Settlement outcomes of humanitarian youth and active citizenship: economic participation, social participation and personal wellbeing
This research summary reports on how young people aged 15–25 years old from humanitarian backgrounds are settling in Australia. We use data from the Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA) study, and make reference to the National Youth Settlement Framework, developed by the Multicultural...
English skills, engagement in education, and entrance into employment of recently arrived humanitarian migrants
The settlement success of humanitarian migrants is likely to be affected by many factors. This Research Summary explores three of these factors: English language proficiency; possession or acquisition of educational qualifications that can assist with getting a job; and becoming employed.
This research project shares experiences and case studies of Australian providers who have delivered or are delivering Australian education and training in Indonesia across all sectors, outlining models of engagement and regulatory settings for this delivery, together with an evidence base for Australia’s ongoing efforts...
This research paper synthesizes the findings of a detailed, multi-faceted market research initiative that measured and evaluated demand levels for standalone ELICOS programs among prospective Chinese students.
In Fiji’s linguistically diverse context, vernacular and English literacy priorities for preschool children are significant.
Immigrant and refugee women’s resourcefulness in English language classrooms: emerging possibilities through plurilingualism
Reports on refugee and immigrant women in Australia show these women have low literacy in their first language, limited English language abilities, and minimal formal schooling. With major funding cuts to the adult migrant education sector and persistent public ‘deficit views’ of immigrant and refugees’...
In this American Dream Literacy Initiative 10-year retrospective report, you'll learn more about how this grant has helped nearly 200 libraries across the United States enhance their services for adult learners.
(Re)Claiming social capital: improving language and cultural pathways for students from refugee backgrounds into Australian higher education
Educators and providers will have access to a new set of tools and resources to better support students from refugee backgrounds pursue higher education, following this national research project that examined students’ transition experiences.
Culture in the classroom of ESL learners: A case study of how culture is represented in the lessons of ESL children at a New Zealand mainstream primary school
This study investigated whether teachers at a New Zealand full primary school considered it important for culture generally, and the cultures of their English Second Language (ESL) learners' specifically, to feature in their teaching of ESL pupils. It also examined how the ESL learners' cultures...
The Australian government invites all interested parties to comment on a consultation draft of a revised English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Standards.