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Can evaluating Indigenous students' aspirations make a difference? Results of an evaluation study

This paper presents findings from a study on the educational and occupational aspirations of Indigenous secondary students, which was commissioned by the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. 1,686 urban and rural, Indigenous and non-Indigenous secondary students were surveyed about their life goals, employment...
Report

Career moves: destination and satisfaction survey of 2005 HSC VET students in New South Wales

Vocational education and training (VET) in schools have been used in Australian high schools to help increase school retention. In New South Wales, student participation levels in these subjects have grown considerably, from 16% in 1996 to 44% in 2004. To examine the value of...
Report

Location, location, location

While our attention was turned inwards or focused on the Middle East and the threat of Islamic extremism, Australians have become comfortable with the neighbourhood. In this essay from the 'In the Neighbourhood edition' of the Griffith Review, Michael Wesley describes this as part of...
Journal article

Bringing Professional Experience to the Rural University Classroom through Community Play Sessions: Experiences of Pre-service Teachers and Families

This pilot study examined the experiences of 24 teacher education students and nine caregivers who participated in a weekly community play session on a rural University campus in NSW, Australia. Students completed a questionnaire at the beginning of the 13 week semester and at the...
Journal article

Building regional adaptive capability through a local government insider-researcher network

This paper reports on the development and early deployment stages of an on-going local government 'insider-researcher' network. This represents a new model for research engagement and development between regional universities and local councils. It serves as an infrastructure to generate multi-level benefits to the parties...
Journal article

Choices and Chances in Programs and Plans for the Gaining of Credentials: Perspectives from a Small Rural High School

Research about rural education, and education policy directions for rural schools, are set against formal measures of 'disadvantage'. These measures about rural 'disadvantage' have been defined, evaluated and compared to more 'advantaged' provincial and urban schools. Rarely has educational research or policy been 'inverted' to...
Journal article

Diabetes in rural towns: effectiveness of continuing education and feedback for healthcare providers in altering diabetes outcomes at a population level: protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

Background: Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic diseases internationally. The health complications associated with type 2 diabetes can be prevented, delayed, or improved via early diagnosis and effective management. This research aims to examine the impact of a primarily web-based educational...
Journal article

Digital Revolution or Digital Divide: Will Rural Teachers Get a Piece of the Professional Development Pie?

In order to sustain the rural education community, access to high quality professional development opportunities must become a priority. Teachers in rural areas face many challenges in order to access professional learning equitable to their city counterparts. In the current climate, the Federal government of...
Journal article

Diversity Management Strategies: Community Driven Employment Initiatives - Congolese Experience in Shepparton

A Review of Re-Settlement Services for Migrants and Humanitarian Entrants by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, May 2003, recommended seeking further opportunities to settle humanitarian entrants in regional Australia. Key recommendations of this and other reports included: While deemed structurally correct, the system...
Report

Evaluation of the Indigenous Youth Mobility Program

The objective of this evaluation was to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relation's management of the Indigenous Youth Mobility Program and the appropriateness of the program in assisting Indigenous youth in remote locations to undertake and complete...