ERIC Number: ED176112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
From School to Work: A Review of Major Research in Australia. Australian Education Review, No. 13.
This review draws together the findings of research in Australia concerning various aspects of the transition from school to work to assist policy makers (including educational administrators, school principals, employers, trade union officials, and politicians) in working in this area. Aspects covered in the review include the processes of occupational and educational attainment, including the background variables (such as sex, social class, ethnic origin, and geographic location) that contribute toward this attainment, and also the processes involved in the choice of occupations or the decision to continue education. The review also considers the attitudes of students to their school experiences and the attitudes of young workers to their work experiences. A recommendation is made for a close relationship between the world of work and education, highlighting in particular the special problems that certain (e.g., early school-leavers and ethnic minorities) have in relation to their school and work experiences. (JH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Choice, Career Education, Dropouts, Economic Status, Education Work Relationship, Educational Experience, Educational Research, Research Reports, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Influences, Status, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Work Experience
P. O. Box 210 Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 3122 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.