Youth Field Xpress is a free monthly news briefing for youth researchers, youth workers, policymakers and anyone with an interest in youth issues. It contains news of research projects, reports, programs, projects and events that are relevant to the Australian youth sector and supporting services.
Number 215, July 2014
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The report from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research looks at whether school characteristics can influence the emotional and cognitive engagement of 15-year-olds with school, and finds that students' engagement with school has been well established and that school characteristics have little impact. Original article
Young Australians are more politically engaged than many older Australians and are just as likely to stand for public office, according to new research done for the Museum of Australian Democracy. Original article
Eight out of 10 British 18-year-olds surveyed by the thinktank IPPR felt it was too easy to accidentally view explicit images while surfing the internet, while 72% said pornography led to unrealistic views about sex. Original article
Since their inception in 1974, Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions have been the major providers of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia. This may not be the case in the future. Original article