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The Impact Of Increasing Competition For University On Disadvantaged Government School Students, Daniel Edwards Aug 2007

The Impact Of Increasing Competition For University On Disadvantaged Government School Students, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

The influence of socioeconomic status on academic outcomes has been well documented in literature exploring post school pathways. Such accounts of educational disadvantage exist in relation to Melbourne, Australia as they do in other cities across the developed world. However, over the past decade in Melbourne there has been an increased stratification of educational outcomes that cannot necessarily be explained by any parallel increase in social inequality. This differentiation of outcomes has been the result of growing competition for university places – stemming from growth in the school aged population and rising retention rates, but accompanied by no equivalent increase in ...


Collaboration: Advocacy For School Change, Cynthia Strong Aug 2007

Collaboration: Advocacy For School Change, Cynthia Strong

Cynthia Strong

Adolescent literacy is a looming issue in secondary schools. Being able to read, comprehend, and write is imperative for students to understand the content of their classes and textbooks. According to Michael Kamil, professor of psychological studies in education and learning at Stanford University, "we almost need a trauma center to take care of this problem, it's that serious for kids that can't read...It's the number-one factor standing in the way of their graduating" (Manzo-Kennedy). Given the importance of literacy, this article provides a story of how a high school media specialist on the east coast ...


Collection Building: Foreign Videos & Dvds, Julie Decesare Jun 2007

Collection Building: Foreign Videos & Dvds, Julie Decesare

Julie A DeCesare

Review of online resources for obtaining foreign language videos and DVDs, covering formats available from different countries and equipment needed to view them. Also included a demonstration of some online digital video resources.


Do All Young Victorians Have Equal And Genuine Access To A University Education?, Daniel Edwards, Bob Birrell May 2007

Do All Young Victorians Have Equal And Genuine Access To A University Education?, Daniel Edwards, Bob Birrell

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Adults With Asperger Syndrome: A Lost Generation?, Lee Wilkinson Apr 2007

Adults With Asperger Syndrome: A Lost Generation?, Lee Wilkinson

Lee A Wilkinson, PhD

No abstract provided.


The Effectiveness Of Expert Guest Lecturers In The Classroom, A. Gharib, W. Phillips, N. Schur, L. Bartolini Apr 2007

The Effectiveness Of Expert Guest Lecturers In The Classroom, A. Gharib, W. Phillips, N. Schur, L. Bartolini

LeeAnn Bartolini

no abstract available


The Rising Competition For University In Melbourne And Its Impact On Disadvantaged Students, Daniel Edwards Feb 2007

The Rising Competition For University In Melbourne And Its Impact On Disadvantaged Students, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Enhancing Diversity Programs: Building Coalitions Through Developing Effective Advisory Boards, Norman Powell, Sherwood Thompson Dec 2006

Enhancing Diversity Programs: Building Coalitions Through Developing Effective Advisory Boards, Norman Powell, Sherwood Thompson

Norman W. Powell

No abstract provided.


An Innovative Statewide Collaborative For Educating Students At Risk, Norman Powell Dec 2006

An Innovative Statewide Collaborative For Educating Students At Risk, Norman Powell

Norman W. Powell

No abstract provided.


Wordchamp As A Vocabulary Development Tool, Krista Bittenbender Dec 2006

Wordchamp As A Vocabulary Development Tool, Krista Bittenbender

Krista Bittenbender Royal

No abstract provided.


Across The Qualitative/Quantitative Divide? Reflections From Two Research Fields, Daniel Edwards, Martin Forsey Dec 2006

Across The Qualitative/Quantitative Divide? Reflections From Two Research Fields, Daniel Edwards, Martin Forsey

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


A Collaborative Model For Educating Students At Risk, Norman Powell Dec 2006

A Collaborative Model For Educating Students At Risk, Norman Powell

Norman W. Powell

No abstract provided.


Reclaiming Youth International, Norman Powell Dec 2006

Reclaiming Youth International, Norman Powell

Norman W. Powell

No abstract provided.


Depressive Symptoms And Help-Seeking Intentions In Young People., Coralie J. Wilson Dec 2006

Depressive Symptoms And Help-Seeking Intentions In Young People., Coralie J. Wilson

Coralie J Wilson

Whether the help-negation effect as demonstrated for suicidal thoughts was also evident for depressive symptoms was investigated in three studies of young people from diverse urban areas. The studies comprised a large sample of younger high school students (years 7-10), a sample of older high school students (years 8-12), and first year university students. A self-report questionnaire that measured help-seeking intentions, prior help-seeking experiences, and depression was administered. Results revealed the strongest inverse association between level of depressive symptoms was with intentions to seek help from parents across all three samples. There was a consistent trend for students to report ...


When And How Do Young People Seek Professional Help For Mental Health Problems?, Coralie J. Wilson Dec 2006

When And How Do Young People Seek Professional Help For Mental Health Problems?, Coralie J. Wilson

Coralie J Wilson

Despite the high prevalence of mental health problems and disorders that develop in adolescence and early adulthood, young people tend to not seek professional help. Young men and young people from Indigenous and ethnic minority groups tend to be those most reluctant to seek help. Young people are more inclined to seek help for mental health problems if they: have some knowledge about mental health issues and sources of help; feel emotionally competent to express their feelings; and have established and trusted relationships with potential help providers. Young people are less likely to seek help if they: are experiencing suicidal ...