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A social inclusion action plan : opportunities and challenges : discussion paper /

by Swinburne University of Technology.

Publisher: Hawthorn, Vic. Swinburne University of Technology 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010 Bibliography : p. 28 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This discussion paper outlines the challenges and opportunities for Swinburne University of Technology in responding to the emerging social inclusion policy agenda in Australia. One of the significant policy agendas of both the State and Federal governments is Social Inclusion. As a result of the Bradley Review of Higher Education, all Universities will be allocated targets to increase their enrolments of students from a low Socio-economic background. It will be critical for Swinburne to have a clear understanding how we will engage with such groups and build educational opportunities. As a dual-sector University, Swinburne is ideally placed to address these issues, having the capability of providing pathways for a very broad range of students and to ensure they are adequately prepared to succeed.Availability: (1)

An investigation of TAFE efficiency /

by Fieger, Peter | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Karmel, Tom | Stanwick, John.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 21Summary: Governments are interested in the relative efficiency of institutions, and in addition, information on efficiency can be used by individual institutions to benchmark themselves against their peers. The main factor that was found to affect efficiency, as defined in this paper, was degree of remoteness. Further, institute size is an important factor, with smaller institutes tending to be less efficient. This paper employs a mathematical technique known as Data Envelopment Analysis to examine the efficiency of TAFE institutes.Availability: (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)

Childhood economic resources, academic performance, and the choice to leave school at age sixteen. /

by Maani, Sholeh A | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research | Kalb, Guyonne.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2003Description: 28 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Conference report : reducing early school leaving : efficient and effective policies in Europe /

by European Commission. Directorate-General for Education and ulture.

Publisher: European Commission 2012Description: PDF. 18 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012Summary: "Professor Mariano Fernandez Enguita from the University of Salamanca, Spain, addressed early school leaving and school failure in the context of the growing difficulties schools have when it comes to attracting the attention of young people, providing relevant education in times of new media and information overflow and helping young people gain the most relevant skills they will need in future. ; Royston Maldoom, a British choreographer working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, looked at the perspective of young people who lack the necessary confidence and self-esteem to develop their skills. He gave a vivid account of how challenging them in dance projects shows them ways of reaching their objectives, not only on the dance floor. ; In four workshops conference participants discussed the challenges of developing a sufficient evidence-base to better target policies against early school leaving, of establishing co-operation across policy sectors such as education, youth, employment and health, of addressing drop-out from vocational education and training, and of promoting different forms of learning to keep disengaged young people in education and training. ; In their conclusions participants highlighted the need for strong political commitment, to involve children and young people, but also their parents and local communities in policies against early school leaving, and to support teachers and other education staff in their work."Availability: (1)

Counselling and therapy with refugees and victims of trauma : psychological problems of victims of war, torture and repression /

by Van Der Veer, Guus.

Edition: 2nd.Publisher: Chichester, U.K. John Wiley & Sons 1998Description: xiii, 191 p.Summary: The first edition of this book was acclaimed as a practical, insightful and humane guide for professionals in mental health, social work and voluntary and government agencies who are concerned with the care of refugees and other victims of political and military violence. These professionals can develop feelings of irritation, disappointment and hopelessness when their work seems not to have the expected result. Successful counselling and therapy require empathy with such victims of traumatic events. But empathy must be based on, and combined with, expertise and knowledge that is both scientific and research-based, and focused on the special needs of these victims. This book is written from the first-hand experience of a world expert in this field, and provides* A practical guide to clinical work with adult, child and adolescent victims* A conceptual framework which places treatment in the context of the main therapeutic approaches* A review of the research evidence that supports these methods of assessment and treatment* Many clinical examples and a full consideration of the special problems of communication across cultures and language barriers* Recognition of the special problems for professionals and volunteers dealing with these clients This new edition reflects the latest scientific and clinical work and knowledge, and will be essential for mental health professionals as well as for a wider readership of social, legal and administrative professionals who are concerned with the wellbeing of these victims. "A supremely accessible, comprehensive text on the effects of detention, torture, rape, exile, and culture shock, and how to understand and effectively help victims. It is also a vivid insight into traumatization and transgenerational suffering, and into transcultural and transtheoretical therapy. Harrowing yet timely, essential reading for frontline therapists and counsellors." -Colin Feltham, PhD, Sheffield Hallam UniversityAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economics and finance of lifelong learning. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001Description: 174p.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Availability: (1)

How well do our entry level training models fit the labour market of the 1990s ? /

by Sweet, Richard.

Publisher: unpub. 1996Description: 15 leaves.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

How young Indigenous people are faring : key indicators 1996-2006 /

by Long, Michael | North, Sue.

Publisher: Glebe, N.S.W. Dusseldop Skills Foum 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

How young people are faring [2000] : key indicators 2000 /

by Dusseldorp Skills Forum.

Publisher: Ultimo, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 2000Description: 15 p. + appendices.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report addresses questions such as: ; How are young people faring in their move from full-time education to fulltime work? ; What proportion of young people are at risk of not making a successful transition and how does this compare over time? ; How well do young people do in Australia compared with other similar countries? ; Is the educational level of young Australians improving? ; How do our levels of educational attainment compare with other countries?Availability: (1)

How young people are faring [2001] : a 2001 update about the learning and work situation of young Australians : key indicators 2001. /

by Curtain, Richard | Dusseldorp Skills Forum.

Publisher: Ultimo, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 2001Description: 17p. Includes tables.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: OctoberSummary: A 2001 update about the learning and work situation of young Australians -The third in a series. ; This report discusses three main indicators: ; 1.Proportion of the population aged 15 to 19 years not in full-time education and not in full-time employment. ; 2.Ratio of the unemployment rate among 15 to 24 year olds to the unemployment rate among 25 to 54 year olds. ; 3.Proportion of the population aged 20 to 24 years who have completed Year 12 or a post-secondary qualification.Availability: (1)

How young people are faring [2002] : key indicators 2002 : an update about the learning and work situation of young Australians. /

by Dusseldorp Skills Forum.

Publisher: Ultimo, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 2002Description: 26 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: A 2002 update on the learning and work situation of young Australians. ; This report discusses three main indicators: ; 1.Proportion of the population aged 15 to 19 years not in full-time education and not in full-time employment. ; 2.Ratio of the unemployment rate among 15 to 24 year olds to the unemployment rate among 25 to 54 year olds. ; 3.Proportion of the population aged 20 to 24 years who have completed Year 12 or a post-secondary qualification.Availability: (1)

How young people are faring [2003] : key indicators 2003 : an update about the learning and work situation of young Australians : including an analysis of how young Indigenous people are faring. /

by Dusseldorp Skills Forum.

Publisher: Glebe, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 2003Description: 50 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: How Young Indigenous People are Faring 2003 -- How Young People are Faring 2003 Media Release -- How Young People are Faring Symposium / Capt. David Elridge Speech -- How Young People are Faring Symposium / Maria Tarrant Speech -- How Young People are Faring: Key Indicators 2003Availability: (1)

Informing choice in post 16 education and learning /

by Crowther, Kathryn | Great Britain. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Publisher: London, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 URN 11/1364 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Report of a study commissioned by BIS to determine the type of information that would most effectively support learners, employers and advice and guidance intermediaries in making choices about post-16 provision. This included all government funded post-16 education and training, but not higher education provision. Underlying parent and learner survey data for this publication is also available in a machine processable format on the Transparency/Report Data webpage.Availability: (1)

Lifelong learning : proceedings of a symposium /

by Selby Smith, Chris (ed.) | Monash University-ACER. Centre for the Economics of ducation and Training | Ferrier, Fran (ed.).

Publisher: Clayton, Vic.Lifelong learning symposium (16 May 2002 : Victoria) 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 16 May 2002 Includes bibliographical references.Summary: The Monash University-Australian Council for Educational Research Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET) undertook the survey of lifelong learning and the world of work. The survey focuses on the world of work, and particularly on the need for retraining and upgrading of skills. To elicit the views of key stakeholders a full day symposium was held in Melbourne on 16 May 2002 ; and this monograph presents the symposium proceedings. It includes the presentations; the main points raised in the discussion sessions; and interviews with three individuals who were invited to the symposium and wished to attend, but in the event were not able to.Availability: (1)

Listen to me, I'm leaving : early school leaving in South Australian secondary schools. /

by Smyth, John | Hattam, Robert | Cannon, Jenny.

Publisher: Adelaide, S. A. Flinders Institute for the Study of Teaching, School of Education, Flinders University of South Australia 2000Description: ix, 339 p. : ill.Notes: Graphic designer: Tim SaundersAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Measuring Economic Returns to Post-School Education in Australia. Research Paper /

by Hui Wei | Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics catalogue no. 1351.0.55.032 Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2010=260 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Using the rich data provided by the 1981-2006 six waves of the full Australian Census, this paper estimates the rates of return to post-school education in Australia, with a focus on bachelor degrees. Both the internal rate of return method and Mincer?s human capital earnings function method are applied. The expected private rates of return from investment in bachelor degrees increased over time for males, from 13.1 percent in 1981 to 19.6 percent in 2001, and then dropped to 15.3 percent in 2006; the range was 18.0 percent to 17.3 percent for females over the same period. Drawing on the recent work of Heckman, Lochner and Todd (2005), this study also compares the two methods. The key difference is that the internal rate of return method can account for the effect on earnings of increased working experience associated with higher educational attainment, while Mincer?s method does not as it assumes parallel earnings experience profiles across different educational levels.Availability: (1)

Modelling changes in employer satisfaction between 2005, 2007 and 2009 /

by David Roberts | National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).

Publisher: [Adelaide, S.A.] Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper investigates change in employer satisfaction with vocational education and training (VET) between the years 2005 and 2009. Employer satisfaction was measured using the Survey of Employer Use and Views of the VET System, conducted biennially since 2005. Key measures from the survey are employer satisfaction with: vocational qualifications as a job requirement; apprentices and trainees; and nationally recognised training. To determine whether the distribution of responding employers accounts for the large differences in survey estimates, employer satisfaction is modelled taking into account the size and industry of responding employers.Availability: (1)

Neighbourhood measures : quantifying the effects of neighbourhood externalities. /

by Jensen, Ben | Harris, Mark N.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2003Description: 32 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

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)

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