ERIC Number: ED265273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Immigrant Australians, Education and the Transition to Work. National Advisory and Co-ordinating Committee on Multicultural Education. Discussion Paper No.3.
This discussion paper examines the schooling, and in particular the post-secondary educational performance and transition to work, of the ethnic minority communities in Australia. The first section gives a background on immigrants, education, and equity. Section 2 discusses patterns of immigration to Australia and the overall usefulness of research in this area. The next three sections discuss how immigrant groups approach schooling or post-secondary education, how schools or post-secondary institutions respond to immigrant groups, and how well immigrant groups achieve in the education they receive. In the context of the first topic, educational aspirations, motivations, and attitudes are considered and the relationship between multiculturalism and educational disadvantage is examined. The paper considers possible contributions that the education system can make to fostering social or cultural inequalities and examines the link between schooling, post-school opportunities, and aspects of curriculum structure and content. The final topic considers the distinction between educational attainment or retentivity and educational performance. A separate section is devoted to the issue of the transition to work, with consideration of how immigrant Australians approach this transition and how well their educational attainments translate into vocational outcomes. (CG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Attitudes, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Level, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory and Co-ordinating Committee on Multicultural Education, Woden (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia