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Ryan, Chris; Sinning, Mathias – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012
The training requirements of foreign-born workers may be different from those of native-born workers in similar jobs. Over recent decades Australian immigration policy has focused predominantly on accepting high-skilled migrants. Although this focus has resulted in the successful integration of foreign-born workers into the Australian labour…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Migrant Workers, Foreign Countries, Employment Patterns
Doyle, Leonie; Kurth, Brian; Kerr, Ella – 2000
The rise of the office economy and its impact on vocational education and training (VET) in Australia were examined by replicating the methodology used in Carnevale and Rose's U.S. study on the impact of the new office economy. Both studies took a functional approach to analyzing economic activities and the work force and focused primarily on…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Career Development, Career Ladders, Colleges
McKinney, Floyd L.; And Others – 1978
The project summarized here focuses on the interpretability of vocational education outcome data. The booklet first covers the project problem and background, project objectives, general plan of operation, and the analysis of extant data bases in vocational education. It then discusses a case study of differences in job placement rates reported by…
Descriptors: Accountability, Data Analysis, Evaluation Criteria, Job Placement
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Adkins, John; And Others – 1976
A project was designed to produce a broad description of current mining training programs and to evaluate their effectiveness with respect to reducing mine injuries. Aggregate training and injury data were used to evaluate the overall training effort at 300 mines as well as specific efforts in 12 categories of training course objectives. From such…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Accidents, Agency Role, Data Analysis
Adkins, John; And Others – 1976
A project was designed to produce a broad description of current mining training programs and to evaluate their effectiveness with respect to reducing mine injuries. The research strategy was built on the ranking of mines according to the effectiveness of their training with an effective training effort being defined as that training which is…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Accidents, Educational Programs, Industrial Training
Harrison, Laurie R. – 1978
This paper reviews the reasons that led to the Congressional mandate in 1976 for a national study of sex discrimination and stereotyping in vocational education and of the progress being made to reduce existing inequities and discusses the goals and methodology of the study, which is presently being conducted. First, in an introduction to the…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Information Needs, Interviews
Medrich, Elliott A.; And Others – 1994
This report examines data and data quality on vocational education and training available from the seven highly developed countries that make up the G-7: Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Following an introduction, chapter 2 describes the nature of vocational education and training opportunities at…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Developed Nations, Foreign Countries
Kearns, Peter – 2001
The generic skills needed for the new economy were identified through a review of research studies. First, the development of sets of key competencies/key skills in Great Britain, the United States, and Australia were examined. The U.S. model, which involves a broader, more flexible, and more holistic set of generic skills, was contrasted with the…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Comparative Analysis, Competency Based Education, Definitions