program conducted by ACER under contract to the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). Bibliography : p. 29-30 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This report examines young people's participation in career advice activities while at school and their perceptions of the usefulness of the advice they receive. The data are from the 2003 15 year old cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY). Most members of this LSAY Y03 cohort were in Year 10 in 2003. The present report examines how much career advice students accessed in Years 10, 11 and 12 across three years of data collection (2003-2005). A smaller group of the cohort is followed each year; this group was in Year 10 in 2003, Year 11 in 2004, and Year 12 in 2005. For this group of more than 5000 young people, analyses were conducted to determine what influences their perceptions of the usefulness of career advice while at school.Availability: (1)

Completing university : characteristics and outcomes of completing and non-completing students. /

by Marks, Gary N | Australian Council for Educational Research.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2007Description: PDF.Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Course change and attrition from higher education . /

by McMillan, Julie.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Does combining school and work affect school and post-school outcomes? /

by Anlezark, Alison | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Lim, Patrick.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography p. 29 Appendices pp. 30-52 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: In this report the authors seek to answer the question of whether combining school and work is detrimental or beneficial to a student's school educational performance and labour market outcomes. They find that young people who combine school and work are distributed right across the school population. Results show that individuals can combine school and work with minimal impact on their study if the hours are modest and those working longer hours show a stronger orientation towards work than study. The authors used data from the 2003 cohort (Y03) of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth.Availability: (1)

Early post-school outcomes of Indigenous youth : the role of literacy and numeracy /

by Nguyen, Nhi | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Briefing paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2010 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Using data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), this briefing paper explores the impact of literacy and numeracy levels on the educational gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth. The paper focuses on the early post-school outcomes of Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people between 1999 and 2007. Raising the levels of literacy and numeracy for Indigenous youth would help to improve some of their educational outcomes. However, many Indigenous young people face multiple disadvantages, such as poor access to post-school education and poor health, in addition to low literacy and numeracy levels, which subsequently affect their outcomes.Availability: (1)

Early school leaving in Australia : findings from the 1995 year 9 LSAY cohort. /

by Marks, Gary N | Australian Council for Educational Research | Fleming, Nicole.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 1999Description: v, 38 p.Other title: ACER research report ; no. 11.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 1999 At head of title: LSAY Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth This report forms part of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth: a research program that is financially supported by the Commonwealth Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs.Availability: (1)

Education and happiness in the school-to-work transition /

by Dockery, Alfred M | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | [Dockery, Alfred Michael].

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: 46 p.: ill. tables.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Education is generally seen as enhancing people's lives. However, previous research has reported an inverse relationship between education and happiness or satisfaction with life: as education level goes up, happiness goes down. Using data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), this report examines the relationship between education and happiness. The impact of factors such as family circumstances and personality traits are also considered. The report finds that undertaking vocational qualifications such as an apprenticeship has a positive impact on happiness both during the training period and after completion. For university graduates, however, happiness declines following completion of their study.Availability: (1)

From education to employment : how long does it take? /

by Fitzpatrick, Darcy | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Lester, Laurence | Mavromars, Kostas.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: 35 p. : graphs, tables.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2011 Bibliography : pp. 32-33 Appendices : pp. 34 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: As Australia's population ages and much of the current workforce heads to retirement, making a smooth transition to the workforce becomes imperative for young people. Using the 1995 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, this project examines how long it takes for young people to move from education to work, and identifies factors that distinguish people who are able to move quickly into employment from those who take many months to find work. The report finds that, compared to their better educated peers, young people who do not finish Year 12 take significantly longer to get a job.Availability: (1)

Home-to-school transitions for financially disadvantaged children : final report /

by Smart, Diana et.al | The Smith Family.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Smith Family 2008Description: PDF.Notes: Bibliography: p. 50-55Summary: "This report seeks to identify the factors that facilitate or impede the school transitions of Australian children from financially disadvantaged families." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Income support and stigma effects for young Australians /

by Lee, Wang-Sheng | Oguzoglu, Umut.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Influences on achievement in literacy and numeracy /

by Rothman, Sheldon | Australian Council for Educational Research | McMillan, Julie.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2003Other title: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Research report 36.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: At head of title : Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. October 2003 SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: (1)

Life chances at 16 : life chances study stage 8

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: vi, 45 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: Stage 8 of the longitudinal Life Chances Study explored the situations of 125 young Australians (75 girls and 50 boys) from diverse backgrounds, their current engagement with school and work and their future plans at the age of 16. The survey responses confirmed the continuity and layering of disadvantage: for example, 16 year olds from low-income families with parents with limited education are more likely than their affluent peers to leave school early and less likely to plan university careers. The findings also showed diversity within socioeconomic groups, and posed the challenge of providing effective teaching and transition supports for all young people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Life satisfaction of young Australians : relationships between further education, training and employment and general and career satisfaction. /

by Hillman, Kylie | McMillan, Julie.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2005Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) 2006 Cohort : user guide /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Technical report 55.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2010 Includes bibliographical references INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This user guide has been developed for users of the LSAY data. It consolidates existing technical documentation and other information into one document. The guide aims to address all aspects of the data including: data restrictions, variable naming conventions, the structure of the data, classifications and code frames used, weights and derived variables.Availability: (1)

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