Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy

Publications

Forthcoming

Journal articles

Polesel, J., Leahy, M. & Gillis, S. (Accepted 12 October 2016). Educational inequality and transitions to university in Australia - a Bourdieuan analysis. British Journal of Sociology of Education.

2017

Book chapters

Kriewaldt, J., McLean-Davies, L., Rice, S., Rickards, F. & Acquaro, D. (2017). Clinical practice in education: Towards a conceptual framework. In M. Peters, B. Cowie, and I. Menter (Eds). A companion to research in teacher education. Amsterdam: Springer.

Polesel, J., Leahy, M., Rice, S., Gillis, S. & Clarke, K. (2017). What if you’re not going to university? Improving senior secondary education for young Australians. In T. Bentley & G. Savage (Eds). Educating Australia: Challenges for the decade ahead. Carlton: Melbourne University Press.

Polesel, J. (2017). Pre-Employment Skill Formation in Australia and Germany. In C. Warhurst, K. Mayhew, D. Finegold & J. Buchanan (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Rice, S., Richardson, P. W. & Watt, H. M. G. (2017). Hard-to-staff Australian schools: How can we ensure that all students have access to quality teachers? In T. Bentley & G. Savage (Eds). Educating Australia: Challenges for the decade ahead. Carlton: Melbourne University Press.

Journal articles

Dulfer, N., Rice, S., & Clarke, K. (2017). Student engagement, non-completion and pedagogy: Development of a measurement tool. Australian Journal of Education.

Klatt, M., Clarke, K. & Dulfer, N. (2017). Working their way to school completion: a snapshot of School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships for young Australians.
Journal of Vocational Education and Training

Sharrock, G. (2017). Beautiful Lies, Damned Statistics: Reframing How Australian University Finances are Compared with the OECD. Higher Education Policy. doi:10.1057/s41307-017-0058-4

2016

Books

Bohlinger, S., Klatt, M., & Dang, K. (Eds.). (2016). Education Policy: mapping the landscape and scope. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Publishers.

Research reports

Klatt, M., Polesel, J., Dulfer, N., Starr, K. & Blake, D. (2016). Innovative Partnerships for Youth Engagement in Education and Work (PDF, 9.1 MB). Report prepared for Australian Research Council.

Rice, S., Gillis, S., Polesel, J., North, S., Dulfer, N., Klatt, G., Tan, J, and Leahy, M. (2016) Career development: Quality of provision in NSW schools. Report prepared for NSW Department of Education.

Schubert, R., Gillis, S., Bentley, P., Corbel, C., Leahy, M. & North, S. (2016). Investigating quality teaching in the Victorian VET sector. Report prepared for Victorian Department of Education and Training.

Leahy, M., Gillis, S., Polesel, J., North, S., Silfvast, S. and Tan, J. (2016) SES and demand for higher level VET qualifications. Report prepared for New South Wales Skills Board.

Myconos, G., Clarke, K. & te Riele, K. (2015). Shedding light: private RTO training for young early school leavers. Report prepared for The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).

Book chapters

Klatt, M. (2016). Australia’s response to the struggles of Solidarity. (Australia wobec zmagan Solidarnosci). In R. Kubas (Ed.). Archives of Breakthrough 1989-91. Warsaw: The Chancellery of the Senate of the Republic of Poland.

Clarke K. (2016). TVET in non-normative youth transitions'. In S. Bohlinger, M. Klatt and K. Dang (Eds.). Education Policy: mapping the landscape and scope. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Klatt, M. & Elliott, K. (2016). Education reforms in Central Eastern Europe and its impact on youth transitions – a case of Poland. In S. Bohlinger, M. Klatt and K. Dang (Eds.). Education Policy: mapping the landscape and scope. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Bohlinger, S., Dang, K., & Klatt, M. (2016). On the notion of education policy: Mapping its landscape and scope. In S. Bohlinger, M. Klatt and K. Dang (Eds.). Education Policy: mapping the landscape and scope. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Polesel, J. (2016). Separating the sheep and the goats - vocational programs in Victorian schools. In S. Bohlinger, M. Klatt and K. Dang (Eds.). Education Policy: mapping the landscape and scope. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Rice, S., Dulfer, N., Polesel, J. & O’Hanlon, C. (2016). NAPLAN and student wellbeing: teacher perceptions of the impact of NAPLAN on students. In B. Lingard, G. Thompson and S. Sellar. (Eds). National Testing in Schools: An Australian Assessment. Melbourne: Routledge. ISBN: 1138961655

Journal articles

Ashadi, A. & Rice, S. (2016). High stakes testing and teacher access to professional opportunities: lessons from Indonesia. Journal of Education Policy. DOI:10.1080/02680939.2016.1193901

Clarke, K. (2016). Employment-based pathways provide opportunity for innovation. Professional Educator. 15(1). pp. 16-17.

Gillis, S., Polesel, J., & Wu, M. (2016). PISA Data: Raising concerns with its use in political settings. Australian Educational Researcher. 43. pp. 131-146.

Klatt, M. (2016). TAFE, schools and industry: the benefits and challenges of cross-sectoral partnerships. The Australian TAFE Teacher. 50(2). pp. 28-29.

Leahy, M. (2016). The limits of education markets. The Australian TAFE Teacher. 50(1). pp. 26

Polesel, J., Klatt, M., Blake, D. & Starr, K. (2016). Understanding the nature of school partnerships with business in delivery of vocational programmes in Australia. Journal of Education and Work.

Simon, L. and Clarke, K. (2016). Apprenticeships should work for women too! Education + Training. 58(6). pp. 578-596.

Conference presentations

Corbel, C. (2016, April). Using keywords in vocational education policy analysis. Paper presented at Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) Annual Conference, Sydney.

Corbel, C., Gregorc, L. & Clarke, K. (2016, April). Reaching different audiences: multi-track research dissemination. Paper presented at Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) Annual Conference, Sydney.

Klatt, K. (2016, April). “That's an ever expanding pool” – mapping partnerships for VET at Australian secondary schools. Paper presented at Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) Annual Conference, Sydney.

Drozdzewski, D., & Klatt, M. (2016). Poles in the Antipodes: Charting the impacts of immigration policies on migration and settlement. Paper presented at the Polonica in foreign institutions – research on the history of the Polish political emigration 1939–1990' conference. Warsaw: Institute of National Remembrance (IPN).

2015

Research Reports

Dyson, C., Gillis, S., & Bateman, A. (2015). The TAEv2 and the Standards for RTOs 2015: Identifying skills and knowledge gaps. Report prepared for the Australian Department of Education and Training. Not publicly available.

Gillis, S., & Bateman, A. (2015). Guide for Developing Assessment Tools (2nd Edition), Report prepared for the Australian Department of Education and Training. Not publicly available.

Gillis, S., & Bateman, A. (2015). Implementation Guide: Systematic Validation (2nd Edition). Report prepared for the Australian Department of Education and Training. Not publicly available.

Gillis, S., & Bateman, A. (2015). Assessor Guide: Validation (2nd Edition). Report prepared for the Australian Department of Education and Training. Not publicly available.

Gillis, S., & Bateman, A. (2015). The Code of Professional Practice for Assessment Quality Management. Report prepared for the Australian Department of Education and Training. Not publicly available.

Gillis, S. & Bateman, A. (2015). Assuring Quality and Comparability of VET assessments: Exploring the Role of Independent Validation. Report prepared for the Australian Department of Education and Training. Not publicly available.

Gillis, S., Rice, S. & Bateman, A. (2015). External Assessment for High Risk VET Qualifications: International approaches and implications for Australia. Report prepared for the Australian Department of Education and Training. Not publicly available.

Klatt, M., Gillis, S., Polesel, J. & North, S. (2015). Evaluation of Chances for Children 2015. Report prepared for Mallee Family Care.

Polesel, J., Leahy, M., Rice, S., Gillis, S., Klatt, M. & Clarke, K. (2015) Paving the Pathway: Addressing Post Year 10 Education. Report prepared for the New South Wales Business Chamber.

Rice, S., Gillis, S., M. Leahy & Polesel, J. (2015). Career Development: Defining and measuring quality. Report prepared for NSW Department of Education and Communities, Sydney.

Book Chapters

Leahy, M. (2015). Looking elsewhere: international comparisons. In D. Nellor (Ed). Under the pump! The pressures on young Australians. John Cain Foundation: Caufield North.

Petrovic, M. & Klatt, M. (2015). The EU and its post-communist neighbours: EU enlargement and the European Neighbourhood. In N. Witzleb, A. Martínez Arranz & P. Winand (Eds.). The European Union and Global Engagement: Institutions, Policies and Challenges. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Polesel, J. (2015). What happens after school? Pathways of young Australians. In D. Nellor (Ed). Under the pump! The pressures on young Australians. John Cain Foundation: Caufield North.

Polesel, J. & Freeman, B. (2015). Australian University Admissions Policies and their Impact on Schools. In Wing, C. (Ed). The Transition from Secondary Education to Higher Education: Case Studies from Asia and the Pacific. Bangkok: UNESCO. pp. 5-16

Journal Articles

Costa, M., Morselli, D., Polesel, J. & Rice, S. (2015). Strategie per la disoccupazione giovanile strutturale: un approccio alle capacita per l'orientamento (A capability approach for guidance: lessons from Australia). Pedagogia Oggi. 1/2015 SIPED. pp. 91-114.

Klatt, M., Filip, P. and Grzebyk, M. (2015). Understanding youth transition system in Poland through the analysis of partnerships between vocational upper secondary schools and industry. Journal of Youth Studies. 18(9). pp.1186-1203. DOI:10.1080/13676261.2015.1020938

ice, S., Volkoff, V. and Dulfer, N. (2015). Teach For/Teach First Candidates: What conclusions do they draw from their time in teaching? Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice. 21(5), 497-513. DOI:10.1080/13540602.2014.995474

Conference Presentations

Clarke, K. (2015, April). Preparing young people for occupations: Current policy trends in VET schools. Paper presented at Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) Annual Conference, Melbourne.

Clarke, K., Klatt, M., Dulfer, N., & Cruickshank, E. (2015). Working their way to school completion: School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships for young Australians. In E. Smith, P. Gonon & A. Foley (Eds). Architecture for Apprenticeship: Achieving Economic and Social Goals. North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. pp. 175-180

Myconos, G. & Clarke, K. (2015, April). Shedding Light on Private RTO provision of VET to Early School Leavers. Paper presented at Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) Annual Conference, Melbourne.

Klatt, M. & Polesel, J. (2015, April). Innovative partnerships for VET in schools: the impact of business partners. Paper presented at Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) Annual Conference, Melbourne.

Klatt, M., Polesel, J., Starr, K. & Blake, D. (2015, July). School partnerships with business in Australia. Paper presented at Journal of Vocational Education and Training 11th Conference, Worcester College, Oxford.

Klatt, M. (2015, June). The Solidarity decade in Australia. Paper presented at the Archives of Breakthrough 1989-91 Conference, Warsaw: the Senate of the Republic of Poland.

Leahy, M. (2015, April). Public, Private or a Hardy New Mongrel? Paper presented at Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) Conference, Melbourne.

Polesel, J. (2015, April). Technical schooling: A historical perspective. Paper presented at Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) Conference, Melbourne.

Polesel, J. (2015, July). Transitions from school in Australia – the winners and losers. Paper presented at Education Transforms Symposium, Hobart. ISBN 978-1-86295-845-6

Simon, L. & Clarke, K. (2015). Apprenticeships should work for women too: supporting meaningful exploration of 'non-traditional careers' for young women. Paper presented at the INAP Conference, Ballarat

2014

Rice, S. (2014). Working to maximize the effectiveness of a staffing mix: What holds more and less effective teachers in a school, and what drives them away? Educational Review, 66(3), 311-329.

Polesel, J., Rice, S. & Dulfer, N. (2014) "The impact of high-stakes testing on curriculum and pedagogy: a teacher perspective from Australia", in Journal of Education Policy, 2 (5), 640-657.

Clarke, K. (2014) Entry to vocations: Building the foundations for successful transitions, NCVER, Adelaide.

Rice, S., Gillis, S., M. Leahy, & Polesel, J (2014). Career Development: Defining and Measuring Quality, report submitted to the NSW DEC, 59pp.

Corbel, C.(2014). The missing 'voice' of knowledge in knowledge and skills. In Rata, E and B. Barrett. The Future of Knowledge and the Curriculum.Palgrave Macmillan.

Corbel, C., Wheelahan, L., Forward, P, Darwin, S. (2014). Building Future Capabilities for Vocational Education: Why High Level Teaching Qualifications Matter for TAFE Teachers. Southbank VIC, Australian Education Union.

Klatt, M. (2014). Understanding the EU and its Political Power: The contribution of European Studies to Education Policy Research. In M. Milana & J. Holford (Eds.), Adult Education Policy and The European Union: Theoretical and methodological issues. Rotterdam, Sense Publishers: 53-72.

Freeman, B., Klatt, M. & Polesel, J., (2014) Deferring a University Offer in Regional Victoria – Final Report, Youth Affairs Council of Victoria, Melbourne, 44pp.

Polesel, J. & Klatt, M. (2014) "University deferrers in metropolitan and non-metropolitan Victoria – a longitudinal study" in Australian Journal of Education, 58 (2), 182-194.

Polesel, J., Leahy, M. & Gillis, S. (submitted December 2014) Educational inequality and transitions to university in Australia – a Bourdieuan analysis, British Journal of Sociology of Education.

Polesel, J., Leahy, M. & Gillis, S. (2014) "Educational Inequality and Transitions to University in Australia – a Bourdieuan Analysis", refereed paper published in conference proceedings of Learning in a Changing World Conference, 21-22 November 2014, Institute of Education, London.

2013

Keating, J. and Klatt M. (2013) The Australian Concurrent Federalism and its implications for the Gonski Review. Journal of Education Policy28(4), pp. 411-426

Klatt, M. (2013). European Union integration and its influence on education reforms in Central Eastern Europe – the case of Poland. In: B. Jóźwik, M. Sagan & T. Stępniewski (Eds.), Yearbook of the Institute of Central-Eastern Europe Vol. 11 (6). Lublin: Instytut Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej.

Polesel, J., Leahy, M., Gillis, S., Dulhunty, M. & Calvitto, L. (2013) Expectations and Destinations of NSW Senior Secondary Students: Research Report, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Melbourne, 182pp.

Polesel, J. & Freeman, B (2013) Australian University Admissions Policies and their Impact on Schools, ERI-NET Annual Meeting, UNESCO, 16-18 October 2013, Bangkok.

Clarke, K. (2013) Entry to vocations: strengthening VET in Schools, NCVER, Adelaide.
http://www.ncver.edu.au/publications/2678.html

Clarke, K. (2013). Building foundations for occupations or one-way tickets to low skilled jobs? How effective is VET in Schools? Paper presented to the 16 the annual Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) Conference, 3-5 April: Fremantle.

Clarke, K. (2013) "Policies, pathways and partnerships: How effective is VET in Schools in supporting the transitions of young Australians?", paper presented at Journal of Vocational Education and Training (JVET) Conference, July 5-7, Worcester College, Oxford.

Clarke, K. & Polesel, J. (2013) "Strong on retention, weak on outcomes: The impact of Vocational Education and Training in Schools", in Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 34 (2), 259-273.

Carpentieri, J., North, S. Cara, O., Casey, H., Gillies, S., Mallows, D. & Teese, R. (2013) Strategic Review of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Training in Victoria and South Australia. A report prepared for Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, SA Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology and Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

Klatt, M. & Polesel, J. (2013) "Vocational education and training in Australia and three-dimensional federalism" in Australian Journal of Education, 57 (1), 74-86.

Klatt, M. & Polesel, J., (2013) Deferring a University Offer in Victoria – 2009 year 12 graduates three years out, Youth Affairs Council of Victoria, Melbourne, 24pp.

Murray, P. & Polesel, J (2013) "Pathways and Politics: A Comparative Exploration of Learning Pathways and Transition Systems in Denmark and Australia", in European Journal of Education, 48 (2), 233-246.

Polesel, J. (2013) "Australia's Transition System in an International Comparative Context", refereed paper published in conference proceedings of ICERI 2013 Conference, 18-20 November 2013, Seville.

2012

Dulfer, N., Polesel, J. & Rice, S. (2012) The Impacts of High Stakes Testing on School Students and their Families – An Educator's Perspective, Whitlam Institute, Sydney, 15pp.

Polesel, J., Dulfer, N. & Turnbull, M. (2012) The Impacts of High Stakes Testing on School Students and their Families – Literature Review, Whitlam Institute, Sydney, 15pp.

Rice, S., Dulfer, N., Polesel, J. & O'Hanlon, C. (2015 forthcoming) "NAPLAN and student wellbeing: teacher perceptions of the impact of NAPLAN on students" in (Eds.) Lingard, B., Sellar, S. & Johnston G., National Testing and its Effects: Evidence from Australia, Routledge, London.

Rice, S., Care, E., & Griffin, P. (2012) Compulsory literacy and numeracy exit standards for senior secondary students: The right direction for Australian systems? Australian Journal of Education. 56:40-55.

Rice, S., Griffin, P. Care, E. & McPherson, J. (2012) Compulsory hurdle literacy and numeracy requirements for senior secondary students: What do the stakeholders think? Research in Post-compulsory Education, 17(2), 143-162.

Keating, J., Savage, G. & Polesel, J. (2012) "Letting schools off the hook? Exploring the role of Australian secondary schools in the COAG Year 12 attainment agenda" Journal of Education Policy, 28 (2), 268-286.

Rice, S., Klatt, G., Polesel, J., Stokes, H. & Turnbull, M. (2012) Evaluation of the Senior Secondary School Pilots 2012, DEECD/University of Melbourne, 68pp.

Clarke, K. (2012) Entry to vocations: efficacy of VET in Schools, NCVER, Adelaide.
http://www.ncver.edu.au/publications/2567.html

Clarke, K. and Volkoff, V. (2012) Entry to vocations: a discussion paper on current policy structures of VET in Schools, NCVER, Adelaide. http://www.ncver.edu.au/publications/2536.html

Polesel, J. (2012) "The gap between secondary school students' motivations for doing vocational programs and actual transitions to the labour market in Australia" refereed paper published in conference proceedings of LICE Conference, London, 19-20 November 2012.

Morselli, D. & Polesel, J. (2012) "Entrepreneurship teaching in VET through the Change Laboratory", in Formazione e Insegnamento – European Journal of Research on Education and Training, 10 (2), 241-254.

Polesel, J., Klatt, M. & O'Hanlon, C. (2012) Deferring a University Offer in Regional Victoria, Youth Affairs Council of Victoria, Melbourne, 29pp.

2011

Lamb, S., Markussen, E., Teese, R., Sandberg, N. & Polesel, J. (Eds.) (2011) School Dropout and Completion, Springer, Dordrecht.

Polesel, J., Kurantowicz, E. & Nizinska, A. (2011) "Pathways to Completion for School Dropouts" in Lamb, S., Markussen, E., Teese, R., Sandberg, N. & Polesel, J. (Eds.) School Dropout and Completion, Springer, Dordrecht.

Polesel, J. & Clarke, K. (2011) "The Marginalisation of VET in an Australian Secondary School", in Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 63 (4), 525-538.

Polesel, J., O'Hanlon, C. & Clarke, K. (2011) Deferring a University Offer in Regional Victoria – the 2006 Year 12 graduates four years out, Youth Affairs Council of Victoria, Melbourne, 24pp.

2010

North, S., Ferrier, F. & Long, M. (2010) Equitable Inclusive VET: A Discussion Paper. Report prepared for the National VET Equity Advisory Council. Available http://www.voced.edu.au/content/ngv%3A43588

Polesel, J. (2010) "VET and Young People: the Pathway of the Poor?" in Education + Training 52 (5), 415-426(by invitation).

North, S., Ferrier, F. & Long, M. (2010) 'More than a quick fix: systemic reform of VET'. Professional Educator, 9 (4), pp. 11-13.

2009

Ferrier, F., & North, S. (2009) 'VET and Australia's Social Inclusion Agenda'. Professional Voice, 7 (1), pp. 49-52.

Clarke, K. and Lamb, S. (2009). Provision of Pastoral Care in Apprenticeships, a report prepared by the Centre for Post-compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning for the Joint Policy Unit on Youth Transitions within the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Regional Development, Victoria.

Bateman, A., Keating, J., & Vickers, M. (2009). Best practice international quality assurance systems for Vocational Education and Training. Melbourne: Bateman & Giles, CPELL, VRQA.

Burke, G., Keating, J., Vickers, M., Fearnside, R., & Bateman, A. (2009). Mapping Qualifications Frameworks across APEC Economies. Melbourne: CEET, CPELL, VRQA - prepared for APEC.

Helme, S., Teese, R., Dulfer, N., Robinson, L., & Jones, T. (2009). Provision, Participation and Achievement: A Study of the Western Metropolitan Region. Melbourne: CPELL.

Keating, J.(2009). The Malaysian qualifications Framework Case Study: ILO Project. Melbourne: CPELL.

Keating, J.(2009). A New Federalism In Australian Education : A Proposal for a National Reform Agenda - At a glance. Melbourne: Education Foundation.

Keating, J.(2009). A New Federalism in Australian Education: A Proposal for a National Reform Agenda. Melbourne: Education Foundation.

Polesel, J.(2009). Deferring a University offer in Regional Victoria (final report). Melbourne: CPELL.

Polesel J. & Volkoff V. 2009. Vocational Studies in School - Does it Matter if I'm a Girl and if I'm Poor? Educational Practice and Theory. 31 (1): 39 - 56.

Polesel, J. and Clarke, K. (2009) Review of English Language School/Centre Funding and Governance, an internal report prepared by the Centre for Post-compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning for the ESL Unit of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria.

Russell, J., Cotter, D., & Keating, J. (2009). Overview Evaluation of the Leading Schools Fund: Report to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Melbourne: The University of Melbourne.

Sweet, R., Volkoff, V., Keating, J., Helme, S. Rice, S., et al (2009). Making Career Development Core Business. Melbourne, Department of Education and Early Childhood Develoment and Innovation, Industry and Regional Development.

Teese, R., Polesel, J. & Clarke, K. (2009). Student Outcomes in Catholic Schools in Victoria : An Equity Perspective. Melbourne, Catholic Education Commission of Victoria.

Teese, R. & Rice, S. (2009). Resources for Western Australian Schools: A study of resource allocation in the context of the achievement challenge and equity. Department of Education and Training, W.A

Polesel, J.& Volkoff, V. (2009). "Vocational studies in school: Does it matter if I'm a girl and if I'm poor?" Educational Practice and Theory 31 (1).

Volkoff, V. (2009). Permeating policy and practice:research into adult learning with a view to the future. Really useful research? Critical perspectives on evidence-based policy and practice in lifelong. Cambridge.

Volkoff V.(2009). The TVET Response to the Challenges of Sustainable Development: Towards Synthesis. In Fien J, Maclean R & Park M (eds), Work, Learning and Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges. New York, United States: Springer Science+Business Media, pp. 239-244.

Zhao J, Liu Y & Volkoff V.(2009). China: Approaches to Supporting Vocational Skills Acquisition by Displaced People in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area of Chongqing. In Fien J, Maclean R & Park M (eds), Work, Learning and Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media, pp. 361-373.

Zhao J, Liu Y & Volkoff V.(2009). China: Skills for Displaced People in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area of Chongqing. In Fien J, Maclean R & Park M (eds), Work, Learning and Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges. New York, United States: Springer Science+Business Media, pp. 361-373.

Polesel, J.& Volkoff, V. (2009). Female students in Australian school-based Vocational Programmes. The Journal of Vocational Education and Training Eighth International conference. Worcester College, Oxford.

2008

Clarke, K.& Polesel, J. (2008). South Australian Survey of Year 12 Completers. Melbourne: Centre for Postcompulsory Education and Lifelong Learning, The University of Melbourne.

Keating, J.(2008). Comparative study of Post 14 Education and Training. Cardiff: The Welsh National Assembly.

Keating, J.(2008). Current VET strategies and responsiveness to emerging skills shortages and surpluses. Adelaide: NCVER.

Keating, J.(2008). Matching supply of and demand for skills: International perspectives. Adelaide: NCVER.

Keating, J.(2008). Observations on the Implications of The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification and the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales for Vocational Learning and the Work Based Route. Cardiffe: The Welsh Government Assembly.

Keating, J.(2008). Post-compulsory Provision in the Hume Region. Melbourne: Hume Regional Office of The DEECD.

Keating, J., Bateman, A., Noonan, P., James, R., Coles, M., Dow, K. L., et al. (2008). Enhancing the AQF. Canberra: The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Lamb, S., & Dulfer, N. (2008). Predicting disengagement and its effects: What evidence is there on the extent to which disengagement can be predicted at younger ages? (8-12) A literature review. Melbourne: DEECD.

Lamb, S., & Dulfer, N. (2008). School Culture and Effectiveness: What are the key features of schools that worsen levels of disengagement, for which children, and what changes this? A Final Report. Melbourne: Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Lamb, S., & Rice, S. (2008). Effective Strategies to Increase School Completion. Melbourne: Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Effective Strategies Project

Rice., S., Lamb, S., Robinson, L. & Thomas, A. (2008). School Behaviours and Student Outcomes Project: Phase 2: Behaviours of High-performing Schools. Report prepared for the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. School Behaviours Project

Polesel, J.(2008). Deferring a University Offer in Regional Victoria (Interim report). Melbourne: Centre for Post-compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning, The University of Melbourne.

Polesel, J.(2008). Democratising the curriculum or training the children of the poor: school-based vocational training in Australia. Journal of Education Policy, 23(6), 615-632.

Polesel, J.(2008). Education and training in Australia: Comparative research in the education and training of 15-20 years-olds. The Future of learning and teaching, November(2008), 23-42.

Polesel, J.(2008). International trends in Education Regulation - a discussion paper. Melbourne: Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).

Polesel, J., Keating, J., & Volkoff, V. (2008). Vocational and Applied Learning in Victorian Catholic Schools. Melbourne: Centre for Post-compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning, The University of Melbourne.

Rice, S. & Lamb, S. (2008). A Guide to Help Schools Increase School Completion. Melbourne: Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Effective Strategies Project

Rice, S. & Lamb, S. (2008). Behaviours of High-performing Schools. Phase 1: Comparing Improving, Declining and Stable Schools: An Initial Investigation. Report prepared for the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. School Behaviours Project

Rice, S.(2008). Getting good teachers into challenging schools. Curriculum Leadership 6 (14).

Rice, S.(2008). Going of Staying? What Leads Good Teachers to Move Towards, Remain In or Leave a School? Unpublished PhD, University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

Rice, S., & Dulfer, N. (2008). Disengagement and Outcomes: Under what circumstances does disengagement from school and education lead to adverse outcomes? A literature review. Melbourne: DEECD.

Volkoff, V., Clarke, K., & Walstab, A. (2008). The Impact of TAFE Inclusiveness Strategies. Adelaide: NCVER.

Volkoff, V., & Gibson, L. (2009). Review of Accountabilities and Funding of Community VCAL Programs. Melbourne: CPELL - The University of Melbourne.

Walstab, A., Polesel, J., Lamb, S., & Keating, J. (2008). Career Moves: Longitudinal Survey of Destinations, Pathways and Satisfaction of 2005 Government School HSC Students in New South Wales. Sydney, State of New South Wales and Department of Education and Training, Sydney.

Walstab, A. & Clarke, K. (2008). Drivers of participation in VET: Three regional case studies - support document. Adelaide, NCVER

2007

Clarke, K., & Walstab, A. (2007). Factors impacting TAFE Inclusiveness:case studies of three Australian regions (Major report). Adelaide: NCVER.

Helme, S., Lamb, S., Polesel, J., Mason, K., & Clarke, K. (2007). Career Moves: Destination and Satisfaction Survey of 2005 HSC VCE Students in New South Wales - Final Report. Sydney: NSW Department of Education and Training

Polesel, J., Teese, R., & Mason, K. (2007). VET in Schools Pathways: The 2005 Year 12 Cohort Report. Melbourne: Victorian Department of Education.

Teese, R., Nicholas, T., Polesel, J., & Mason, K. (2007). The Destinations of School Leavers in Victoria : Report of the 2006 On Track project. Melbourne: Deparment of Education and Training.

Volkoff, V., Clarke, K., & Walstab, A. (2007). The Impact of TAFE Inclusiveness Strategies. Adelaide: NCVER.

Volkoff, V., & Jones, T. (2007). Analysis of factors contributing to apprenticeship and traineeship completion. Melbourne: Office of Training and Tertiary Education.

Volkoff, V., & Walstab, A. (2007). Setting the Scene: investigating learning outcomes with a view to the future. Melbourne: ACFE Board Victoria.

Volkoff, V., Walstab, A., Barker, L., & Chalk, M. (2007). ACE Circle of Professional Research Practice: A Community studies approach to researching strategic issues in ACE, August 2005-April 2006: report Melbourne: Adult Community Further Education (ACFE).

Volkoff, V., Walstab, A., Barker, L., & Chalk, M. (2007). ACE Circle of Professional Research Practice: Ace Connects! ACE Longitudinal Study. Melbourne: ACFE Board, DVC.

Walstab, A., & Clarke, K. (2007). Drivers of participation in VET:three regional case studies. Adelaide: NCVER.

Polesel, J.(2007). The Development of Vocational Programs in Secondary Schools: Victoria and European Tradition. In R. Teese, S. Lamb & M. Duru-Bellat (Eds.), International Studies in Educational Inequality, Theory and Policy: Volume 3 - Inequality: Educational Theory and Public Policy (Vol. 3, pp. 151 - 168). Netherlands: Springer.

Volkoff, V., & Liu, Y. (2007). Equality and Policy: Challenges Faced by China's Education. In R. Teese, S. Lamb & M. Duru-Bellat (Eds.), International Studies in Educational Inequality, Theory and Policy: Volume 3 - Inequality : Educational Theory and Public Policy. (Vol. 3, pp. 185-205). Dordrecht: Springer.

Clarke, K., & Volkoff, V. (2007). Passive, responsive or pro-active: Australian TAFE approaches to inclusiveness in VET. Paper presented at the AVETRA Conference 2007 - "Evolution, Revolution or Status Quo? VET in New Contexts". from http://www.avetra.org.au/publications/63-Volkoff.pdf.

2006

Helme, S., Polesel, J., Nicholas, T., Walstab, A., & Teese, R. (2006). Raising expectations: improving student retention in NSW schools: final report Sydney: NSW Department of Education and Training.

Mason, K., Lamb, S., & Polesel, J. (2007). On Track Longitudinal 2006 Results. Melbourne: Victorian Department of Education.

Polesel, J., & Teese, R. (2006). The Next Step report 2006 on the destinations of Year 12 school leavers in Queensland Brisbane: Queensland Department of Education and the Arts.

Polesel, J. & Teese, R. (2006). VET in Schools Pathways: The 2004 Year 12 Cohort. Melbourne, Victorian Department of Education and Training.

Teese, R., Nicholas, T., Polesel, J., & Helme, S. (2006). The Destinations of School Leavers in Victoria : On Track 2005. Melbourne: Victorian Department of Education & Training

Volkoff, V., Clarke, K., & Walstab, A. (2006). Analysis of TAFE Provision Support document. Adelaide: NCVER.

Volkoff, V., Keating, J. et al. (2006). Effective TAFE, ACE and Private provider delivery to young people, 15-24 years old. Melbourne, Department of Education and Training

Polesel, J.(2006). Reform and reaction: creating new education and training structures in Italy. Comparative Education, 42(4), 549 -562.

2005

Polesel, J. (2005). Change and the "Lapsed Reforms": Senior Secondary Education in Italy In J. Zajda (Ed.), International Handbook on Globalisation, Education and Policy Research (pp. 717 - 731). Netherlands: Springer Netherlands.