The Teaching, Learning & Transitions research program focuses on the interconnections between education and training, the labour market, and the wider society. It involves research on the impact of participation in education and training on transitions in different domains (education, labour market and social), as well as the ways in which occupational, skill and social changes influence education and training policies. The program includes analyses of education policies and policy areas that impact on education in order to assess policy impact and effectiveness.
The program has a particular emphasis on the transitions that young people make within and from secondary school and vocational education and training. Transitions from the age of about 15 to their mid-20s are profoundly important. During this time young people generally establish their careers, move out of their parentsâ€™ home and attain adult status. The research examines a range of transition outcomes, the interactions between them, and the causal influences involved. The intent is to improve the knowledge base supporting policy making, especially for those who experience a problematic transition.
Areas of staff expertise include data collection and analysis, the economics of education, the sociology of education, and vocational education and training policy. Projects include research contracts and consultancies for governments, policy organisations, and education and training providers in Australia and overseas.
|Expectations, Transitions and destinations of NSW Youth||NSW Department of Education and Training||Gary Marks|
|Providing support for disadvantaged learners in Australian VET||National VET Equity Advisory Council (NVEAC)||Justin Brown|
|Apprentice Retention Evaluation||DEEWR||Phillip McKenzie|
|Equity in VET||TVET Australia||Justin Brown|
|Indigenous Youth Transitions||Victorian Ministerial Taskforce on Aboriginal Affairs, Department of Planning and Community Development||Justin Brown|
|Success despite the Odds? Outcomes for low-performing students in Australia||NCVER, LSAY Research Innovation and Expansion Fund||Sue Thomson|
|Evaluation – Teach for Australia (DEEWR)||DEEWR||Phillip McKenzie|
|Staff in Australia’s Schools Survey 2010||DEEWR||Phillip McKenzie|
|Australian School Teacher and Leader Survey (“Staff in Australia’s Schools”)||Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training||Phillip McKenzie|
|The impact of “Leading Australia’s Schools”||Teaching Australia||Stephen Dinham|
|Integrated Birth to 18 Learning and Development||DEECD||Stephen Dinham|
|Teaching Workforce in Australia||DEEWR||Phillip McKenzie|
|Education and training and the avoidance of financial disadvantage||NCVER||Gary Marks|
|Funding for Tertiary Education and Training||CEET, on behalf of the AQFC||Justin Brown|
|Youth Career Transitions||DEEWR||Phillip McKenzie|
|On Track Annual Student Surveys||Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development||Sheldon Rothman|
|Research Digest for the NSWIT||NSW Institute of Teachers (NSWIT)||Marion Meiers|
|NSW DET Best Start Literacy Assessment||NSW DET||Marion Meiers|
|Longitudinal Literacy and Numeracy Study (LLANS)||MCEETYA||Marion Meiers|
|Indigenous LLANS||MCEETYA||Nola Purdie|
|IEA Teacher Education Study - Maths||IEA||Lawrence Ingvarson|
|Gambling and Young People||Gambling Research Australia||Nola Purdie|
|Evaluation of the Aboriginal Literacy Strategy||Department of Education and Training WA||Nola Purdie|
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