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4211.0 - Education and Training Newsletter, October 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/10/2012   
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Articles on Education and Training


Year Book Australia, 2012: Education and Training Chapter
The National Year of Reading: Libraries Helping to Make Australia a Nation of Readers
Reading: The Home and Family Context
Australian Social Trends: Right Person for the Job?
Australian Social Trends: Education Differences between Men and Women


Year book Australia, 2012: Education and Training Chapter

The Year Book Chapter on Education and Training contains a number of snapshots on a variety of topics. Of special interest is an article on the Australian Longitudinal Learning Database concept which outlines the vision and benefits of data integration for expanding the evidence base for education and training.

Education and Training Introduction
Education and Training Overview
Government Responsibilities in Education
Education Reform Agenda
Early Childhood Education
Primary and Secondary Education
Vocational Education and Training
Higher Education
Participation in Education
Article - The Australian Longitudinal Learning Database (ALLD)
Educational Attainment
Financing Education
International Comparisons
Bibliography

Year Book Australia, 2012 (cat. no 1301.0)

For more information, contact the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or email education.statistics@abs.gov.au

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The National Year of Reading: Libraries Helping to Make Australia a Nation of Readers

This article explores the aims of the 2012 National Year of Reading and how, through its activities, Australia's libraries are contributing to making Australia a nation of readers. Included is a subsection entitled 'How Australia rates for Literacy' that looks at Australian literacy levels in relation to international comparisons.

The National Year of Reading: Libraries Helping to Make Australia a Nation of Readers

Year Book Australia, 2012 (cat. no 1301.0)

For more information, contact the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or email education.statistics@abs.gov.au

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Reading: The Home and Family Context

Reading is an activity enjoyed by many and widely held to be an essential component for success in education. This article examines the important relationship between family context and children’s reading in Australia using data from Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children.

Reading: The Home and Family Context

Year Book Australia, 2012 (cat. no 1301.0)

For more information, contact the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or email education.statistics@abs.gov.au

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Australian Social Trends:


The Right Person for the Job: The Relevance of Qualifications to Employment

Education plays an increasingly critical role in preparing individuals for entry into the labour force and ensuring they have the skills necessary for employment and life-long learning. This article looks at employed people aged 20-64 years with a qualification, and the relevance of their highest level qualification to their current job.
    Australian Social Trends, The Right Person for the Job, Sep, 2012 (cat. no. 4102.0)

    Australian Social Trends Podcast : E07 - The Right Person for the Job


    Education Differences between Men and Women

    Understanding differences in the qualifications of Australian men and women is important in determining future careers and work patterns. This article considers the qualifications currently studied by men and women, the level of highest qualification attained overall and the consequences of tertiary education and training on labour force participation and starting salaries. The article also provides an international comparison of higher education rates, literacy levels and numeracy levels.

    Australian Social Trends, Education Differences between Men and Women, Sep 2012 (cat. no. 4102.0)
      Australian Social Trends, Sep 2012 (cat. no. 4102.0)

      For more information, contact the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or email education.statistics@abs.gov.au

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