Have school vocational education and training programs been successful?


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Author: Anlezark, Alison; Karmel, Tom; Ong, Koon

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National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)


The issue addressed in the research study reported here is whether school vocational education and training (VET) programs have been successful. The study focused on two aspects: Year 12 retention (and its vocational equivalent) and post-school pathways. The data set for the analysis is young people who were in Year 9 in 1998, surveyed for the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY). These data are ideal for this purpose because of their richness in capturing demographic, attitudinal and student outcomes information. The analysis is extended by linking these data with unpublished...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Vocational education and training; Outcomes; Providers of education and training; Secondary education; Employment; Teaching and learning; Students; Participation

Keywords: VET in schools; Outcomes of education and training; Secondary school; Transition from education and training to employment; Postcompulsory education; Postsecondary education; Student retention

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2006

Physical description: 74 p.

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ISBN: 1921169869 (print); 1921169923 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Alison Anlezark, Tom Karmel, Koon Ong

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 84.17

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