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The Initial Work And Education Experiences Of Early School Leavers: A Comparative Study Of Australia And The United States, Stephen Lamb, Russell Rumberger Dec 1999

The Initial Work And Education Experiences Of Early School Leavers: A Comparative Study Of Australia And The United States, Stephen Lamb, Russell Rumberger

LSAY Research Reports

This study examines the experiences of early school leavers from the United States and Australia in the first two years beyond secondary school. The results of the study indicate that similar percentages of students left school early in the United States and Australia - 21 percent in the United States and 22 percent in Australia. In both countries the study indicated that school leaving rates were substantially higher for students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, for students attending public and government school, and for students with low achievement levels. The study reported considerable differences between the two countries in when early leavers ...


Codebook: The Lsay 1995 Year 9 Sample Wave 3 (1997) Technical Paper No. 17, Nicole Fleming Nov 1999

Codebook: The Lsay 1995 Year 9 Sample Wave 3 (1997) Technical Paper No. 17, Nicole Fleming

LSAY Technical Reports

In 1995, a nationally representative sample of approximately 13,000 Year 9 students was selected to form the first cohort of the new Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth program. The sample was constructed by randomly selecting two Year 9 classes from a national sample of 300 schools designed to represent state and sector. Reading and numeracy tests were administered to students in their schools to provide information on early school achievement for use in later analyses of educational and labour market participation. Students also completed a background questionnaire about their educational and vocational plans and attitudes to school. In 1996 ...


Codebook: The Lsay 1995 Year 9 Sample Wave 4 (1998) Technical Paper No. 18, Nicole Fleming Nov 1999

Codebook: The Lsay 1995 Year 9 Sample Wave 4 (1998) Technical Paper No. 18, Nicole Fleming

LSAY Technical Reports

In 1995, a nationally representative sample of approximately 13,000 Year 9 students was selected to form the first cohort of the new Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth program. The sample was constructed by randomly selecting two Year 9 classes from a national sample of 300 schools designed to represent state and sector. Reading and numeracy tests were administered to students in their schools to provide information on early school achievement for use in later analyses of educational and labour market participation. Students also completed a background questionnaire about their educational and vocational plans and attitudes to school. In 1996 ...


Learning For Organizing: Institutional Reading Groups As A Strategy For Change, Peter D. Eckel, Adrianna Kezar, Devorah Lieberman Nov 1999

Learning For Organizing: Institutional Reading Groups As A Strategy For Change, Peter D. Eckel, Adrianna Kezar, Devorah Lieberman

GSE Publications

Organizing for learning is an important emphasis for AAHE, and rightly so. Colleges and universities should make institutional changes that promote better and more effective learning. Our experiences — from a national perspective at the American Council on Education (ACE) and ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education and from a campus-based perspective at Portland State University — suggest that before institutions can organize for learning, they must first learn for organizing.


Self-Study Compliance Overview Report, Wasc Committee Nov 1999

Self-Study Compliance Overview Report, Wasc Committee

Publications and Administrative reports

No abstract provided.


An Examination Of Multi-Institutional Networks, Nancy L. Thomas Oct 1999

An Examination Of Multi-Institutional Networks, Nancy L. Thomas

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

The purpose of this paper is to identify techniques for designing and maintaining effective multi-institutional collaborative projects that will also encourage the success of each individual institution. It contains recommendations regarding the formation and management of the networks. First, it reviews project goals and desired outcomes, with consideration of whether collaboration should be a means or an end. Next, the paper turns to strategies for forming and managing networks, with particular attention to the selection and role of a “project leader.” It then considers the role and responsibility of institutional participants, reviewing criteria for network participation and arguing in favor ...


The Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption And Academic Performance: Findings From The 1999 Lifestyles Survey, Patricia M. Fabiano, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Kristoffer W. (Kristoffer Williams) Rhoads Oct 1999

The Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption And Academic Performance: Findings From The 1999 Lifestyles Survey, Patricia M. Fabiano, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Kristoffer W. (Kristoffer Williams) Rhoads

Office of Survey Research

Western grade point average and alcohol consumption are studied.


The Measurement Of Socioeconomic Status And Social Class In The Lsay Project Technical Paper No. 14, Gary N. Marks Oct 1999

The Measurement Of Socioeconomic Status And Social Class In The Lsay Project Technical Paper No. 14, Gary N. Marks

LSAY Technical Reports

There is little doubt that soocioeconomic background is an important concept among social researchers and policy developers. First and foremost, the relationships between socioeconomic status with educational and labour market outcomes is an important indicator of the degree of social equity and the success of policies aimed at reducing social inequality. Although there is almost universal agreement on the importance of socioeconomic status there is little agreement on its conceptualisation and measurement. There are a variety of issues relating to socioeconomic status which have produced considerable debate. These include the explicit or implicit theoretical approach, whether continuous or categorical measures ...


Enrollment Report - Fall 1999, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1999

Enrollment Report - Fall 1999, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Enrollment Reports

The Enrollment Report provides administrative and delivery-site information on enrollment headcount and student credit hours, as well as the demographic characteristics of enrolled students. The purpose of this profile is to provide the undergraduate and graduate enrollments and student credit hour information by college or equivalent academic unit, class, gender and ethnicity.


Feedback, Accountability, And The Standards-Based System, Dannelle D. Stevens Oct 1999

Feedback, Accountability, And The Standards-Based System, Dannelle D. Stevens

Education Faculty Publications and Presentations

The standards-based system provides feedback and accountability, and, more importantly, it challenges educators to re-examine basic assumptions about teaching, learning, and schooling. These assumptions are changing as a result of the standards-based system, and this has positively affected practices in the classroom.


Participation In Education And Training 1980 - 1994, Michael Long, Peter Carpenter, Martin Hayden Sep 1999

Participation In Education And Training 1980 - 1994, Michael Long, Peter Carpenter, Martin Hayden

LSAY Research Reports

This document reports on participation by young people in education and training in Australia. It presents results on the patterns and processes of educational participation for four cohorts of young Australians, born in 1961, 1965, 1970 and 1975 respectively. For each cohort, the types of educational participation documented include: completion of Year 12; entry to higher education from Year 12; participation in higher education; participation in a TAFE course; participation in an apprenticeship or traineeship; participation in any form of post school education and training.


Curriculum And Careers: The Education And Labour Market Consequences Of Year 12 Subject Choice, Stephen Lamb, Katrina Ball Sep 1999

Curriculum And Careers: The Education And Labour Market Consequences Of Year 12 Subject Choice, Stephen Lamb, Katrina Ball

LSAY Research Reports

This report examines patterns of course enrolments in Year 12 and the consequences of students course enrolments on their education, training and work experiences to age 19. In particular, it looks at what happens to young people enrolled in different senior school subjects as they move from school to post-school education and training and to work. The analysis is based on data collected between 1990 and 1997 as part of the Australian Youth Survey (AYS), a national longitudinal survey of young people. Course enrolments were derived from information on the subjects students studied in Year 12. Course enrolments comprised the ...


Assessing Basic Learning Competencies Among Youth And Young Adults In Developing Countries: Analytic Survey Framework And Implementation Guidelines, Daniel A. Wagner Sep 1999

Assessing Basic Learning Competencies Among Youth And Young Adults In Developing Countries: Analytic Survey Framework And Implementation Guidelines, Daniel A. Wagner

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

The World Conference on Education for All (WCEFA) in 190 at Jomtien, Thailand, included a number of educational targets related to out-of-school youth and adults, including: (1) to reduce the number of adilt illiterates to half of the 1990 level by the year 2000; and (2) to improve learning achievement to an agreed percentage of an appropriate age cohort. WCEFA also stresed the need to monitor and evaluate the performance of individual learners as well as the delivery mechanisms and outcomes of literacy and other non-formal education programmes. At the Mid-Decade Review meeting on EFA in Amman (in June 1996 ...


Seniors Assess Their Experience At Western Washington University: Senior Survey Results From 1993 Through 1998, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker Sep 1999

Seniors Assess Their Experience At Western Washington University: Senior Survey Results From 1993 Through 1998, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Survey Research

Local and national CSS survey results are presented. Student characteristics, attitudes, values, educational achievement, and goals.


Are National Exit Examinations Important For Educational Efficiency?, John H. Bishop Sep 1999

Are National Exit Examinations Important For Educational Efficiency?, John H. Bishop

Articles and Chapters

“This paper analyses effects of national or provincial exit examinations on education quality. On theoretical grounds, the paper argues that such examinations should increase high school achievement, particularly in examination subjects, and that teachers and students and parents and school administrators should focus more on academic achievement when making school-quality decisions. On the negative side, exit examinations may lead to a tendency to concentrate on learning facts, rather than understanding contexts.”


Early School Leaving In Australia: Findings From The 1995 Year 9 Lsay Cohort., Gary Marks, Nicole Fleming Aug 1999

Early School Leaving In Australia: Findings From The 1995 Year 9 Lsay Cohort., Gary Marks, Nicole Fleming

LSAY Research Reports

This report examines early school leaving in Australia. It focuses on students who leave school before the beginning of year 11 using a national representative longitudinal survey of Australian youth who were in Year 9 in 1995. The report examines the social and demographic characteristics of early school leavers and their reasons for early school leaving. It also models leaving school with social background, demographic, school and attitudinal factors. Particular attention is paid to the influence of individual schools on early school leaving. the final part of the study examines the post-school activities of early school leavers focusing on their ...


1998-1999 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Jul 1999

1998-1999 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis Publication Archives

1998-1999 issue of Profile Magazine.


Reducing Aversive Interactions With Troubled Students, Michael Hass, Perry D. Passaro, Amy N. Smith Jul 1999

Reducing Aversive Interactions With Troubled Students, Michael Hass, Perry D. Passaro, Amy N. Smith

Education Faculty Articles and Research

"This paper is about the impact of staff in-service education on the quality of interactions between staff and students at an educational facility for at-risk youth operated by the Orange County Department of Education. Data on the use of punitive behavior management techniques was gathered before, during, and after staff training in the use of more positive approaches to responding to disruptive behavior. Staff members use of punitive techniques as physical restraint and suspensions was greatly reduced following the training."


Work Experience And Work Placements In Secondary School Education, Sue Fullarton Jun 1999

Work Experience And Work Placements In Secondary School Education, Sue Fullarton

LSAY Research Reports

This report is based on 1996 and 1997 data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth program. The data provides the most recent and comprehensive nationwide estimates of Year 10 and Year 11 students participating in work experience and workplace learning programs. This report also includes information on student characteristics such as gender and social background and information on student's perceptions of the perceived benefits of participating in work placement programs.


A Profile Of The 1998 Freshman Class At Western: Comparative Trends And Patterns With A National Sample, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble Jun 1999

A Profile Of The 1998 Freshman Class At Western: Comparative Trends And Patterns With A National Sample, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Presentation of selected findings from Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) survey of first-time, in-coming freshmen. The CIRP is administered nationally by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI). In the report, some national/local comparisons.


The Scholarship Of Teaching At Western Washington University: The Carnegie Teaching Academy Program, 1999, Kris Bulcroft Jun 1999

The Scholarship Of Teaching At Western Washington University: The Carnegie Teaching Academy Program, 1999, Kris Bulcroft

Office of Survey Research

A 'White Paper' discussing the Carnegie Teaching and Learning Program. As a participating institution, Western stands to gain important insight into the scholarship of teaching.


A Profile Of The 1998 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker May 1999

A Profile Of The 1998 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Survey Research

Information on Western graduates of a given year: grades, retention, GEI, athletes, time-to-degree issues, demographics, college, degree, transfer facts, and predictors of academic success (regression analysis).


Best Practices In Departmental Advising, George Kriz May 1999

Best Practices In Departmental Advising, George Kriz

Office of Survey Research

A "manual"-style report of the best practices for departmental level advising.


The Difference Frenzy And Matching Buckshot With Buckshot, Gary R. Brown, Mary Wack May 1999

The Difference Frenzy And Matching Buckshot With Buckshot, Gary R. Brown, Mary Wack

Office for Academic Innovation Publications

A critical review of "The Difference Frenzy," a review of research on the effectiveness of distance learning in higher education from the Institute for Higher Education Policy.


1998-99 (3 Quarters & Aya) Sch & Fte Faculty Reports, Ernest Sams Apr 1999

1998-99 (3 Quarters & Aya) Sch & Fte Faculty Reports, Ernest Sams

Office of Survey Research

Student Credit Hours; GUR Courses; Sections: FTE Faculty Allocated and Used: Compare with 1 year ago; Measures per FTE Faculty.


Enrollment Report - Spring 1999, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Apr 1999

Enrollment Report - Spring 1999, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Enrollment Reports

The Enrollment Report provides administrative and delivery-site information on enrollment headcount and student credit hours, as well as the demographic characteristics of enrolled students. The purpose of this profile is to provide the undergraduate and graduate enrollments and student credit hour information by college or equivalent academic unit, class, gender and ethnicity.


Does The Relationship Between Motivation And Performance Differ With Ability?, Christine E. Demars Apr 1999

Does The Relationship Between Motivation And Performance Differ With Ability?, Christine E. Demars

Department of Graduate Psychology - Faculty Scholarship

In this study of college students taking a science test or a social science test under non-consequential conditions, performance was positively correlated with self-reported motivation. The association, though, was smaller for students of lower ability (as measured by the SAT).


Online Collaboration And Implications For Learning And Society, Gary R. Brown, Mary Wack Apr 1999

Online Collaboration And Implications For Learning And Society, Gary R. Brown, Mary Wack

Office for Academic Innovation Publications

A review od current literature related to online learning, collaboration, and its larger impacts for society.


The Effects Of Part-Time Work On School Students, Lyn Robinson Mar 1999

The Effects Of Part-Time Work On School Students, Lyn Robinson

LSAY Research Reports

This report investigates the character and consequences of part- time work by school students. It looks at students' experience of part-time work; the measured effects of part-time work on schooling; and the initial labour market outcomes of employment during secondary school.


When Accountability Knocks, Will Anyone Answer?, Charles Abelmann, Richard Elmore Mar 1999

When Accountability Knocks, Will Anyone Answer?, Charles Abelmann, Richard Elmore

CPRE Research Reports

Pressure for increased school accountability is a distinctive hallmark of the present period of educational reform. Accountability, as presently defined in state and local educational policy, includes four major ideas: the school is the basic unit for the delivery of education and hence the primary place where teachers and administrators are held to account; schools are primarily accountable for student performance, generally defined as measured achievement on tests in basic academic subjects; school-site student performance is evaluated against externally-set standards that define acceptable levels of student achievement as mandated by states or localities; and evaluation of school performance is typically ...