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Australian Council for Educational Research, 2020
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world's leading educational research centres. Since it was established in 1930, ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policymakers and professional practitioners. Throughout 2018-19, ACER continued to expand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Achievement Tests
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
Hillman, Kylie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2010
A number of research studies have linked poor school performance to declining motivation to learn, disengagement from school and early leaving (Astone & McLanahan, 1991; Kaplan et al, 1997). Research into student engagement distinguishes between behavioural engagement (participation in school-related and extracurricular activities), emotional…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Motivation
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
Curtis, David D. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2008
This report examines the vocational education and training (VET) pathways pursued by young people since leaving school. It investigates the characteristics of those who pursue VET, their persistence in those programs, and the labour force and related outcomes that they experience following their VET participation. The investigation uses data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Career Education, Technical Education
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
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
Hillman, Kylie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2008
This "Briefing" presents information about the initial tertiary education experiences, such as satisfaction with aspects of student life and changes to initial enrolments, of two groups of young people, based on two recent Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) research reports. One study focused on the first year experiences of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Student Attitudes, Educational Research, Adult 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
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
Marks, Gary N. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2006
This report focuses on the transition to full-time employment of young people who do not go to university. The majority of Australia's school leavers do not enroll in university, and it is important to better understand the pathways that they follow. The report uses a substantial longitudinal dataset to map the dynamics of the youth labour market,…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Employment, Part Time Employment, Unemployment
Dockery, Alfred Michael – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
In this report data from the 1995 Year 9 Cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) is used along with a variety of empirical approaches to assess the benefits of additional years of schooling for various groups of youth conditional upon their estimated propensity to engage in further schooling. Background material is provided…
Descriptors: Salaries, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Human Capital
Hillman, Kylie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
This report examined the experiences of young people during their first year of tertiary education. The data used in this report are drawn from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), which study the progress of cohorts of young Australians as they make the transition from secondary school to work and further education and training,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Adult Education, Postsecondary Education
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