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Weldon, Paul R. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2016
This report considers the extent to which Australian secondary school teachers are teaching subjects other than those in which they have specialised. It provides new data on the extent of out-of-field teaching overall and in a selection of subject areas, based on further analysis of the 2013 Staff in Australia's Schools (SiAS) survey. In addition,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Placement
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
Marks, Gary N. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2008
This report investigates the effect of post-secondary education and training on the occupation and earnings of young people. The majority of young Australians undertake further education and training after leaving school; understanding the pathways that they follow, and the impact of different types of experience on the early career can help young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Role of Education
Lamb, Stephen; Vickers, Margaret – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2006
Vocational education and training (VET) represents one of the most significant reforms to the senior secondary curriculum in Australian schools over recent decades. Introduced to expand curricular options and provide work-based training and qualifications, the numbers of students participating in VET have more than trebled since the mid-1990s.…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Postsecondary Education, Vocational Education, Longitudinal Studies
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
Hillman, Kylie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
This report focuses on a group of young people who are not involved in full-time education or the labour force, that is, they are not studying full-time, nor are they working or looking for work. The data used in this report are drawn from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), which studies the progress of cohorts of young…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Profiles
Marks, Gary N. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
This report focuses on Year 12 students who apply to go to university but are not offered a place. This group is commonly referred to as indicating a level of unmet demand for university. The size and nature of the group are potentially important considerations in planning higher education. The report compares the Applied, no offer group with…
Descriptors: College Applicants, Young Adults, Socioeconomic Background, Educational Background
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
De Bortoli, Lisa; Cresswell, John – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
In 2000, Australia took part in the inaugural OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Approximately 500 Australian Indigenous students were assessed in PISA, providing a representative sample of the 15-year-old Indigenous population. This report presents the analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Mathematics Skills, Student Characteristics
Thomson, Sue; Cresswell, John; De Bortoli, Lisa – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. The overall aim of PISA is to measure how well 15-year-olds approaching the end of their compulsory schooling are prepared for meeting the challenges they will face in their lives beyond school.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives, Comparative Analysis
Cresswell, John – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
The primary focus of this report is to examine the effect that immigrant status and home language background may have on the performance of Australian students who participated in the OECD/Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA 2000). Approximately 5,477 students from 231 schools across Australia participated in the study. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Language Minorities