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Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Dr Phillip McKenzie

2000

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Vet In The International Arena, Phil Mckenzie Oct 2000

Vet In The International Arena, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

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Mapping Educational Research And Exploring Research Impact: A Holistic, Multi-Method Approach, Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, John Owen, Phil Mckenzie, John Ainley Mar 2000

Mapping Educational Research And Exploring Research Impact: A Holistic, Multi-Method Approach, Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, John Owen, Phil Mckenzie, John Ainley

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This paper discusses the main analytical techniques used in "Mapping Educational Research and Its Impact on Schools." The study considered the impact of the outcomes of educational research on the practice of teaching and learning in Australian schools and on educational policy and administration. Mixed methods were used, beginning with a review of the literature and the exploration of the Australian Education Index (AEI) educational research database. Documents were collected from faculties of education in Australia, and questionnaires about the use of educational literature were developed for postgraduate students (n=1,267), school principals (n=73), and representatives of 72 ...


Using Longitudinal Data For Research On Vet, Phil Mckenzie Feb 2000

Using Longitudinal Data For Research On Vet, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

Longitudinal studies can provide insights on young people's transition from education to work that other forms of data cannot. The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) program, which is managed jointly by the Australian Council for Educational Research and the Commonwealth Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DETYA), has now accumulated more than 20 years of data that follow successive cohorts of young Australians as they move through education and training and into the labour market. The data are added to every year. This paper explores the potential of LSAY data for research on VET, and also some ...


Mapping Educational Research And Its Impact On Australian Schools, John Ainley, Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, John Owen, Phil Mckenzie, Sebastian Misson, Trevor Johnson Dec 1999

Mapping Educational Research And Its Impact On Australian Schools, John Ainley, Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, John Owen, Phil Mckenzie, Sebastian Misson, Trevor Johnson

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This report provides an analysis of educational research and its impact on Australian schools. It has a particular focus on research done by academic staff and postgraduate students in university faculties of education, since around 90 percent of the resources involved in Australian educational research are located in those faculties. Within the total research endeavour the report concentrates on research concerned with Australian schools and schooling. The report developed an analytical framework drawn from the literature concerned with knowledge utilisation. The report has provided the most comprehensive mapping yet undertaken of the educational research that was underway in Australia in ...


From Initial Education To Working Life: Making Transitions Work, Phil Mckenzie Dec 1999

From Initial Education To Working Life: Making Transitions Work, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

The experiences of 14 countries in the OECD are examined in order to address the issue of transition from compulsory education to work change and how it changed in the 1990s. The report also examines the data in relation to the types of transition policies and how well they worked. The report also examines the complex and faceted national institutional arrangements that can result in successful transitions to working life. The report also examines the ways in which countries attempt to lay foundations for lifelong learning during the transition phase through changes to educational pathways and institutions.


School Governance : Research On Educational And Management Issues, John Ainley, Phil Mckenzie Dec 1999

School Governance : Research On Educational And Management Issues, John Ainley, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

In a number of countries the past 20 years have seen increases decentralisation of authority for a range of decisions to individual schools. A range of arguments has been advanced in support of decentralisation but a common belief is that shifting authority to schools will enhance the quality, effectiveness and responsiveness of public education. This paper argues decentralisation is not a unitary concept and can be applied to different elements of the teaching and learning environment: curriculum organisation, financial management, personnel management and resource allocation. Research that has investigated the impact of decentralisation itself on student learning outcomes has not ...


The Resource Implications Of Vet In Schools, Gerald Burke, Phil Mckenzie, Chandra Shah Dec 1999

The Resource Implications Of Vet In Schools, Gerald Burke, Phil Mckenzie, Chandra Shah

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This article is concerned with an aspect of the development of vocational education and training (VET) programs in schools, the likely resource implications of extending VET in schools. How much do VET programs cost, and how are those costs shared among the key parties involved, namely school systems, individual schools, VET providers, employers, and students? The level and distribution of costs are important, in terms of budgets for each party, but also for what they imply about the nature of VET programs in schools and students' access to them.