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'Swimming upstream' : young people and service provision under Job Services Australia /

by Rose, Jen | Youth Affairs Council of Victoria | Morstyn, Lisa | Tudehope, Alice.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Youth Affairs Council of Victoria 2011Description: 44 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2011 Bibliography : p. 42-44 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: YACVic has examined the provision of employment services to vulnerable or disadvantaged young people under the Job Services Australia (JSA) program. We have chosen to research this area because of the high rates of youth unemployment in Australia. As of June 2011, young people aged between 15 and 24 years were experiencing an unemployment rate of 11.0 per cent, significantly higher than that of the broader Australian community (4.9 per cent). Our report seeks to assess whether the JSA program is currently meeting the needs of young people in Australia. The report confirms the importance of all generalist and specialised youth JSA service providers adopting best practices when working with young people seeking employment. In addition, the report recommends that the JSA program provides greater recognition of social or non-vocational outcomes achieved by JSA providers for vulnerable young people and that the JSA program encourage JSA providers to adopt an integrated, flexible and highly individualised approach when working with vulnerable young people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A path to re-engagement : evaluating the first year of a Community VCAL education program for young people

by Myconos, George | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: viii, 47 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Summary Notes: Includes "A path to re-engagement : evaluating the first year of a Community VCAL education program for young people : research summary."Summary: In Frankston, the Brotherhood of St Laurence has developed a Community VCAL program tailored for young people aged 15 to 18 who have experienced barriers to mainstream education. Students undertake the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning - a Years 11 and 12 course which combines classroom tuition with vocational training and work placements - in a community setting rather than in a school. The evaluation of the inaugural year found that, notwithstanding some challenges, the program made a significant difference to the educational opportunities of most of its students. ; VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING (VCAL)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A positive influence : equipping parents to support young people's career transitions : evaluation of the PACTS program

by Bedson, Lois | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Perkins, Daniel.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: 33 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2006 Bibliography: p. 33Summary: This is the final evaluation of PACTS (Parents As Career Transition Supports), an innovative Brotherhood pilot project that aims to empower parents to better support their children's transition from school to work and/or further education by building their knowledge of post-school pathways and the contemporary job market. The study found clear benefits to parents, including providing relevant information and skills, addressing their concerns and fostering communication with children about career options, but also noted that the recruitment of parents to the program was resource-intensive.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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A window into the future : lessons from the Jobs Pathway Programme : case studies. /

by Kellock, Peter | Bruce, Colin.

Publisher: Ultimo, N.S.W.Website : http://www.dsf.org.au 2000Description: 49 p.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dsf.org.au/papers/57.htm' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:39:49 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: No items available

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education action plan : 2010-2014 /

by Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs.

Publisher: Carlton South, Vic. Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 45Summary: A national plan that commits all governments in Australia to a unified approach to closing the gap in education outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Education Action Plan 2010-2014, was developed by the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) as part of the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG's) reform agenda to improve life outcomes for indigenous Australians. MCEECDYA approved the plan in April 2010 and it was subsequently endorsed by COAG in May 2011.Availability: (1)

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)

Apprenticeship : which way forward? /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD 1994Description: 157 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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)

Approaches to supporting young people not in education, employment or training : a review /

by Nelson, Julie | National Foundation for Educational Research | O'Donnell, Lisa.

Publisher: Slough, Berkshire U.K. National Foundation for Educational Research 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This review forms one of a suite of four literature reviews that have been completed under the From Education to Employment theme. These reviews collectively identify strategies for assisting young people at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) to make effective transitions into learning or employment post 16. In 2011 one in five (22.3 per cent) young people aged 16-24 were unemployed (a total of 1.04 million). A slightly lower, but still large, proportion (19.2 per cent) of young people aged 16-24 were NEET. All four reviews build upon a large body of research on the reasons why young people are NEET, and on recent NFER research, which presented a 'segmentation' analysis identifying three discrete sub-categories of NEET young people aged 16-17Availability: (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).

At risk youth : a transitory state? /

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

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: By definition, youth transitions involve young people moving between school, post-school study and employment. It is a time of flux, as young people try out different school, post-school work and study options. But are those who don't find work immediately likely to make a poor transition? Given that many may well have a spell out of the labour force, we need to understand when this becomes a risk factor. This briefing paper draws on related research and some primary data analysis to consider whether being 'at risk' is a permanent or transitory state. It suggests that, rather than counting the numbers of young people who are detached from work, study or other meaningful activities, we should focus on those who remain disconnected.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)

Benefits to business through school-industry partnerships. /

by Figgis, Jane.

Publisher: [Sydney, N.S.W.] Dusseldorp Skills Forum and Australian Student Traineeship Foundation 1998Description: 36 p.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dsf.org.au/papers/42.htm' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:39:14 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: This report outlines a study which looked at the outcomes of structured work placements for senior secondary students in companies providing training in industry-standard competencies.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Bridging the gap : assisting early school leavers to make the transition to work

by MacDonald, Helen | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1999Description: xiv, 70 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Summary Notes: June 1999 Bibliographical references: p. 55-57. Appendices: p. 59-69Availability: Items available for reference: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (2).

Bridging the gap between the 'haves' and the 'have nots' : report of the National Education and Employment Forum (NEEF). /

by Feeney, Anne | Feeney, Denis | Norton, Marion | Simons, Rob | Wyatt, David | Zappala, Gianni.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. World Education Fellowship 2002; Australia Council Queensland 2002Description: 95 p : ill. (some col.).Notes: June 2002 Includes bibliographical references Website : http://www.wef.com.auAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building bridges report : service needs analysis and directory. /

by Varbaro, Rocky | Dandenong and Springvale School Focused Youth Service.

Publisher: Dandenong, Vic. Dandenong and Springvale Community Health Services 2000Description: 139 p.Notes: April, 2000Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building engagement, building futures : our strategy to maximise the participation of 16-24 year olds in education, training and work /

by Great Britain. Department for Education.

Publisher: London, U.K. HM Government 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Increasing the participation of 16-24 year olds in learning and employment not only makes a lasting difference to their individual lives, but is central to our ambitions to improve social mobility and stimulate economic growth. Building Engagement, Building Futures sets out how our radical reforms to schools, vocational education, skills and welfare provision will all make a significant difference to young people's opportunities and support. The British Government recognises that in some areas we need to go further, in particular to help the most vulnerable young people at risk of long-term disengagement.Availability: (1)

Career moves : expectations and destinations of NSW senior secondary students /

by Marks, Gary | Australian Council for Educational Research | Underwood, Catherine | Rothman, Sheldon.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. NSW Board of Vocational Education and Training 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2011 Bibliography pp. 99-100 Appendix pp. 101-108 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The purpose of the project is to examine senior New South Wales students' expected educational and occupational pathways. It specifically analysed the post-school destinations of both Year 12 completers and early school leavers (or school non-completers) in the first year after leaving school and the educational and occupational expectations of students still at school. The expectations of university and vocational post-school study or training among students at school are compared to the expectations of their parents and teachers. Students' expectations are also compared to the actual participation at university and VET of the generally older cohort of school leavers. Students' Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) scores are analysed among students who gained an ATAR score. The report also documents students' expected occupations at age 30. Other aspects of the school-to-work transition analysed in this report include: influences on course selection, early school leaving, plans for further study, course level and field of study among those in post-school study or training, employment, unemployment and the main activities of young people not in full-time work education or work. The report documents many aspects of the school-to-work transition by gender, region, school sector and socioeconomic background. The report is based on data obtained from a representative survey conducted in late 2010 of approximately 6,100 NSW students who were in Years 10, 11 and 12 in 2009. The data also include information from parents (from one in three families) and teachers and principals at the sampled schools.Availability: (1)

Changing entitlements for the young unemployed. /

by Trethewey, Jenny | Burston, Olga.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1988Description: 37p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Changing the paradigm : education as the key to a socially inclusive future /

by Stehlik, Tom (ed.) | University of South Australia. School of Education | Patterson, Jan (ed.).

Publisher: Mt Gravatt, Qld. Post Pressed 2011Description: xvi, 173 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This book is about changing the paradigm of the established system of schooling in Australia. Education has long been recognised as the key to addressing intergenerational and social disadvantage, but the notion of a socially inclusive future is the particular concern of this book. Contributors from academic, policy and practice settings, drawing on the experience of South Australia's Social Inclusion Initiative School Retention Action Plan, provide examples and ideas for ensuring that the benefits of a quality education system are available to all children and young people in Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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