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Chesters, Jenny – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
Opportunities for social mobility are generated by education systems designed to alleviate the effects of social origin by providing equality of opportunities and resources. The persistence of the strong association between socioeconomic status (SES) and child's educational achievement and attainment suggests that social origin continues to play…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Socioeconomic Status
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Niklas, Frank; Cohrssen, Caroline; Tayler, Collette – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
In Australia, emphasis in early childhood education policy is placed on the importance of the role of the family as a child's first educator, and finding effective ways to raise the effectiveness of parents in supporting children's learning, development and well-being. International studies demonstrate that the home learning environment (HLE)…
Descriptors: Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Numeracy
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Parker, Philip David; Marsh, Herbert W.; Ciarrochi, Joseph; Marshall, Sarah; Abduljabbar, Adel Salah – Educational Psychology, 2014
In this study, we tested the hypothesis that self-efficacy and self-concept reflect different underlying processes and both are critical to understanding long-term achievement outcomes. Although both types of self-belief are well established in educational psychology, research comparing and contrasting their relationship with achievement has been…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Self Concept
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Polidano, Cain; Hanel, Barbara; Buddelmeyer, Hielke – Education Economics, 2013
Relatively low rates of school completion among students from low socio-economic backgrounds is a key driver of intergenerational inequality. Linking data from the Programme for International Student Assessment with data from the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth, we use a decomposition framework to explain the gap in school completion rates…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Achievement Gap, Secondary Education, Graduation
Homel, Jacqueline; Mavisakalyan, Astghik; Nguyen, Ha Trong; Ryan, Chris – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012
This document was produced by the authors based on their research for the report "School Completion: What We Learn from Different Measures of Family Background," and is an added resource for further information. This study relies on two main sources to analyse how Year 12 completion is related to disadvantage: the Longitudinal Surveys of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Graduation, Predictor Variables, Socioeconomic Status
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012
The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) program studies the progress of several groups of young Australians as they move from school into post-secondary education and work. Since 2003, the LSAY program has been integrated with the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) conducted by the Organisation for Economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Longitudinal Studies, Individual Characteristics
Sikora, Joanna; Saha, Lawrence J. – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2011
This document was produced by the authors based on their research for the report "Lost talent? The occupational ambitions and attainments of young Australians", and is an added resource for further information. The purpose of this supplement is to provide greater detail about the background of research into the topic of human talent in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Human Capital, Talent
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2010
The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) is a research program that tracks young people as they move from school into further study, work and other destinations. This "User guide" has been developed for users of the LSAY data. The guide endeavours to consolidate existing technical documentation and other relevant information…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Youth, Foreign Countries, Guides
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2010
The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) is a research program that tracks young people as they move from school into further study, work and other destinations. This "User guide" has been developed for users of the LSAY data. The guide endeavours to consolidate existing technical documentation and other relevant information…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Youth, Foreign Countries, Guides