ERIC Number: ED238205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Youth Policies. A Report to the Honourable Robert Fordham M.P., Minister of Education, Victoria.
Shears, L. W.; Matthews, J. K.
Because there is no comprehensive policy in Australia for dealing with the problems or needs of youth, this study surveys research on issues, responsibilities, and services involving youth (in Australia, defined as those ages 15-19). The educational and governmental services provided by the federal and Victoria state governments are emphasized, including those agencies helping young people in receiving job training and placement and those providing social services, including education. The authors note the efforts both inside and outside government that further a comprehensive national youth policy. Research on youth and the labor market in Australia is summarized, with notable conclusions listed. For comparison, a survey of youth policies in 11 other countries examines those countries' youth issues, services, and agencies. After summarizing the findings on international and Australian youth policies, specific recommendations are made for developing a comprehensive youth policy for Australia. (JW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Victoria Education Dept. (Australia).