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Kilpatrick, Sue; Abbott-Chapman, Joan; Baynes, Hazel – 2002
The educational participation and retention of youth in education in Tasmania and factors affecting them were examined in relation to the patterns observed throughout Australia and elsewhere. The study established that Australian youth's participation in education, including school, vocational education and training (VET), and higher education,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Differences
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Johns, Susan; Kilpatrick, Sue; Loechel, Barton – International Journal of Training Research, 2004
This paper reports findings from a survey of former students from six Australian rural school clusters. It compares the experiences and outcomes of students who had participated in a school vocational education and training (VET) program with those who had not. School VET courses intended to provide a pathway to local employment appear to be…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
Kilpatrick, Sue; Bell, Rowena – 1998
Non-metropolitan Australia is diverse in terms of population density, educational experiences of the population, and the occupations and industries it supports. Rural adults are less likely to have post-school qualifications and work in manufacturing, property and business services, or finance and insurance. They are more likely to be older, have…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship
Johns, Susan; Kilpatrick, Sue; Mulford, Bill; Falk, Ian – 2001
A qualitative research approach was used to examine how one vocational education and training (VET) school in rural Australia contributed to its community and the complex role of leadership in the process. The study focused on the VET in Schools program in Cooktown in Far North Queensland. The following data collection activities were conducted:…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Dropout Prevention, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries
Kilpatrick, Sue; Bell, Rowena; Kilpatrick, Peter – 2000
A study examined the impact of high school vocational education and training (VET) courses on small, rural communities in Tasmania (Australia). Data were gathered from site visits and interviews with school principals, VET coordinators, and VET students from three rural Tasmanian high schools. Findings show that the programs met the immediate…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Foreign Countries
Johns, Susan; Kilpatrick, Sue; Falk, Ian; Mulford, Bill – 2000
A case study of a rural community in Western Australia examined factors responsible for the progress made in breaking down barriers between youth and adults and building community cohesiveness. Community documents and interviews with school personnel, students, and community members revealed that the high school worked with the community to build…
Descriptors: Community Development, Community Involvement, Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship
Kilpatrick, Sue – 1997
A project examined effective methods of delivering education and training to the residents of rural Australia through a literature review and five interview case studies of formal and nonformal training. Findings with regard to access were as follows: potential participants must be aware that the program exists and is for them; the program must be…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations
Kilpatrick, Sue; Crowley, Suzanne – 1999
Owners or managers of 181 Australian businesses employing fewer than 20 people in the construction, manufacturing, property and business services, and retail industries in 3 metropolitan and 3 nonmetropolitan locations were interviewed by telephone to identify how they used training to enhance their small business's success. Of those surveyed,…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Attitudes