News and Events
- How Young People Are Faring 2010
- Australian Education Review 55 - School system designed for the past won't prepare young Australians for the future
- Signposts: Research points to how Victorian government schools have improved student performance
- 2009 Education and Training Statistics Directory
- Training Packages @ Work
- Dardee Boorai: the Victorian Charter of Safety and Wellbeing for Aboriginal Children and Young People
- Blueprint for Education and Early Childhood Development
This twelfth edition of How Young People are Faring (HYPAF), the 2010 report can be accessed at:
Australian Education Review 55 - School system designed for the past won't prepare young Australians for the future
To prepare for the future young Australians need an education that is holistic, flexible and encompasses a commitment to both work and life a new review of research concludes.
But, according to Australian Education Review 55, released by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), there is emerging consensus that a school system designed to meet the needs of Australia in the past cannot prepare today’s youth adequately for future challenges.
The review by Johanna Wyn of the University of Melbourne was prompted by papers delivered at last year’s ACER Research Conference held in Brisbane on the theme of Touching the Future: Building skills for life and work. The review draws on contemporary research to explore the goals of Australian education and how schools should prepare young people for work and life in the 21st century. The review can be found at: http://www.acer.edu.au/1/index.php/media-releases/detail/school-system-designed-for-past-wont-prepare-australians-for-the-future
This is a DEECD commissioned research paper. The findings provide an opportunity for school leaders to learn from the real experiences and successes of the Victorian education community. The findings may be the catalyst for change, provide new direction and next steps for developing schools, and provide reassurance that schools in difficult circumstances have pathways to success. It can be found at: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/researchinnovation/events/researchforum_signposts.htm
From the desk of Malcolm Feiner (Department of Justice), please find a Directory of Education and Training Statistics, 2009.
The link below provides access to an extraordinary amount of valuable data arising from all recent national ABS and non-ABS statistical collections which have education and training as a direct focus. It also includes a range of other national ABS and non-ABS data collections where the primary focus is not education and training, but which contain data relevant to education and training. Statistical collections are surveys, censuses, or administrative by-product data sets from which data are made publicly available.
This information is of great value for those preparing business cases and business plans as well as activities for strategic positioning plans. The information assists in undertaking demographic scans, accessing longitudinal studies, obtaining information from adult literacy surveys, analysing international student enrollment, education expenditure and costs, and many more reports.
Courtesy VISTA April Newsletter, www.vista.org.au/
Most of Australia’s Industry Skills Councils (ISCs) have released their 2009 environmental scans, with all scans expected to be made available in the next few weeks.
More information is available at http://www.tpatwork.com/ViewArticle.asp?articleid=3531
Dardee Boorai: the Victorian Charter of Safety and Wellbeing for Aboriginal Children and Young People
The Blueprint for Education and Early Childhood Development includes the following priorities:
- Release a strategy for improving participation and outcomes in areas of socioeconomic disadvantage, including regeneration projects to transform educational infrastructure and provision through the Victorian Schools Plan, and setting out Government priorities for partnerships between business, schools and early childhood services
- Improve transitions to and from school by piloting transition plans for children starting primary school and developing ways to further strengthen school responsibility for monitoring young people’s pathways
- Better support vulnerable young people by developing a strategy to improve educational outcomes for students who are homeless
- Ensure our system meets the diverse needs of Indigenous children and young people by continuing to implement Wannik, the Government’s strategy for Koorie students, and working with the Commonwealth to develop a strategy to support Koorie children in early childhood settings