House of Representatives Committees

House Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training

Inquiry into year 12 retention rates


On 23 November 1989, the Standing Committee on Emoployment, Education and training tabled its report on the inquiry into year 12 retention rates entitled The restless years.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 14 chapters and 6 appendices.

The restless years

Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 6 (PDF 3560KB)
Preface, Contents, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, Explanation of Terms, List of Abbreviations, Summary and Recommendations

Ch1: The inquiry
Ch2: Overview and observations

Ch3: Economic factors
Ch4: Community and parental factors
Ch5: Factors affecting specific groups

Ch6: Learning and achievement

Part B: Chapter 7 to Appendix 6 (end) (PDF 3595KB)

Ch7: Courses available
Ch8: Career counselling and tertiary awareness
Ch9: Teachers and teaching
Ch10: Measuring success
Ch11: Certificates of achievement
Ch12: Schools and the learning environment
Ch13: Resource implications
Ch14: The national objective

Appendix 1: Submissions received
Appendix 2: Exhibits
Appendix 3: Hearings and witnesses
Appendix 4: School visits, parents' meetings and informal discussions
Appendix 5: Commonwealth assistance for students - AUSTUDY
Appendix 6: State assistance for students - state education allowances

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