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Curtis, David D.; McMillan, Julie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2008
This study examines non-completion of Year 12 at school for a nationally representative sample of young people who were 15 years old and still attending school in 2003. The study explores relationships between non-completion and selected socio-demographic and school-related factors, and changes in rates of school non-completion from the early…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Adolescents
McMillan, Julie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2008
This Briefing charts the progress of young people through university: (1) What difficulties do they encounter in the transition from school to university study?; (2) How many persist in their studies and graduate?; and (3) What are the benefits of university study? It also examines the issue of demand for university places: How many young people…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Background, Graduation Rate
McMillan, Julie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
This report examines the pathways of recent school leavers who enter the higher education sector in Australia. The focus is on the first three years after completing senior secondary school. The report has four broad aims: (1) to provide estimates of the proportions of entrants who change courses or leave the higher education sector before…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Labor Market, Higher Education
Hillman, Kylie; McMillan, Julie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
Prepared by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) under an agreement with the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST), this report has three broad aims: (1) To describe the relationship between life satisfaction and participation in a range of post-school education, training and labour market…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Employment, Adult Education, Labor Market
McMillan, Julie; Rothman, Sheldon; Wernert, Nicole – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
Over the past two decades, both the number and the proportion of students undertaking formal study past the compulsory school years have increased dramatically. Between 1991 and 2000, for example, the number of people aged 19 and under participating in all forms of vocational education and training (VET) increased by more than 50 per cent (NCVER,…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Resource Allocation, Academic Persistence, Vocational Education