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Ainley, John; Holden, Steve; Rothman, Sheldon – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2010
Apprenticeships and traineeships offer pathways from school to adult working life for a significant proportion of young people by formally combining study and work to link learning in the workplace with learning in an educational institution. They contribute in important ways to the formation of skills for individuals and for the community as a…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Young Adults, Education Work Relationship, Trainees
Rothman, Sheldon – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2009
This technical paper examines the issue of attrition bias in two cohorts of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), based on an analysis using data from 1995 to 2002. Data up to 2002 provided eight years of information on members of the Y95 cohort and five years of information on members of the Y98 cohort. This study suggests that…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adults
Rothman, Sheldon; Hillman, Kylie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2008
This report examines young people's participation in career advice activities while at school and their perceptions of the usefulness of the advice they receive. The data are from the 2003 15 year-old cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY). Most members of this LSAY Y03 cohort were in Year 10 in 2003. The present report…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Adolescents, Career Counseling, Longitudinal Studies
Rothman, Sheldon – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2008
The data for this "Briefing" are from the 1995 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY). The findings reported here are from three recent LSAY research reports, which are listed at the end of this "Briefing". The cohort comprises young people who were in Year 9 at school in 1995. Data in this…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Apprenticeships, Young Adults, Vocational Education
Coates, Hamish; Rothman, Sheldon – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2008
This "Briefing" looks at participation in VET in Schools programs by members of three groups of young people who have been part of Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) since 1995, when VET in Schools offerings experienced sustained growth. Highlights of this briefing include: (1) Student enrolments in VET in Schools have grown…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Young Adults, Vocational Education, Longitudinal Studies
Underwood, Catherine; Rothman, Sheldon – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2008
This "Briefing" provides a summary of students' experiences at school and their attitudes and perceptions of these experiences at ages 15 and 16. It is based on information obtained in both years from these young people who participated in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2003 and are now part of the Longitudinal…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Student Surveys
Hillman, Kylie; Rothman, Sheldon – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2007
This report focuses on a group of young people who were living in non-metropolitan areas in their final years of secondary school, and the pathways they followed in the years following secondary school, including their geographic mobility and participation in education, training and employment. Rural communities have long felt concern about the…
Descriptors: Migration Patterns, Young Adults, Adult Education, Rural Areas
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