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Chesters, Jenny – International Journal of Training Research, 2018
Between 1983 and 1993, grade 7/8 to grade 12 apparent retention rates more than doubled and secondary schools developed vocational education and training (VET) programmes as alternative pathways through secondary school. Previous research indicates that participation in VET programmes is associated with having low-educated parents and/or attending…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Background, Vocational High Schools, Nontraditional Education
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Chesters, Jenny – International Journal of Training Research, 2015
As the Australian labour market restructured during the 1980s and 1990s, Year 12 retention rates more than doubled between 1983 and 1993 secondary schools diversified to include vocational education and training programs as alternative pathways through school. From a human capital perspective, the completion of vocational qualifications in school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Secondary School Students
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Oliver, Rhonda; Grote, Ellen; Rochecouste, Judith; Exell, Michael – International Journal of Training Research, 2013
While needs analyses underpin the design of second language analytic syllabi, the methodologies undertaken are rarely examined. This paper explores the value of multiple data sources and collection methods for developing a needs analysis model to enable vocational education and training teachers to address the needs of Australian Aboriginal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Graham, Anne; Phelps, Renata; Kerr, Berenice; McMaster, Lee – International Journal of Training Research, 2004
Australia is currently witnessing a melding of its various education sectors and a gradual erosion of distinctions between school, vocational education and higher education. Such developments are leading toward a "seamless web" of post-compulsory education, a goal strongly articulated by governments, bureaucrats, business and educators…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, High School Students