ERIC Number: ED413503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
School-Industry Programs. National Survey 1996.
Ainley, John; Fleming, Marianne
The extent and nature of Australia's school-industry programs in 1996 were examined through a survey of 1,868 government and nongovernment schools and programs. It was conducted using a questionnaire similar to that which had been used in 1995. According to the 1,453 completed questionnaires (response rate 78%) by 11th and 12th grade students, 62% of schools provided school-industry programs in 1996 (16% more than in 1995). Programs with fewer than 10 days in the workplace were increasing fastest. Of the programs with more than 20 days in the workplace, 29% were in schools located in low or very low socioeconomic areas and 17% were in very high socioeconomic areas. No relationship between distribution of programs across industry groups and duration of work placements was detected. Rates of participation in school-industry programs by business size were as follows: microbusiness, 30%; small business, 31%; medium business, 22%; and large business, 17%. As in 1995, nearly all programs involved work placements during normal school days or a mixture of school days and time outside of school. In 77% of programs, supervisors trained students during their work placements. Fourteen percent of programs had formal arrangements for helping graduating students find jobs or places in further education, and 48% had informal arrangements. (Contains forty tables/figures and 32 references. The questionnaires are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Career Education, Coordination, Dropout Prevention, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Part Time Employment, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Australian Student Traineeship Foundation, Level 9, 76-80 Clarence Street, Sydney N5W 2000, Australia.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Student Traineeship Foundation, Sydney.
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: Australia