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'Will the real Aborigine please stand up' : strategies for breaking the stereotypes and changing the conversation /

by Gorringe, Scott | Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait slander Studies | Ross, Joe | Fforde, Cressida.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011 Bibliography : p. 16-18Summary: This paper provides a background to issues discussed at a workshop held by AIATSIS in December 2009, and offers some of the outcomes in order to provide a basis for further debate and dialogue and to inform future forums. The workshop focused on a matter of growing concern to many Aboriginal people - the prevalence of an erosive mindset of deficit which pervades many Aboriginal communities and its attachment to notions of identity, which includes perceptions of authenticity widely adopted from similar views held about Aboriginal people by non-Indigenous Australians. The workshop discussed issues such as: the identification of perceptions of identity within and outside Aboriginal Australia; how perceptions of authenticity arise and why they persist; the social impact of such perceptions; and the impact of legislation and policy that links entitlement to identity. Disengaging the language of disadvantage (or pathologising discourses) was identified at the workshop as fundamental to effecting change. As methods of producing change, participants identified the need for creating safe spaces for discussion, challenging mindsets, habits and conversations and co-creating transformative pathways.Availability: (1)

Aspirations for later life /

by Humphrey, Alun | National Centre for Social Research | Lee, Lucy | Green, Rosie.

Publisher: London, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department of Work and Pensions research.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 144-145 Includes AppendicesSummary: Research published today examines what aspirations people of all ages hold for their later life, what they are currently doing to prepare, and what enablers and barriers there are to achieving their aspirations. This study focuses on many of the social aspects of preparing for later life and specifically looks at what plans people are making for later life in their earlier years; what hopes or ambitions may motivate people as they approach later life; and, whether later life is viewed as an opportunity to do things people were unable to do in their earlier years or as a time to relax and do less.Availability: (1)

Australians attitudes towards wealth inequality and the minimum wage : a national survey of knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of wealth inequality and the minimum wage /

by Neal, David | Australian Council of Trade Unions | Govan, Cassandra | Norton, Mike | Ariely, Dan.

Publisher: Empirica Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 15 April 2011 Bibliography : p. 18 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The wealthiest 20% of Australians own 61% of the country's wealth. The poorest 20% own 1%. The wealth gap is large and growing, but how well are these economic trends known by the Australian public at large? Does the 'illusion of equality' impact support for policies that would bring greater equality to Australian society? The economic realities of wealth inequality are well understood and robust quantitative analyses of the phenomenon are regularly conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and by various researchers. What remains something of a mystery is how the Australian public views wealth inequality. Do they understand exactly how wealth is distributed across households in Australia? What degree of inequality do they regard as 'ideal'? Are their beliefs about wealth inequality - both what it is and what it should be - related to their beliefs about the major policy mechanisms governments can use to address wealth inequality (e.g., the minimum wage, progressive taxation)? The present research answers these questions.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)

Cultural Chameleons : an investigation into the construction and influences of working-class identities on the formal learning of white, baby-boomer males /

by Lovett, Trevor | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 9-11Summary: This paper outlines the findings of a qualitative, narrative, retrospective investigation into white, working-class, baby-boomer males? perceptions of their own formal educational experiences. The study while accepting the significance of the socio-economic/class correlation also identified important non-material influences of class on the participants? formal learning. The investigation revealed how discursively marginalized social identities negotiated their relationship with formal learning environments. Social persistence or continuity was considered problematic because many effects normally associated with a stratified social structure were not obvious in the research data. The study showed that the participants' educational potential was affected more by the dynamics of personal interaction than broad socially constructed differences. It was found that the educational and social opportunities of the participant sample tended to be a consequence of the respect individual actors showed for each other both within and outside the context of the school.Availability: (1)

Future babble : why expert predictions fail - and why we believe them anyway /

by Gardner, Dan.

Publisher: Carlton North, Vic. Scribe Publications 2010Description: xi, 305 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-292) and index.Summary: Future Babble examine why our brains yearn for certainty about the future, why we are attracted to those who predict it confidently, and why it's so easy for us to ignore the trail of outrageously wrong forecasts. In this fast-paced, example-packed, sometimes darkly hilarious book, journalist Dan Gardner shows how seminal research by UC Berkeley professor Philip Tetlock proved that pundits who are more famous are less accurate ? and the average expert is no more accurate than a flipped coin. Gardner also draws on current research in cognitive psychology, political science, and behavioral economics to discover something quite reassuring: The future is always uncertain, but the end is not always near.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Perceptions of elder abuse among Australian older adults and general practitioners. /

by Helmes, Edward | Cuevas, Marianela.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Perceptions of poverty : an insight into the nature and impact of poverty in Australia /

by Gallet, Wilma | The Salvation Army.

Publisher: Blackburn, Vic. The Salvation Army 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Australia is a developed country with social welfare policies and programmes designed to support the most disadvantaged within our community. Yet, at our Salvation Army service centres, we are seeing the need deepen and the level of disadvantage increase ? in our provision of crisis and transitional accommodation to people who are homeless; in our provision of food vouchers and assistance paying bills to people experiencing serious fi nancial hardship; and in our provision of support to more than 12,000 young people each year who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and have no family support networks to rely on. Across the board, the need is increasing.Availability: (1)

Racism /

by Varghese, Basil N.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. unpublished [1995?]Description: 13 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Basil N. Varghese, Community Educator, Brotherhood of St Laurence (1988-2008)Summary: This article explores issues of racism in education.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

The power of perception : debating homelessness in Australia 1970-2008. /

by Snaddon, Bill.

Publisher: Monash University 2008Description: 67 p. PDF.Notes: By Bill Snaddon Supervisor: Professor Mark Peel Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Understanding Muslim identities: from perceived relative exclusion to inclusion /

by Yasmeen,Samina.

Publisher: Crawley, W.A. Centre for Muslim States and Societies 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This research project interviewed males and females, Muslims and non- Muslims to assess their views on Muslims in Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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