ERIC Number: ED474019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan-29
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Overview of Transition Programs: Policies and Programs.
There is recent, widespread activity in Australian education and training sectors to improve the transition of young people from initial education to further education and training and employment. Many jurisdictions have conducted high-level reviews of the institutional arrangements underpinning the transition process. The focus has been mainly on broadening the purpose of the post-compulsory years of education and training for those age 15-19 years. Recently developed national goals and a conceptual framework for expanding vocational education in schools lay out the strategies to raise levels of achievement and skills of all young people to prepare them for adult life as active, responsible citizens. A seminal OCED report has conceptualized the major approaches, and these are a significant reference point for ongoing policy development in Australia. The central notion in the OCED framework is well-organized, flexible transition pathways that connect initial education with work or further study or training. It takes into account the lengthening period for successful transition to independent adult life and need to keep all young people moving along a positive track. This report focuses on: (1) "Key Concepts for Transition Pathways" (OCED parameters for transition); (2) "Snapshot: National, Commonwealth and State Strategies"; and (3) "Transition Strategies: Progress around Australia" (e.g., explicit, well-articulate pathways; lifelong learning skills; individual assistance for students at-risk; and community partnerships). (SM)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduation, High Risk Students, High School Graduates, Postsecondary Education, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, State Government, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Australia