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Disadvantaged schools program review conference, 1-3 June 1984. Collected papers. /

by Commonwealth Schools Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth Schools Commission 1984Description: 1v.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Commonwealth funding for schools since 1996 : an update. /

by Harrington, Marilyn.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2004Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aph.gov.au/library/pubs/rn/2003-04/04rn41.htm' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:16:32 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Opportunities for youth . /

by Newspoll Market Research.

Publisher: Surrey Hills Dusseldorp Skills Forum 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dsf.org.au/papers/161/Newspoll_1.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:17:03 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: 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).

Benchmarks and growth and success : oh, my! /

by Kingsbury, G. Gage.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Schools, vocational education and training, and partnerships : capacity-building in rural and regional communities. /

by Stokes, Helen | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Stacey, Kathleen | Lake, Murray.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr4015.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:29:11 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).

Standards for school leadership : a critical review of the literature. /

by Ingvarson, Lawrence | Anderson, Michelle | Gronn, Peter | Jackson, Andrew.

Publisher: Acton, A.C.T. Teaching Australia 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://ta.uat.edna.edu.au/ta/webdav/site/tasite/users/ldeluca/public/Standards%20for%20School%20Leadership%20-%20A%20Critical%20Review%20of%20Literature' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:30:16 PM Status: Problem reported Details: HTTP status 500 - Server errorAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Report of the independent expert for the United Nations study on violence against children . /

by Pinheiro, Paulo S rgio.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.violencestudy.org/IMG/pdf/English.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:34:35 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

School readiness /

by Farrar, Estelle | Goldfeld, Sharon | Moore, Tim.

Publisher: West Perth, W.A. Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Growing up in an inclusive Victoria : Submission to the Victorian Government on the blueprint for Early Childhood Development and School Reform / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 20 p. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission on the Blueprint for Early Childhood Development and School Reform.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence welcomes the Government’s commitment to better integration of policies across early childhood and education as signalled by the newly established Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. This integration opens up opportunities for targeted and sustained assistance to significantly improve the participation and development of children from disadvantaged backgrounds, especially Indigenous children. The Brotherhood also welcomes the continuing priority on strengthening educational achievement over the next five years through the proposed reform agenda. We strongly support the Government’s commitment to building the learning, skills and productivity of Victoria’s children and young adults. We therefore welcome the broad thrust of measures and investment announced in the 2008–09 State Budget. We support the three areas in the Blueprint on which the next phase of reform will focus: system development and reform, workforce reform and parent and community partnerships. We can see some acknowledgement of the important role that a child’s environment exerts on his or her development but there is not enough recognition of the impact of multiple disadvantage on children and the subsequent need for resources. We also have strong concerns regarding the lack of acknowledgment of the vital influence that social circumstances and more specifically social disadvantage exert on educational participation, commitment to learning and achievement. The social context of children and young people may include, for example, parents’ poor physical or mental health or learning disabilities, material deprivation, Indigenous or refugee background, homelessness, domestic violence and substance abuse. Furthermore, there are other barriers that children and young people face in addition to those addressed in the discussion papers. These include learning difficulties and behavioural problems which impact strongly on educational participation and outcomes for individual students, as well as on the ability of teachers and schools to ameliorate the effects of disadvantage. Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1), Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Critically engaged learning : connecting to young lives /

by Smyth, John | Angus, Lawrence | Down, Barry | McInerney, Peter.

Publisher: New York, NY Peter Lang 2008Description: x, 205 p.Other title: Adolescent cultures, school and society ; volume 42.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-183) and index. School to work SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: "This book - the finale in a trilogy by the authors - traces the way in which a number of disadvantaged schools and communities were able to move beyond deficit, victim-blaming and pathologizing approaches and access resources of trust, relationships, connectedness and hope. It describes how these Australian schools and communities were able to benefit from working with 'street-level' bureaucrats who had reinvented themselves around notions of socially just forms of capacity-building. The book provides a set of insights into what is possible from a critical engagement for school and community renewal perspective, by working with the resources that exist within disadvantaged contexts, even in damaging neoliberal policy times."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A new federalism in Australian education: a proposal for a national reform agenda /

by Keating, Jack.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Education Foundation 2009Description: iv,56 p. : col., table. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Education Foundation, a division of the Foundation for Young Australians. Summary: This paper presents an argument and a proposed strategy for structural reforms in Australian schooling. It notes that while many aspects of Australian schooling are strong, some measures do not consistently indicate optimum performance, and there are signs that overall performance is weakening in comparison to the performances of the school systems in other economically advanced countries. In particular, combinations of trends in social geography and selectivity in schooling are leading to high concentrations of students with high levels of educational need. This has negative implications for the common national goal of higher levels of education and skills across the Australian community and Australia’s tradition of equality of opportunity in education or what the Ministerial Council for Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) (2008a) terms the ‘common good.Availability: (1)

School choice : how parents negotiate the new school market in Australia /

by Campbell, Craig.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2009Description: vii, 208 p. ; 21 cm.Notes: Includes index. Includes bibliographical references: p. [197]-203 and index. SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: "Parents are willing to move suburbs, compromise their financial security or give up travel to get their children into their preferred school. Most parents themselves were educated in public schools and contend they are satisfied with the experience, yet now many aspire to a private school education for their children. What is motivating parents and driving school choice? What are the implications for Australian society into the future? Drawing on extensive interviews with parents and school principals in independent, religious and public schools, School Choice gets to the heart of this movement for radical social change. The authors examine the aspirations of middle class parents, school marketing campaigns, government policy, and the changing nature of independent, religious and public schools."--Provided by publisher. ; Explores dilemmas parents face when choosing a school for their children, and the impact of the growing private school sector on families, schools and the community.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Resourcing schools in Australia : a proposal for the restructure of public funding /

by Keating, Jack | The Foundation for Young Australians.

Edition: | SOCIAL CHANGE | SOCIAL POLICY | FAMILY LIFE EDUCATIONPublisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Foundation for Young Australians 2010Description: ii, 50 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography 44-50 pp. This the second part of a proposal for national reform agenda developed by Professor Jack Keating, Education Foundation Thought Leader. The first part "A New Federalism in Australian Education" was published in 2009 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: In the context of a major Review of Funding for Schooling in Australia, this proposal responds to fundamental issues related to funding, such as the principles against which funding should be measured and the most effective means of distributing resources. It is the latest in a body of thinking dating back several years and a call to action by Education Foundation now a division of The Foundation for Young Australians) which seeks to stimulate discussion, thinking and policy change to improve the conditions for equity and quality of Australian schooling.Availability: (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)

Review of funding for schooling : emerging issues paper /

by Australia. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace elations.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Gonski Review.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Includes bibliographical references Chairman: David GonskiSummary: The aim of this emerging issues paper is to present the views heard by the panel during its preliminary listening tour that was undertaken during the latter part of 2010 across all states and territories. The panel heard views from over 70 education groups, including government and non-government education authorities, Indigenous education and special education representatives, and parent, principal, teacher and union groups. The views summarised in this paper are not those of the panel, but of those who generously shared their views with the panel. The issues and concerns raised in submissions to the review have also been incorporated. While a range of issues were raised, discussion broadly centred around seven key themes: (1) equity of educational outcomes; (2) recurrent funding; (3) capital funding; (4) targeted and needs-based funding, including funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students; (5) support for students with special needs and students with disability; (6) governance and leadership; and (7) community and family engagement.Availability: (1)

School's in for refugees : a whole-school approach to supporting students of refugee background /

by Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc 2011Description: xiv, 223 p. ; ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliography p.222-223Summary: This second edition has been produced in consultation with teachers and others in the community, health, family services and education sectors. It includes background information about understanding the refugee experience and the impact of trauma on learning, development and wellbeing to support those who work in and with schools. This resource also includes case studies, professional learning activities, templates and tools for teachers to use in their work, to assist planning and change processes in a school environment.Availability: (1)

A literature review of school practices to overcome school failure /

by Faubert, Brenton | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: 2012Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Economics Department. Working paper ; no. 68.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012 Bibliography : p. 27-30Summary: This working paper was prepared as part of the OECD thematic review Overcoming School Failure: Policies that Work, www.oecd.org/edu/equity. The project provides evidence on the policies that are effective to reduce school failure by improving low attainment and reducing dropout, and proactively supports countries in promoting reform. The project builds on the conceptual framework developed in the OECD?s No More Failures: Ten Steps to Equity in Education (2007). Austria, Canada (Manitoba, Ontario, Qu bec and Yukon), Czech Republic, France, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden took part in this project. This working paper is part of a series of papers prepared for the thematic review Overcoming School Failure: Policies that Work covering the topics of policies to reduce dropout and in-school practices to reduce school failure. These report have been used as background material for the final comparative report Equity and Quality in Education: Supporting Disadvantaged Schools and Students (OECD, 2012), which gives evidence on the policy levers that can help overcome school failure and reduce inequities in OECD education systems. It focuses on the reasons why investing in overcoming school failure -early and up to upper secondary- pays off, on alternatives to specific system level policies that are currently hindering equity, and on the actions to be taken at school level, in particular in low performing disadvantaged schools.Availability: (1)

Schools workforce /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Productivity Commission 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: "This report, the final in a series on the education and training workforces, is concerned with the schools workforce. The Commission has proposed a package of reforms for the schools workforce that gives priority to improving teacher quality and reducing teacher shortages, including to ameliorate educational disadvantage. It identifies a need to strengthen the use of evidence in policy making."Availability: (1)

Review of funding for schooling : final report /

by Australia. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace elations.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Gonski report.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011 Includes bibliographical references Chairman: David Gonski Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: High-quality schooling fosters the development of creative, informed and resilient citizens who are able to participate fully in a dynamic and globalised world. It also leads to many benefits for individuals and society, including higher levels of employment and earnings, and better health, longevity, tolerance and social cohesion. Overall, Australia has a relatively high-performing schooling system when measured against international benchmarks, such as the Programme for International Student Assessment. However, over the last decade the performance of Australian students has declined at all levels of achievement, notably at the top end. This decline has contributed to the fall in Australia?s international position. In 2000, only one country outperformed Australia in reading and scientific literacy and only two outperformed Australia in mathematical literacy. By 2009, six countries outperformed Australia in reading and scientific literacy and 12 outperformed Australia in mathematical literacy. In addition to declining performance across the board, Australia has a significant gap between its highest and lowest performing students. This performance gap is far greater in Australia than in many Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, particularly those with high-performing schooling systems. A concerning proportion of Australia?s lowest performing students are not meeting minimum standards of achievement. There is also an unacceptable link between low levels of achievement and educational disadvantage, particularly among students from low socioeconomic and Indigenous backgrounds. Funding for schooling must not be seen simply as a financial matter. Rather, it is about investing to strengthen and secure Australia?s future. Investment and high expectations must go hand in hand. Every school must be appropriately resourced to support every child and every teacher must expect the most from every child.Availability: (1)

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