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Thomson, Sue – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
This century has seen continued exponential growth in the use of digital technologies. In Australia, the proportion of students having access to a computer at home rose from about 91 per cent in 2000 to over 99 per cent in 2013, and access to the internet grew from 67 per cent in 2000 to 98 per cent in 2013. According to the 2013 report on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Information Literacy, Educational Resources
Wyn, Johanna – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2009
Australian Education Review (AER) 55 explores the goals of Australian education and of how schools should prepare young people for work and life. Section 1 provides an overview, discussing the nature of broad social and economic changes over the last 20 years, and their implications for the goals of Australian education systems today and for the…
Descriptors: Governance, Young Adults, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries
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
Khoo, Siek Toon; Ainley, John – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
This report examines the relationship between students' attitudes to school and intentions to participate in education and training, and the influence of these attitudes and intentions on participation in Year 12 and in further education and training. Students' attitudes to school, educational intentions and attainments are considered in the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Participation, High School Students, Foreign Countries
Thomson, Sue – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
This research study investigated the patterns of course choice in Year 12, and the consequences of these choices. The literature has pointed to differences in curriculum participation according to background variables such as social background and gender. If these choices lead to different but equal outcomes then there is no problem: there are…
Descriptors: Grade 12, Course Selection (Students), Postsecondary Education, Student Participation
Ainley, John; Corrigan, Matthew – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
New Apprenticeships provide a pathway from school to adult working life for a significant proportion of each cohort of young people and thus make a potentially important contribution to the formation of skills for individuals and for the community as a whole. New Apprenticeships are based on a formal combination of study and work that links…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Apprenticeships, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries
Bryce, Jennifer; Withers, Graeme – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2003
A "lifelong learning" orientation to education is seen as vital if young people are to thrive in the knowledge rich, constantly-changing world of today and the immediate future. This study identifies ways that the foundations for lifelong learning can be built in secondary schools. "Lifelong Learning" is interpreted as engaging…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Learning Strategies, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
Frigo, Tracey; Corrigan, Matthew; Adams, Isabelle; Hughes, Paul; Stephens, Maria; Woods, Davina – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2003
Despite some improvements over time, national statistics point to a continuing gap in the average English literacy and numeracy achievement of Australian indigenous students when compared with non-indigenous students. A longitudinal study by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has been monitoring growth in the English literacy…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Academic Achievement, Numeracy, Cultural Pluralism