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"On becoming a more positive school". /

by McCuskey, Erin.

Publisher: unpub. [1999]?Description: 31 p. + appendices.Notes: Report on consultations undertaken for the Positive School Environment Project, August - September 1997 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Applied learning after class /

by Pardy, John | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Other title: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference..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. 11-12 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: By foregrounding teachers, practices in the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) this paper illustrates how social class can be deployed to critically explain inequalities and differences in schooling. Applied learning is represented as a practical and 'un-academic' schooling option for the 'difficult to teach', and has similarities with earlier institutional forms of working class schooling as provided in Technical Schools. Schooling through VCAL prepares students differently than general schooling by instigating a new subjective and cultural shift in schooling. ; VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING (VCAL)Availability: (1)

Brotherhood : stories of courage and resilience : workbook /

by Brereton, Elida | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Burke, Peter | Chapman, Brad | Daughtry, Stephen | Hewlett, Bev | Hunter, Carmel | Miller, Jamie.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: iv, 56 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "Photography by Peter McConchie".Summary: This workbook is a companion for the book, Brotherhood: Stories of Courage and Resilience. This workbook is aimed at Year 9 and Year 10 students but can be adapted to all secondary students. The reflections and activities in this workbook can be used as a resource in different subjects. For example, they are suitable for social justice issues in Geography and History, and values education in subjects such as Religious Education and English. The purpose of this workbook is to provide students with a deeper understanding of the issues of poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion in Australia. This workbook also aims to influence young people's values, attitudes and beliefs, so they can reflect positive values in their present and future behaviour.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Counting the cost : parental experiences of education expenses : results from the 2007 Education Costs Survey

by Bond, Sharon | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: iv, 14 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2008 Bibliography: p. 13-14 2 copiesSummary: This report examines the survey responses of 58 low-income Victorian families about the cost of their 129 primary and secondary school-aged children s participation in formal education during 2007. Although the survey was small in scale, it revealed that these parents faced considerable difficulties in paying education expenses, resulting in some children missing out on vital activities. To reduce the rate of students disengaging or dropping out, the writers recommend policy changes to eliminate financial hardship as a critical barrier for children in disadvantaged families.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Data-informed research and practice : evaluating student achievement in secondary schools /

by Richardson, Carmel | Australian Council for Educational Research.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Eastern refugee pathways project : final project evaluation report. /

by Eastern Industry Education Partnership.

Publisher: Mitcham, Vic. Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) 2008Description: Text.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:35 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Effective pre-school, primary and secondary education 3-14 project (EPPSE 3-14) Final report from the key stage 3 phase: Influences on students' development from age 11 - 14 /

by Sylva, Kathy | Great Britain. Department for Education | Melhuish, Edward | Sammons, Pam.

Publisher: London, U.K. Department for Education 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department for Education. Research Report ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "March 2012"--Last page. Bibliography : p. 137. Includes AppendicesSummary: Since 1997 the Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education project (EPPE/EPPSE) has investigated the attainment and development of approximately 3,000 children from pre-school to the end of Key Stage 3 (KS3). This current phase of the research explored how different phases of education, especially secondary school, are related to students' attainment, social behaviour and dispositions at age 14 (Year 9 in secondary school) and the factors that predict developmental change. However, schools are not the only influence on students' development; families and communities matter too and these 'social' influences are carefully studied in EPPSE 3-14. The net effects of neighbourhood, pre-school, primary and secondary school are reported after taking account of individual student and background influence. The key findings include: ; Differences in academic attainment and social-behavioural development related to background emerged early (at age 3) and remained fairly stable to age 14. ; Students who experienced multiple disadvantage in the early years had an increased risk of poorer social-behavioural development and lower attainment at age 14. ; Positive parenting experiences, especially the early years Home Learning Environment (HLE) helps to promote better longer term outcomes. ; There were continuing effects of pre-school quality for later attainment in maths and science, but not in English. Higher pre-school quality also predicted better social-behavioural outcomes at age 14. The effectiveness (a 'value-added' measure) of the pre-school attended was also important for all three academic outcomes. ; High quality pre-school had particular benefits for children who had a poor early years HLE. ; ?Parents helped through 'active cultivation'. They valued learning, provided emotional support, and had high aspirations and standards of behaviour. They provided practical support by encouraging participation in extra-curricular activities etc. Parents' own resilience in the face of hardship provided a role model for their children's efforts. ; These parents recognised that pre-school developed literacy, numeracy and social skills as well as preparing children for school.Availability: (1)

Federal/state relations in education and the 2006 Work Relations case . /

by Marginson, Simon.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:42:35 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Home education transitions with formal schooling : student perspectives. /

by Jackson, Glenda.

Publisher: 2007Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:42:12 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Long-run trends in school productivity : evidence from Australia /

by Leigh, Andrew | Ryan, Chris.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University, Centre for Economic Policy Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Outside the United States, very little is known about long-run trends in school productivity. This paper presents new evidence using two data series from Australia, where comparable tests are available back to the 1960s. ; For young teenagers (aged 13-14), the authors find a small but statistically significant fall in numeracy over the period 1964-2003, and in both literacy and numeracy over the period 1975-1998. The decline is in the order of one-tenth to one-fifth of a standard deviation. Adjusting this decline for changes in student demographics does not affect this conclusion; if anything, the decline appears to be more acute. The available evidence also suggests that any changes in student attitudes, school violence, and television viewing are unlikely to have had a major impact on test scores. Real per-child school expenditure increased substantially over this period, implying a fall in school productivity. Although we cannot account for all the phenomena that might have affected school productivity, we identify a number of plausible explanations.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Markets in education. /

by Marginson, Simon.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 1997Description: xix, 332 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-323) and indexAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

National report on schooling in Australia : preliminary paper : national benchmark results : reading, writing and numeracy : years 3, 5 and 7. /

by Australia. Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:41:07 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsSummary: This report is part of the commitment of Australian Government Education Ministers to informing the public of progress made towards achieving the national goals for schooling in the twenty-first century.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

PISA Equally prepared for life? : how 15-year-old boys and girls perform in school /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publications 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report explores the educational performance and attitudes of males and females during childhood and adolescence. It opens with a general summary of gender differences measured outside of the PISA assessment programme and then considers the knowledge gained about gender-related issues from PISA 2000, PISA 2003 and PISA 2006 when reading, mathematics and science respectively were the major domains of assessment. Among the key findings: in reading in PISA 2000, females significantly outscored males in all countries; in mathematics in PISA 2003, males outscored females somewhat; and in the combined science scale in PISA 2006, there was no overall significant difference observed between males and females. However, when examining the various science competencies, knowledge components and attitudes to science, there were some marked differences.Availability: (1)

Positive School Environment Project. /

by McCuskey, Erin.

Publisher: unpub. [1999]?Description: 47 p. + appendices.Notes: Includes bibliographical references The report on an innovative project undertaken by Ballarat Secondary College East Campus in 1997/98.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The first year experience : the transition from secondary school to university and TAFE in Australia. /

by Hillman, Kylie.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' 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).

The Smith Family's learning for life program a decade on : poverty and educational disadvantage. /

by Zappala, Gianni | The Smith Family | Parker, Ben.

Publisher: Camperdown, N.S.W. Research and Advocacy Team, The Smith Family 2000Description: v, 27 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Vocational education and training, innovation and globalisation . /

by Curtain, Richard.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:25 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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