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Building learning communities : partnerships, social capital and VET performance /

by Allison, Janelle | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Gorringe, Scott | Lacey, Justine.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study examines the nature of the impact of vocational education and training (VET), and its project-based activities and partnerships, on the development of sustainable communities in regional Australia. It finds that VET plays a critical role as the entry point to learning and builds considerable social and other forms of capital in regional communities. The study points to new opportunities to integrate these assets into strategic regional development.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building sustainable adult literacy provision : a review of international trends in adult literacy policy and programs. /

by McKenna, Rosa | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Fitzpatrick, Lynne.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2004Availability: (1)

Building the capacity to innovate : the role of human capital /

by Smith, Andrew | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Courvisanos, Jerry | Tuck, Jacqueline.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2012Description: PDF.Other title: National Vocational Education and Training Research and.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2012 Bibliography p. 38Summary: In this paper, the authors examine the links between human resource management, including learning and development practices, and building innovation capacity. The survey component of the research found only limited evidence for the links between human resource management and innovation capacity, although some management practices such as the bundling of high performance work practices were found to have some association with innovation capacity. Subsequent case studies found a lack of understanding by large enterprises of the role of human resource management in fostering innovation capacity. This was seen to have implications for the tertiary education system in stimulating demand for innovation courses.Availability: (1)

Building the foundations : outcomes from the adult language, literacy and numeracy search conference /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 9 March 2011Summary: The importance of adult language, literacy and numeracy for greater workforce participation, productivity and social inclusion are well recognised, with both national and international research demonstrating the benefits of increasing proficiency for both individuals and communities. But there are still more questions to be answered, such as what is the extent of adult language, literacy and numeracy provision in Australia, and whose responsibility is it to fund such provision in the workplace? In September 2010, NCVER hosted a forum on behalf of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations to explore these questions and what needs to be done to find the answers. This paper presents a summary of those discussions and recommendations for future action.Availability: (1)

Casualisation and outsourcing : trends and implications for work-related training. /

by Vandenheuval, Adriana | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Wooden, Mark.

Publisher: Leabrook, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 1999Description: 49 p.Notes: June 1999 Includes bibliographical references (p. 46-48)Availability: No items available

Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners

by Burgoyne, Ursula | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Hull, Oksana.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2007Description: 40 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Supporting documents : Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners : advice to teachers support document Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners: support document Methodology and literarture review Bibliography : p. 38-39 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Study exploring the cultural, social, historical and psychological considerations impacting on Sudanese refugee youth in schools. Investigates the classroom management practices for teachers to address. The study draws information from two Australian states with high numbers of Sudanese refugee arrivals, New South Wales and Western Australia.Availability: (1)

Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners : advice to teachers : support document

by Burgoyne, Ursula | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Hull, Oksana.

Publisher: [Adelaide, S.A.] [National Centre for Vocational Education Research] 2007Description: 22 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Is a supporting document to the main report "Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners." ; This work has been produced by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) on behalf of the Australian Government.Summary: One of the aims of this study was to elicit data that may provide helpful advice to teachers in their quest to meet the learning needs of their Sudanese learners. The participants in the study were specialist teachers of adult English language, literacy and numeracy who were currently teaching adult Sudanese refugee learners, mostly from southern Sudan, and other professionals assisting Sudanese refugees in the settlement process. These professionals included representatives of the Sudanese community. Availability: (1)

Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners : suport document : methodology and literature review /

by Burgoyne, Ursula | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Hull, Oksana.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2007Description: 85 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Is a supporting document to the main report "Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners." SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This study utilised a qualitative approach to identify existing classroom management practices in the field, to explore the complexities surrounding such practices with a view to gaining new perspectives, and to identify ways of changing or improving practice in the light of the study’s findings. Participants in this study consisted of specialist English language, literacy and numeracy teachers in Western Australia and New South Wales currently teaching Sudanese refugee learners and people with expertise in refugee issues or in community work with Sudanese refugees. Data for analysis was gathered from the following sources: electronic survey telephone interviews with teacher respondents consultations with experts (face to face, telephone and email) This document contains a detailed account of the processes and findings from all three of the above sources of information. It also includes the research instruments used for the electronic survey and the semi-structured telephone interviews. The principles of confidentiality, informed consent, self determination of information and anonymity within the report were adhered to throughout the study. Availability: (1)

Crazy paving or stepping stones? : learning pathways within and between vocational education and training and higher education. /

by Harris, Roger | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Rainey, Linda | Sumner, Robert.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr4005.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:36:58 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This study examines patterns of pathways between and within vocational education and training (VET) and higher education. The researchers interviewed 49 students in South Australia who had participated in VET and/or higher education and who had been through more than one transition between VET and higher education. The study concludes that pathways, while not necessarily seamless, nor straightforward, do work for the students interviewed.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating learning spaces for refugees : the role of multicultural organisations in Australia /​ Beatriz Miralles-Lombardo, Judith Miralles, Barry Golding.

by Miralles-Lombardo, Beatriz | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Miralles, Judith | Golding, Barry | Australia. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2008Description: 50 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: Report | Support document Notes: Includes PDF link to "Creating learning spaces for refugees : the role of multicultural organisations in Australia —support document" by Beatriz Miralles-Lombardo ; Judith Miralles ; Barry Golding, pp. 30 ; "An Adult Literacy National Project report."--Cover. "Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations."--T.p. verso.Summary: Upon arrival in Australia, refugees are directed to various organisations, including multicultural community organisations. Multicultural community organisations are well recognised for helping refugees become self-reliant; what is not fully recognised, however, is the contribution these organisations make to the development of refugees’ learning. This study sought to examine the extent to which literacy and numeracy provision occurs in multicultural community organisations serving three particular refugee groups: those from Iraq, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Sudan. Given their diverse experiences, backgrounds and reasons for fleeing their homelands, refugees in Australia clearly have a range of different needs. The authors highlight that multicultural community organisations work to meet these needs by creating networks and relationships with refugees. The nature of these organisations, and the informal learning environment they provide, can help refugees to learn skills needed for life in Australia as well as build networks with other non-government and government organisations. Availability: (2)

Creating synergies : local government facilitating learning and development through partnerships. /

by Waterhouse, Peter | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Virgona, Crina | Brown, Richard.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr4013.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:32:19 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: This report documents the evolution and development of four learning communities in Victoria where local government has been involved. It investigates the challenges and complexities faced in getting these communities off the ground and the role that the vocational education and training (VET) sector has played. The study has highlighted the importance of recognising different stakeholders values and perspectives, appreciating multiple outcomes, and proactively managing the relationships between various groups of stakeholders.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Developing the child care workforce : understanding 'fight' or 'flight' amongst workers /

by Bretherton, Tanya | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Leabrook, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: 46 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibiography: pp. 43 - 46Summary: Higher qualifications in the early childhood education and care workforce are a central focus of new policy developed by the Council of Australian Governments. With new staffing requirements for early childhood education and care to be implemented through the National Quality Framework by 2014, it is timely to look at how child care providers develop their workforce. ; The sector has traditionally been a low skill?low pay environment. Despite the challenges faced by the sector, some employers have employed successful strategies to develop the skills of the workforce. Based on case studies of four early childhood education and care providers, this report investigates how particular employers are overcoming the low skill?low-pay challenges in the industry to improve workforce development.Availability: (1)

Differing skill requirements across countries and over time /

by Ryan, Chris | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Sinning, Mathias.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 36Summary: This report investigates skill matches to job requirements for workers in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. It might be expected that differences between the four countries in economic growth, technological innovation and structural change in the labour market may have led to differences in job skill requirements and use. This research finds, however, that the broad match of workers to jobs that use their skills is quite similar for the four countries, although some differences in the patterns of skill use over time were identified. This is one of the research reports resulting from a three-year program of research (Securing their future: older workers and the role of VET).Availability: (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)

Does support for VET reduce employee churn? : a case study in local government /

by Curry, Kath | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 28 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: To what extent do local governments use vocational education and training as a staff retention strategy? Human resources personnel from a selection of councils around Australia believed that a lack of career development or training opportunities might cause an employee to leave their organisation. The had some reservations about the quality and value of VET, but planned to continue to use it for staff development as it is the most widely available option. This paper is by a novice researcher from the Community of Practice program, which is part of NCVER's Building Researcher Capacity initiativesAvailability: (1)

Down the track : TAFE outcomes for young people two years on. /

by Sherman, Rebecca | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/statistics/surveys/publications/sp501.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:27:50 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dustman, milliner and watchcase maker : skilling Australia /

by Beddie, Francesca | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper was presented at the Professional Historians Association (NSW) Islands of History conference held on Norfolk Island in July 2010. It argues that the reliance on overseas workers to address skills shortages has been present ever since the first white settlement of Australia and suggests some areas for primary historical research. (NCVER summary)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 leavers at risk. /

by McIntyre, John | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Freeland, John | Melville, Bernice.

Publisher: Leabrook, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 1999Description: vi, 160 p.Notes: Presents information on the experiences of young adults from the Central Coast of New South Wales.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economic returns to education and training for adults with low numeracy skills . /

by Gleeson, Lynne | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr3L03.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:24:30 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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