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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).

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).

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)

Overcoming disadvantage through the engaging classroom . /

by Black, Rosalyn.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Education Foundation 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.educationfoundation.org.au/downloads/Ros_Black_March_2006.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:39:10 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pathways and pitfalls : the journey of refugee young people in and around the education system in Greater Dandenong. /

by Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2004 Includes references and appendicesSummary: English as a Second Language (ESL) programs for new arrivals have a crucial role to play in providing young refugees with the necessary English skills to be able to make a successful transition into mainstream education and employment. The central role that English proficiency plays in determining the successful integration of migrants into Australian society is well demonstrated in this and other research. Due to the pivotal importance that initial intensive language learning experiences are likely to play in the settlement trajectory of newly arrived young people, the central focus of this research has been an analysis of the ESL New Arrivals Program (ESL NAP) in the City of Greater Dandenong. In particular, this research explored whether or not the ESL NAP was equipping young people with the necessary skills to make a successful transition into mainstream education and employment through interviewing service providers who work with young refugees and by interviewing some young refugees themselves.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Perceptions of reconciliation and related Indigenous issues among young residents of Shepparton. /

by Bourke, Lisa | Geldens, Paula M.

Publisher: 2007Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: No items available

Re-engagement, training and beyond : evaluating the second year of a Community VCAL education program for young people

by Myconos, George | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: x, 38 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Summary Notes: Bibliography : p. 37-38 Full report and Research summary PDF is of full report; Includes research summary " Re-engagement, training and beyond : evaluating the second 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 for 15 to 18-year-olds who have faced 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. The evaluation of the second year found that the CVCAL model can have a profoundly positive impact on "at risk" young people, though it has its own distinctive challenges. ; VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING (VCAL)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

School leavers in Australia : profiles and pathways. /

by McMillan, Julie | Marks, Gary N.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2003Description: xiv, 117 p. ; ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2003 Bibliography: p. 92-94Availability: (1)

School non-completers : profiles and initial destinations. /

by Curtis, Davis D | Australian Council for Educational Research | McMillan, Julie.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2008Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.acer.edu.au/lsay/research.html' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:19 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: "This study examines non-completion of Year 12 at school for a nationally representative sample of young people who were 15 years old and still attending school in 2003. The study explores relationships between non-completion and selected socio-demographic and school-related factors, and changes in rates of school non-completion from the early 1980s to 2005. There is a particular emphasis on how socio-demographic and school-related factors over that period have influenced early school leaving. This study also examines the use of an alternative measure of school completion , which incorporates participation in a vocational education and training program after leaving school." -- Executive summary.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Schools, education and social exclusion. /

by Sparkes, Jo.

Publisher: London, U.K.http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/publications/casepaper.asp 1999Description: iii, 38 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: URL: 'http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/publications/casepapers.asp' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:39:38 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: (1)

So much to do, so little time: part-time employment among secondary students in Ireland /

by McCoy, Selina | Smyth, Emer.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Student workers in high school and beyond : the effects of part-time employment on participation in education, training and work /

by Vickers, Margaret | Australian Council for Educational Research | Lamb, Stephen | Hinkley, John.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2003Description: vii, 35 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2003 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (1)

Submission to Review of Funding for Schooling / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Williamson, Jim.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: 35 p. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission to the Review of Funding for Schooling.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The submission details a number of key programs which the BSL has developed within Victoria and across Australia to increase school and home partnerships in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, and recommends that excellent initiatives, including the community VCAL program in Victoria, learning support programs, and student career pathway programs involving parents, are considered for scaling up nationally during the next funding period. ; VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING (VCAL)Availability: (1)

Submission to the MCEETYA consultation on the National Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Kamp, Annelies.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. : Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.), 2008Description: 11 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Brotherhood welcomes the reiteration of the collective responsibility for young people’s education and, in particular, the commitment of a new level of collaboration between all Australian governments in ensuring enhanced educational outcomes for all young Australians. We suggest that a commitment to enhanced intergovernmental collaboration is a necessary first step that will enable other stakeholders, including parents, communities and business, to contribute to improved educational attainment for all young people. In particular, there is a compelling need, as a priority in the post-compulsory years, for new funding models that align with current policy objectives. While schools will often recognise the need for a given young person to learn outside a school setting, some schools, particularly those in disadvantaged areas, are not able to ‘let go’ of sufficient student funding without compromising their staff/teacher ratios. This is an area for unprecedented intergovernmental agreement and action. We also strongly endorse the reframing of the National Declaration and, in particular, the recognition that in the current environment education rather than schooling is the key imperative. We welcome the move away from notions of teaching and curriculum to notions of learners who are also workers and community members and the need to be prepared for each of these roles. However, in establishing a goal for young Australians to be able to accept responsibility for their own actions (p.5), the government must not move the burden of responsibility for success to young people, some of whom are already dealing with major structural barriers and material deprivations that result from decisions of others and that profoundly affect their ability to act. The draft Declaration rightly elevates the attention given to supporting young Australians in becoming active and informed citizens. As noted in our submission on the establishment of an Australian Youth Forum (Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008), children and young people have a right to participate in the decisions that affect them, in accordance with Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Beyond this right, in the context of globalisation it is imperative that education focuses not only on the development of young people’s identity as worker but also on their identity as citizen. Historically, this focus on the worker/citizen has been a central concern of education systems; yet this balance has since the 1980s been skewed to focus on young people’s future worker identity (Seddon 2008). In a context of increasing diversity and inequality, the Brotherhood strongly endorses an enhanced focus on young people becoming active, informed citizens. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

The duration of paid parental leave and children's scholastic performance /

by Liu, Qian | Institute for the Study of Labor | Skans, Oskar Nordstr m.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: We study how the duration of paid parental leave affects the accumulation of cognitive skills among children. We use a reform which extended parental leave benefits from 12 to 15 months for Swedish children born after August 1988 to evaluate the effects of prolonged parental leave on children's test scores and grades at age 16. We show that, on average, the reform had no effect on children's scholastic performance. However, we do find positive effects for children of well-educated mothers, a result that is robust to a number of different specifications. We find no corresponding heterogeneity relative to parental earnings or fathers' education, or relative to other predictors of child performance. We find no effects on intermediate outcomes such as mothers' subsequent earnings, child health, parental fertility, divorce rates, or the mothers' mental health. Overall the results suggest positive causal interaction effects between mothers' education and the amount of time mothers! spend with their children. Since the institutional context is one in which the alternative is subsidized day care, the results imply that subsidizing longer parental leave spells rather than day care reinforce the relationship between maternal education and school outcomes.Availability: (1)

The educational and employment aspirations of Somali high-school students in Melbourne : some insights from a small study

by Omar, Yusuf Sheikh | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Paper presented at the 28th Annual AFSAAP Conference, Africa: Peace, Progress, Passion and Sustainability, Friday 25 November to Sunday 27 November 2005 University of New England, Armidale, NSW. 2005Description: ii, 31p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2005 Summary: This report, based on a paper presented at the 28th AFSAAP Conference 2005, documents a small study involving interviews with Somali high-school students and their parents in Melbourne. The aim was to describe and analyse the parents views of their children s education and the types of employment they saw as desirable, as well as the students perspectives and aspirations, set against the background of Somali educational tradition and the pressures facing families adjusting to a new country.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (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: 'http://www.acer.edu.au/research/projects/lsay/reports/lsay40.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).

The impact of VET in Schools on the intentions and achievements of young people /

by Nguyen, Nhi | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Briefing paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2010 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This briefing paper assesses the effect VET in Schools programs have on school retention, post-school vocational education and training (VET) and employment, and on young people's school and post-school aspirations. VET in Schools programs are seen as a way to increase Year 12 retention through broadening subject choices in the school curriculum. Research based on the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth suggest that, while participation in these programs has positive effects on attitudes to and satisfaction with school, it does not necessarily lead to increased Year 12 retention. However, participation in VET in Schools can influence a small group of students, who are intent on getting a job straight after school, to change their post-school plans to include further VET study or an apprenticeship or traineeship.Availability: (1)

The importance of observing early school leaving and usually unobserved background and peer characteristics in analysing academic performance . /

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

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The luck of the game : a study of school leavers in a Melbourne inner surburban school /

by Tinney, Margaret | Benn, Concetta | O'Neill, Judith.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St. Laurence 1974Description: 158 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: A research project of the Brotherhood of St LaurenceAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

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