The ARACY Report Card presents a summary of the wellbeing of Australia's young people. It provides an international perspective and sets a baseline for future monitoring. The Report Card examines material wellbeing; health and safety; education, training and employment; peer and family relationships; behaviours and risks; subjective wellbeing; participation; and environment. Australian children were found to be 12 times as likely to live in a jobless household as children in Japan. Australia ranks 20th out of 27 nations for infant mortality. The infant mortality rate for Indigenous Australians is more than double the non-Indigenous rate. Teenage pregnancy rates for Indigenous young Australians are the highest in the OECD. Youth road deaths are 12 times higher than in Portugal, and Australia's Indigenous young people have a suicide rate second only to Finland. Participation in community activities by Australia's young people is strong. Adapted from publisher's description.
Subject HeadingsAboriginal peoples
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, September 2008
This report delivers the latest information on how, as a nation, Australia is faring according to key statistical indicators of child and youth health, development and wellbeing. Information is presented on important issues such as mental health, disability, risk factors for chronic disease, mortality, education, homelessness, crime, jobless families and family economic situation. Particular attention is given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth, and to how Australia compares internationally. Adapted from publisher's description.
Corwin Press, 2006
When a student is inattentive, extremely anxious or has an outright tantrum in the classroom, ascertaining the exact cause may be difficult. In Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbance, the authors endeavour to demonstrate how to recognise the cognitive, academic, physical, communicational and behavioural characteristics of several forms of emotional disturbance. They offer specific strategies for responding to anxiety issues, opposition and noncompliance, tantrums, disruptiveness, inattention, task avoidance and more. Adapted from publisher's description.
This report examines the experiences of modern childhood through the results of an online survey undertaken by a national sample of 600 children and young people aged between 10 and 14 years. The report was published in June 2007 by the Australian Childhood Foundation in partnership with the National Research Centre for the Prevention of Child Abuse at Monash University and Quantum Market Research. Adapted from publisher's description.
McGraw Hill, 2007
Case Studies in Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers contains more than 40 cases, with subjects ranging from preschool to high school students. The reality-based cases address a variety of developmental issues, giving teachers and future teachers the opportunity to think critically about the way development influences the educational environment and to reflect on their own classroom practice. Adapted from publisher's description.
This book is designed to provide an insight into the sometimes troubled relationship between ‘research’ and ‘policy making’ in education. It suggests a number of scenarios for the future development of the relationship and throws down some challenges for both communities. The book draws together a number of contributions from the premier league of UK educationalists. Adapted from publisher's description.
Subject HeadingsEducation research