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Aspects of school welfare provision. /

by Craft, Maurice.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AGPS 1977Description: 129 p.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).

Conjoint behavioral [behavioural] consultation : promoting family-school connections and interventions. /

by Sheridan, Susan M | Kratochwill, Thomas R.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: New York, NY Springer 2007Description: xv, 220 p. + 1 CD-ROM.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Educational performance among school students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. /

by Zappala, Gianni | The Smith Family | Considine, Gillian.

Publisher: Camperdown, N.S.W. The Smith Family 2001Description: v, 19 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: January 2001 Website : The relationship between family socioeconomic status (SES) and the academic performance of children is well established in sociological research. A neglected dimension, however, are the factors that may influence educational outcomes within particular SES bands. This paper presents data on the educational performance of children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds and examines its variation as affected by traditional measures of SES as well as a range of other family, individual and contextual factors. This paper presents new data on a sample of over 3,000 students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds (students on The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program in 1999) to estimate the extent of socioeconomic, family, individual and contextual factors on school educational performance. Results obtained using binomial logistic regression techniques indicate that sex, unexplained absences, parental educational attainment, housing type, and student age are all statistically significant variables and predictors of academic performance. In contrast, ethnicity, family structure, the main source of family income, and geographical location do not significantly predict outcomes in school performance once other factors are controlled for. The finding that even within a group with considerable financial disadvantage, socioeconomic status as reflected by the level of parental education, was a key predictor of student academic achievement raises several policy implications. In brief, it supports the notion that the ‘social’ and the ‘economic’ components of the socioeconomic status equation may have distinct and separate influences on educational outcomes. While financial assistance to schools and families in need is important, policies and programs that also assist low-income parent/s in providing appropriate psychological and educational support for their children should also be promoted. Furthermore, in contrast to much publicised recent research and media comments on the negative effects of one-parent families on children, the findings do not support such a conclusion. Neither do the findings support the argument that one parent households may have relatively more detrimental effects on boys than girls. Consistent with other studies, however, the findings do confirm the existence of a significant gender gap in educational achievement among students from low socioeconomic status. The lack of significance of both ethnicity and geographical location once other factors are controlled for suggests that the current policy focus on boys’ behavioural problems is perhaps warranted. Finally, while geographical location was not a significant predictor of academic achievement, whether children live in private or public housing was found to be significant even after controlling for other factors. The significance of housing suggests that approaches to addressing disadvantage that are neighbourhood based should be encouraged. Availability: (1)

Establishing housing options for students : making education a reality. /

by Ardoch Youth Foundation Inc.

Publisher: Balaclava, Vic. The Foundation [1996?]Description: 37 p.Notes: Manual sponsored by the Esprit Cares Trust -- front cover.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Improving outcomes for students who are homeless : a discussion paper. /

by Archdall, Vivienne | Inglis, Robin.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Council to Homeless Persons ; Childrens Welfare Association of Victoria ; Youth Affairs Council of Victoria ; Victorian University of Technology 1996Description: 32 p.Notes: 'Prepared from a series of forums and workshops convened by the Council to Council to Homeless Persons' August 1996Summary: This discussion paper represents the collected thoughts and opinions of many educators, welfare workers, youth workers, teachers, academics, policy makers, and others interested in improving outcomes for students who are homeless.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reducing the risk : schools as communities of support. /

by Wehlage, Gary G | Rutter, Robert A | Smith, Gregory A | Lesko, Nancy | Fernandez, Ricardo R.

Publisher: East Sussex, U.K. Falmer 1989Description: 274 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Strengthening attachments : the report of the Prevention of Youth Homelessness Project. /

by Charman, Mandy | Brotherhood of St Laurence | McClelland, Alison | Montague, Meg | Sully, Vincent.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St. Laurence 1997Description: xviii, 172 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: October 1997. A project supported by: The Australian Youth Foundation ; The William Buckland Foundation ; The Sidney Myer Fund ; The Queen's Trust for Young Australians ; The Victorian State Office Youth Affairs Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Strengthening attachments: how schools and community agencies can help to prevent youth homelessness /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence. Prevention of Youth Homelessness Project.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence 1997Description: 7p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: See also: Strengthening attachments [B8502] : full report of the PYHP ; Getting it together [B8517] which describes the value of two types of programs: `Alternative Behaviours to Violence' and `Peer Mediation', carried out at Ballarat Secondary College.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Transition project : second implementation report, August 1997 to January 1998 : encompassing the Brotherhood of St Laurence partnership project in schools : `Work it out' with Brunswick Secondary College and `The Bridge' /

by MacDonald, Helen | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1998Description: 29 p. + appendices.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 1998 Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Work it out : a Brotherhood of St Laurence and Brunswick Secondary College partnership project : implementation to July 1997. /

by MacDonald, Helen.

Publisher: unpub. 1997Description: 19 p. + appendices.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 1997 SCHOOL WORK TRANSITIONAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

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