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Hunter, Nicole – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2015
This report presents a snapshot of the academic performance of Australian children in the care of child protection services in 2013. Findings are based on the linkage of data from the Child Protection National Minimum Data Set and the National Assessment Program--Literacy and Numeracy. This report shows that the proportion of children in care…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Academic Standards
Watters, Alison – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2015
During the past three decades, extensive literature has accumulated on the early years of life for children. Research findings unequivocally agree that these years are a critical period of intense learning for children which provides the foundation for later academic and social success. This review explores the literature on the complex…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Child Development
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2015
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare developed a national data standards strategy and implementation plan to enhance the comparability, quality and coherence of information across the Australian education and training sectors, including early childhood education, school education, vocational education and training (VET) and higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, Data, Program Implementation
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2014
Governments, schools and communities throughout Australia are working to improve school attendance among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students using strategies such as incentive programs, improvement to literacy and numeracy skills, school-family partnerships, transport to school, attendance monitoring, ensuring that school is a welcoming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attendance Patterns, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2014
Governments, schools, and communities throughout Australia are working to improve school attendance among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students using numerous strategies. Currently, however, little is known about the effectiveness of these strategies and the key factors which underpin programs and strategies which are successful. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attendance Patterns, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2014
Governments, schools and communities throughout Australia are working to improve school attendance among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students using strategies such as incentive programs, improvement to literacy and numeracy skills, school-family partnerships, transport to school, attendance monitoring, ensuring that school is a welcoming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attendance Patterns, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders
Karmel, Tom; Misko, Josie; Blomberg, Davinia; Bednarz, Alice; Atkinson, Georgina – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2014
In recent years, the level of participation and attainment by Indigenous Australians in education and training has improved, yet substantial gaps still exist between Indigenous Australians and non-Indigenous Australians. Education has to be a key focus if the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous employment rates is to be closed. This report…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Job Training, Indigenous Populations
Pagnini, Deanna; Stylianou, Marianna; Kok, Bernadette; Johnson, Deanne – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2014
Increasing participation in higher education for under-represented groups has been a goal of both the Australian Government and Australian universities. In particular, the government has invested in a wide range of programs to support the efforts of universities to increase the enrollment and completion rates of: (1) Aboriginal and Torres Strait…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Measurement Techniques
Ware, Vicki-Ann – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2013
There is a strong body of literature on the types of youth mentoring programs and the dynamics of successful programs and mentoring relationships. This Resource Sheet draws on evidence from 45 studies. Over half were Australian studies, with additional evidence from research in other colonised nations such as New Zealand, Canada, and the United…
Descriptors: Mentors, Youth Programs, At Risk Persons, Indigenous Populations
Morgan, Kirsten; Schlumpp, Arianne – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2012
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are substantially over-represented in the juvenile justice system in Australia, and this over-representation is highest in the most serious processes and outcomes--particularly in detention. This bulletin examines the numbers and characteristics of Indigenous young people in the juvenile justice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Juvenile Justice, Indigenous Populations, Delinquency
Aalders, Rachel – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2012
Current research demonstrates relationships between child abuse and neglect, homelessness and criminal activity. This report presents key findings from analysis of a data set linking three community-sector data collections: Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP), juvenile justice supervision, and child protection notifications and…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Social Isolation, Juvenile Justice, Young Adults
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2012
The Children's Headline Indicators are a set of measures designed to focus policy attention and to help guide and evaluate policy development on key issues for children's health, development and wellbeing in 19 priority areas. They were endorsed by health, community and disability services ministers and education systems officials in 2006.…
Descriptors: Well Being, Workshops, Social Networks, Children
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2011
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has made a range of commitments to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians and in particular provide for a better future for Indigenous children. These commitments have re-focused the efforts of everyone working for a better future for Australia's Indigenous people. The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse…
Descriptors: Evidence, Indigenous Populations, Clearinghouses, Foreign Countries
Al-Yaman, Fadwa; Higgins, Daryl – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2011
The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse was established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to bring together evidence-based research on overcoming disadvantage for Indigenous Australians. The Clearinghouse provides access to a collection of information on what works to improve Indigenous people's lives across the building blocks identified…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Clearinghouses, Educational Policy
Sims, Margaret – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2011
The National Partnership Agreement for Indigenous Early Childhood Development (COAG 2008a) aims to halve the gap in mortality rates for Indigenous children under five within a decade, halve the gap for Indigenous students in reading, writing and numeracy within a decade, and ensure all Indigenous 4-year-olds have access to quality early childhood…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Health Services, Early Childhood Education, Family Programs
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