ERIC Number: ED212433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-10
Reference Count: 0
The Schools Commission and School-Work Transition in Australia.
Randell, Shirley K.
The paper discusses some of the issues involved in the transition of students from school to work in Australia. First, there is an overview of the Schools Commission's views on school-work transition as expressed in its reports. The reports draw attention to the necessity for recurrent education to allow every member of society to have access to publicly provided education throughout life. Each of the reports highlights the school-work transition area as one where innovative projects are needed. Next is a summary of projects, funded through Commission programs, which focus on specific efforts at the secondary level to ease the transition from school to work. A large number of the projects are related to work experience, career education, vocational advisory centres, and school based activity programs for early school leavers. The last section of the paper discusses some of the constraints and tensions governing progress in school-work transition and makes recommendations for the future. It is argued that the crucial focus for action remains with the schools and the willingness and capacity of school communities to reassess the preparation they are giving students for adult life and to adjust their approaches accordingly. (CM)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Community Education, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Program Effectiveness, Reentry Students, Relevance (Education), Rural Areas, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, Youth
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia; Disadvantaged Schools Program (Australia)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian College of Education (20th, Perth, Australia, 1979).