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ERIC Number: EJ908124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Cancellation of Indigenous Australians from the Apprenticeship Training Contract
Mangan, John; Trendle, Bernard
Education Economics, v18 n4 p377-394 Dec 2010
The vocational education and training (VET) sector is a major pathway to post-school education for indigenous students, yet questions are being raised about the capacity of the VET system to provide successful outcomes for the indigenous apprentices and trainees it attracts. Within a system plagued by high cancellation rates in general, indigenous apprentices appear to do particularly badly. This paper combines data from an administrative database on apprenticeship with income data from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing to provide an analysis of attrition rates for apprenticeship training contracts in Queensland, asking: Are cancellation rates for indigenous students significantly higher than those for non-indigenous students, and, if so, what factors are responsible for this? (Contains 7 tables, 2 figures and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia