New Publications – How Young People are faring 2013? and Student engagement in Australian Schools

The Foundation for Young Australians has released its 2013 update of ‘How young people are faring?’ research. This report reveals trends such as an increased retention to year 12 compared to four years ago (80% in 2011). Students who speak a language other than english at home are more likely to participate on VET and Higher Education post school (52% compared to 33%). Unemployment rates for young people have increased considerably since the ‘Global Financial Crises’ and there has been an increase in young people in part-time and casual work, whilst over 25 year olds casual rates have remained steady.  Young women at age 23 years are more likely not to be fully engaged in employment, education and training.

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership has prepared a paper on understanding and promoting engagement amongst students. Using a framework for understanding engagement through Cognitive, Behavioural and Emotional factors. A great tool for schools, training organisations and learn local providers seeking to engage young people with learning.

Framework for understanding Engagement

To view documents go to our Publications page.

Koorie Pathways Program – ‘Worlds of Work’ Residential – Open now!!

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KPP Cultural Careers Celebration Day 2013The Koorie Pathways Program – “World of Work” week residential is now open for applications!!

This years program will be 24-29 November in Melbourne.  Please contact your DEECD Koorie Education Support Officer – Misti Gow for more information: [email protected] or on 0477 326 757 for Southern Sub Region.

The Foundation for Young Australians World of Work program has been specifically designed for Indigenous students from the Hume region.  The World of Work is an excellent program that is designed to expose students to a variety of business environments, leadership and group activities to develop personal growth and confidence. It also allows students to explore potential career paths and provide inspiration to engage with education and training.  This has been a life changing experience for many young people and a great opportunity for students.

A key strategy of the Koorie Pathways Program is to increase the retention of Indigenous students to Year 12 which is well below non-Indigenous students in the Lower Hume region.

The Koorie Pathways Program in a partnership between four LLEN’s across the Hume region, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and local schools.