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Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Dr Phillip McKenzie

1998

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The Transition From Education To Work In Australia Compared To Selected Oecd Countries, Phil Mckenzie Dec 1998

The Transition From Education To Work In Australia Compared To Selected Oecd Countries, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This paper attempts to provide an international perspective on young people's transition from education to work in Australia. It draws on the Organisation for Economic Co- operation and Development (OECD) review of the education-to-work transition process in Member countries, on which the author worked from 1996 to mid- 1998. The first part of the paper provides some background on the OECD review. In the second part, transition structures, processes and outcomes are described in comparative terms, and strengths and weaknesses of the Australian approach are discussed.


International Developments In Vocational Pathways: Lessons For Australia, Phil Mckenzie Nov 1998

International Developments In Vocational Pathways: Lessons For Australia, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This paper attempts to distil lessons from international developments in the transition from education to work for the current debate on VET in schools in Australia. It draws mainly on the OECD's current review of the education-to-work transition process in Member countries. The first part of the paper provides some background on the OECD review. In the second section, key findings from the OECD project are presented and their implications for Australia discussed. The overall conclusion from the OECD review is that improving young people's transition from education to work requires policy coherence across a wide range of ...


Individual And Enterprise Investment In Learning In A Rapidly Changing Economy, Gerald Burke, Mike Long, Jeff Malley, Phil Mckenzie Jul 1998

Individual And Enterprise Investment In Learning In A Rapidly Changing Economy, Gerald Burke, Mike Long, Jeff Malley, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This paper reports on research undertaken to examine factors that inhibit or promote investment in learning. The context is the rapidly changing economy with a number of features that increase the need for ongoing learning but reduce the likelihood of it being accessed.


Country Note: Portugal: Report To The Portugese Government And The Oecd Arising From The Transition Review Visit, December 1997, Phil Mckenzie, Per Olaf Aamodt, Nevzer Stacey, Patrick Werquin Dec 1997

Country Note: Portugal: Report To The Portugese Government And The Oecd Arising From The Transition Review Visit, December 1997, Phil Mckenzie, Per Olaf Aamodt, Nevzer Stacey, Patrick Werquin

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


Opening Pathways From Education To Work, Marianne Durand-Drouhin, Phil Mckenzie, Richard Sweet Dec 1997

Opening Pathways From Education To Work, Marianne Durand-Drouhin, Phil Mckenzie, Richard Sweet

Dr Phillip McKenzie

The participation rate in education has been rising in OECD countries in recent years. Yet, on average around a quarter of young people leave school without completing their upper- secondary education. Many of the obstacles young school-leavers face are caused by failure or under- achievement at school. On the principle that prevention is better than cure, the pathways to work and adult life would be improved by aiming government policy first and foremost at reducing failure levels at school. This article explores differences between the experiences of people with low levels of qualifications in different OECD countries.


Thematic Review Of The Transition From Initial Education To Working Life, Phil Mckenzie, Marianne Durand-Drouhin Dec 1997

Thematic Review Of The Transition From Initial Education To Working Life, Phil Mckenzie, Marianne Durand-Drouhin

Dr Phillip McKenzie

The transition to work is "a key stage in laying the basis for continuing progression in learning and work throughout adult life" and "remains a key policy issue" among OECD members. For one thing, training and education—while presenting youth with diverse pathways—often fail to motivate youth, leaving them unsure of how to benefit from such opportunities. Those at greatest risk against the labour market must be taking seriously into account, but the same has to be done with those who have chosen to follow a tertiary education pathway. The transition process is tending to become longer. It is ...


Supporting Youth Pathways, Phil Mckenzie, Marianne Durand-Drouhin, Richard Sweet Dec 1997

Supporting Youth Pathways, Phil Mckenzie, Marianne Durand-Drouhin, Richard Sweet

Dr Phillip McKenzie

As ever greater value is placed on people's skills, knowledge and attitudes, the demand for learning and relearning over a lifetime is increasing. What are the current patterns of participation in education and other forms of learning, from infancy through adult years? What policy orientations have been adopted by governments to advance lifelong learning? To what extent do existing policies and practices take into account the new ways young people and adults will need to learn and the choices, interests, experiences and circumstances of learners themselves? These are some of the questions addressed in this new edition of Education ...


Country Note: Norway: Report To The Norwegian Government And The Oecd Arising From The Transition Review Visit, December 1997, Phil Mckenzie, Eleonora Schmid, David Stern, Richard Sweet Dec 1997

Country Note: Norway: Report To The Norwegian Government And The Oecd Arising From The Transition Review Visit, December 1997, Phil Mckenzie, Eleonora Schmid, David Stern, Richard Sweet

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.