Sheldon Rothman


STEM pathways: the impact of equity, motivation and prior achievement

To improve pathways and outcomes for disadvantaged students in the future, this report finds that demonstrating to young people the value and applicability of mathematics in early adolescence was a key determinant of students’ future persistence in STEM.

Movement of non-metropolitan youth towards the cities

More than one third of young Australians from non-metropolitan areas relocate to a major city in the years immediately after leaving school and, although some return, non-metropolitan areas experience a net loss of a quarter of their young people. This report is the first Australian...

Non-apprenticeship VET courses: participation, persistence and subsequent pathways

The non-apprenticeship VET sector provides a successful pathway from school to further education and training for young Australians from all socioeconomic backgrounds, according to Julie McMillan, Sheldon Rothman and Nicole Wernert. They find that around 20 per cent of young Australians had enrolled in a...

Influences on achievement in literacy and numeracy

This report examines the influence of a range of factors on the literacy and numeracy achievement levels of Year 9 students in Australia. The data are from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), which studies the progress of cohorts of young Australians as they...