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The Destinations Of Victorian School Leavers: Key Findings From The On Track Project, Phil Mckenzie, Trish Corrie Mar 2009

The Destinations Of Victorian School Leavers: Key Findings From The On Track Project, Phil Mckenzie, Trish Corrie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

On Track is a Victorian Government initiative designed to ensure that all students are on a pathway to further education, training or employment after leaving school. It involves making contact with Year 10 to 12 students in the year after they leave school to map their initial destinations and the factors involved, and offering assistance to school leavers who appear to be experiencing a problematic transition. In addition, a longitudinal component follows the post-school experiences of a sub-set of school leavers over a four-year period. The results are provided back to schools, tertiary providers, regions and LLENS to assist with ...


The On Track Survey 2008: The Destinations Of School Leavers In Victoria, Sheldon Rothman, Kylie Hillman, Phil Mckenzie, Gary Marks Dec 2008

The On Track Survey 2008: The Destinations Of School Leavers In Victoria, Sheldon Rothman, Kylie Hillman, Phil Mckenzie, Gary Marks

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


The Economic Crisis And International Education, Phil Mckenzie Dec 2008

The Economic Crisis And International Education, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


John Keeves And The Australian Council For Educational Research, Rebecca Leech, John Ainley, Phillip Mckenzie, Patricia Knight, Jenny Barnes, Renee Otmar, Maureen O'Keefe Dec 2008

John Keeves And The Australian Council For Educational Research, Rebecca Leech, John Ainley, Phillip Mckenzie, Patricia Knight, Jenny Barnes, Renee Otmar, Maureen O'Keefe

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This book has been produced as a tribute to the work and contributions of ACER's 3rd chief executive. Professor John Keeves on the occasion of his 85th birthday. Professor Keeves has made substantial contributions to key research studies, especially in mathematics and science education. His work laid the foundations for large scale assessments of student learning that are common place today and for better understanding the complex relationships between students home background, school factors and achievement.


Leadership : Is There A Looming Shortage?, Phil Mckenzie Oct 2008

Leadership : Is There A Looming Shortage?, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

Many school leaders will retire in the next few years and their potential successors report little attraction to the leadership role. The author considers whether Australia is really facing a looming leadership shortage. The Commonwealth Department of Education commissioned ACER to conduct the Staff in Australia's Schools (SiAS) survey in 2006 and 2007 to help fill data gaps around educator workforce issues, and to gather information to assist in future leadership planning. The article discusses the survey results, with particular reference to estimated numbers of teachers and leaders; age profiles; career intentions; and teachers' intentions to apply for leadership ...


Oecd Improving School Leadership Activity : Australian Country Background Report, Michelle Anderson, Peter Gronn, Lawrence Ingvarson, Andrew Jackson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Bill Mulford, Phil Mckenzie, Nick Thornton Dec 2006

Oecd Improving School Leadership Activity : Australian Country Background Report, Michelle Anderson, Peter Gronn, Lawrence Ingvarson, Andrew Jackson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Bill Mulford, Phil Mckenzie, Nick Thornton

Dr Phillip McKenzie

The report provides an overview of school leadership developments and issues in Australia, as a contribution to the OECD's Improving School Leadership Activity. Australia does not have a single school system. Under the federal political structure, education is the responsibility of the eight states and territories. While schooling across the country has many commonalities, there are a number of differences that affect school operations. The situation is made even more complex by the existence of a substantial and growing non-government school sector, which enrols 33 percent of all students and encompasses a wide variety of school types. However, in ...


Successful Youth Transitions: Insights From Longitudinal Data, Sheldon Rothman, Phil Mckenzie Jul 2006

Successful Youth Transitions: Insights From Longitudinal Data, Sheldon Rothman, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


The Teaching Workforce: Meeting Aspirations And Enhancing Motivation, Paulo Santiago, Phil Mckenzie Dec 2005

The Teaching Workforce: Meeting Aspirations And Enhancing Motivation, Paulo Santiago, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

Improving the quality, equity and efficiency of education systems is a key policy objective in OECD countries. No economy in the world can afford to neglect education. Major reforms are under way as countries strive to make lifelong learning opportunities available to all. Education Policy Analysis 2005-2006 provides a window on this rich international experience with chapters on: achieving quality, equity and efficiency in higher education; policy directions for the growing international market in higher education; valuing teachers: how to meet aspirations and enhance motivation; new tools for teaching and learning: formative assessment to help all students succeed; gender differences ...


Teachers Matter : Attracting, Developing And Retaining Effective Teachers, Phil Mckenzie, P Santiago, P Sliwka, H Hiroyuki Dec 2004

Teachers Matter : Attracting, Developing And Retaining Effective Teachers, Phil Mckenzie, P Santiago, P Sliwka, H Hiroyuki

Dr Phillip McKenzie

In April 2002 the OECD Education Committee launched the major Activity Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers. This is a collaborative project to assist governments design and implement teacher policies to improve teaching and learning in schools. The project was concluded in June 2005 with the publication of the final synthesis report.


Country Note: Germany: Report To The German Government And The Oecd Arising From The Teacher Policy Review Visit, September 2003, Phil Mckenzie, Gabor Halasz, Mats Eckholm, Peter Matthews, Paulo Santiago Dec 2003

Country Note: Germany: Report To The German Government And The Oecd Arising From The Teacher Policy Review Visit, September 2003, Phil Mckenzie, Gabor Halasz, Mats Eckholm, Peter Matthews, Paulo Santiago

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


Country Note: Austria: Report To The Austrian Government And The Oecd Arising From The Teacher Policy Review Visit, March 2003, Phil Mckenzie, Francoise Delannoy, Ben Van Der Ree, Stefan Wolter Dec 2002

Country Note: Austria: Report To The Austrian Government And The Oecd Arising From The Teacher Policy Review Visit, March 2003, Phil Mckenzie, Francoise Delannoy, Ben Van Der Ree, Stefan Wolter

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


Country Note: Belgium (Flemish Community): Report To The Flemish Government And The Oecd Arising From The Teacher Policy Review Visit, October 2002, Phil Mckenzie, Hilary Emery, Paulo Santiago, Anne Sliwka Dec 2002

Country Note: Belgium (Flemish Community): Report To The Flemish Government And The Oecd Arising From The Teacher Policy Review Visit, October 2002, Phil Mckenzie, Hilary Emery, Paulo Santiago, Anne Sliwka

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


Intellectual Capital : Managing The New Performance Drivers : Information, Resources And Basic Steps To Self-Evaluation, Fran Ferrier, Phil Mckenzie Dec 2001

Intellectual Capital : Managing The New Performance Drivers : Information, Resources And Basic Steps To Self-Evaluation, Fran Ferrier, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This document is a guide for enterprises on the measurement, reporting and management of the new performance drivers which are variously known as 'intangibles' and, when captured to produce value, as intellectual capital. The guide provides information, selected resources and a basic method for self-evaluation. It includes information and ideas to help enterprises of all kinds to better familiarise themselves with the new performance drivers, to manage them more effectively and to report on them more clearly.


Pathways For Youth In Australia, Phil Mckenzie Dec 2001

Pathways For Youth In Australia, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This paper discusses the concept of 'pathways' as an organising idea in Australian education and in the climate of a rapid decline in the number of full-time jobs available to 15 to 19 year-olds together with increasing education participation rates for the 15 to 24 year-olds. The two major objectives of the pathways concept are noted as connections between schooling and work for those who will not enter university or start apprenticeships, and helping young people navigate through an increasingly complex array of training and education options. The author profiles the pathways, analyses pathways policy and provides an overview of ...


Employability Skills For Australian Industry : Literature Review And Framework Development, David Curtis, Phil Mckenzie Dec 2000

Employability Skills For Australian Industry : Literature Review And Framework Development, David Curtis, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

Australia has assigned considerable resources during the 1990s in attempts to embed the Mayer Key Competencies into education and training provision, especially in the VET sector. However while there is general agreement that all young Australians need a set of skills which will prepare them for employment and further learning, there is a lack of consensus about what those skills should be. This report draws on Australian and international literature on key employability skills to: clarify concepts and terminology; analyse the principles and purposes in different approaches to key employability competencies; develop a framework of key employability competencies for use ...


An Evaluation Of Education And Training Financial Statistics: Report To The Australian Bureau Of Statistics, Gerald Burke, Ross Harold, Phil Mckenzie Dec 2000

An Evaluation Of Education And Training Financial Statistics: Report To The Australian Bureau Of Statistics, Gerald Burke, Ross Harold, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This report develops a framework for financial statistics for education and training in Australia, it reviews the current Australian education and training financial statistics against that framework and makes recommendations for further developments of financial statistics by the National Centre for Education and Training Statistics. The need for this study arises from known gaps in current data, inconsistencies or lack of important detail in the available data sets and new needs for education and training data arising from the changing nature of the workforce, globalisation and the increasing attention to lifelong learning both in and out of education and training ...


Issues In The Financing Of Higher Education And Vet, Gerald Burke, Phil Mckenzie Dec 2000

Issues In The Financing Of Higher Education And Vet, Gerald Burke, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This paper reviews options for providing additional funds for a tertiary institution and for improving efficiency in the use of funds. It reviews the context of the funding for VET and higher education in Australia and specifically for the Northern Territory, then considers some possible ways of increasing funding or reducing the costs of providing education and training. Ways in which public funding could be expanded are discussed, as is private funding, and finally ways of increasing the efficiency of delivery and hence reducing the cost per EFTSU or per student hour.


How To Make Lifelong Learning A Reality : Implications For The Planning Of Educational Provision In Australia, Phil Mckenzie Dec 2000

How To Make Lifelong Learning A Reality : Implications For The Planning Of Educational Provision In Australia, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This paper focuses on some of the key policy issues for furthering the goals of lifelong learning. The paper addresses five main questions: What is lifelong learning? What are the key elements of the policy agenda? What are the highest priorities? How much will lifelong learning cost? How can investment in lifelong learning be stimulated?


Ceet's Stocktake: The Economics Of Vocational Education And Training In Australia, Chris Selby Smith, Fran Ferrier, Damon Anderson, Gerald Burke, Sonnie Hopkins, Michael Long, Leo Maglen, Jeff Malley, Phil Mckenzie, Chandra Shah Dec 2000

Ceet's Stocktake: The Economics Of Vocational Education And Training In Australia, Chris Selby Smith, Fran Ferrier, Damon Anderson, Gerald Burke, Sonnie Hopkins, Michael Long, Leo Maglen, Jeff Malley, Phil Mckenzie, Chandra Shah

Dr Phillip McKenzie

The book builds on CEET's review of the economics of vocational education and training for the Australian National Training Authority in 1994. Seven chapters discuss: the overall purpose of the review; changing employment patterns; demand for VET; supply of VET; special supply issues; finance and market issues; and finally, future research, access and equity, and research impact.


Vet In The International Arena, Phil Mckenzie Oct 2000

Vet In The International Arena, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


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.


Longitudinal Surveys Of Young People: What Can They Provide, And How Do Australia's Data Compare With Other International Studies?, Phil Mckenzie Nov 1999

Longitudinal Surveys Of Young People: What Can They Provide, And How Do Australia's Data Compare With Other International Studies?, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This paper discusses the distinctive nature of longitudinal data and the types of policy and research questions they can address. The paper provides an overview of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) program, and how it compares with longitudinal surveys in other OECD countries. The LSAY program, which is operated by ACER with support from DETYA and all school authorities in Australia, has now accumulated 20 years of data on cohorts of young Australians as they move through education and training and into the labour market. The LSAY surveys probably collect more extensive information on young Australians' educational and ...


Measuring And Reporting Intellectual Capital, Looking Ahead: An Enterprise Information And Self-Evaluation Kit, Frances Ferrier, Phil Mckenzie May 1999

Measuring And Reporting Intellectual Capital, Looking Ahead: An Enterprise Information And Self-Evaluation Kit, Frances Ferrier, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


How To Stimulate Investment By Individuals And Enterprises In Lifelong Learning, Phil Mckenzie Apr 1999

How To Stimulate Investment By Individuals And Enterprises In Lifelong Learning, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

The issue of 'lifelong' learning has become an important issue in educational policy in state and national levels. At the international level, lifelong learning has been adopted as a key issue of the European Union and the OECD and UNESCO. This paper focuses on one key of the policy agenda: how to pay for lifelong learning. The paper opens with a discussion of the concept of lifelong learning, the costs associated with lifelong learning and how individuals and organisations can be stimulated by government initiatives to invest in lifelong learning.


What Differences Does A Research Centre Make?, Phil Mckenzie Jan 1999

What Differences Does A Research Centre Make?, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

Have key research centres brought about a significant change in the quality, quantity and impact of vocational education and training research in their particular fields? This article offers a personal response to this question through the authors experience with the Monash University-ACER Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET). It reflects on the ways in which the organisation's structure as a research centre enables a different way of doing vocational education and training research than individual researchers loosely linked together and on the processes of concentration and focus which lead to research of higher quality and greater ...