Australian Jobs growth – VDC News

Extract from an article on the VDC News Blog Grattan Institute analysis poses strategic questions for the VET sector. The Grattan Institute, a Melbourne-based think tank, has pulled together some valuable data about where jobs growth is occurring in Australia. The Institute’s CEO, John Daley, spoke about ‘Productivity and geography’ to a Productivity Commission conference … [Read More] Australian Jobs growth – VDC News

Housing: It’s not affordable housing we need to build but communities (UK) – The Fifth Estate

Extract from an article by David Thorpe The British Government is this week floating a new policy initiative to create affordable housing, with, for the first time for a Conservative government, an emphasis on renting rather than buying. But all governments wishing to meet the demand for affordable homes could look to Germany and Vienna for … [Read More] Housing: It’s not affordable housing we need to build but communities (UK) – The Fifth Estate

Parenting in Poverty: Attention bias and anxiety interact to predict parents’ perceptions of daily parenting hassles – Journal of Family Psychology

ABSTRACT Research has long acknowledged the centrality of parents’ subjective experiences in the caregiving role for the organization of parenting behaviors and family functioning. Recent scientific advances in cognitive process models and in the neurobiology of parenting indicate that parenting is shaped in part by conscious and nonconscious cognitive processes. This study extends a growing … [Read More] Parenting in Poverty: Attention bias and anxiety interact to predict parents’ perceptions of daily parenting hassles – Journal of Family Psychology

Housing: Passivhaus retrofits cut social housing bills by 80 per cent – The Fifth Estate

Extract from an article by Cameron Jewell A pilot scheme to improve the energy efficiency of social housing in Britain has seen energy consumption slashed by more than 80 per cent. The Retrofit Plus project – a collaboration between Beattie Passive, Birmingham City University, InteSys Ltd and iZDesign – was designed to investigate how upgrades to … [Read More] Housing: Passivhaus retrofits cut social housing bills by 80 per cent – The Fifth Estate

The good, bad and ugly of work experience – VDC News

Extract from an article on the VDC News blog Unpaid work experience in Australia (83 pages) Study confirms what VET practitioners have long known – work placements enhance VET students’ confidence and job prospects. Late last year the Commonwealth Department of Employment released a study into work-integrated learning, work placements, internships or work experience. The … [Read More] The good, bad and ugly of work experience – VDC News

Maternal Executive Function, Heart Rate, and EEG Alpha Reactivity Interact in the Prediction of Harsh Parenting – Journal of Family Psychology

ABSTRACT Do physiological and behavioral performance indicators of effortful cognitive self-regulation converge additively or interactively in their statistical prediction of individual differences in harsh parenting? To answer this question, we examined heart rate (HR) and electroencephalography alpha (?) reactivity during executive function (EF) tasks, along with observed and self-reported indicators of harsh parenting. A socioeconomically … [Read More] Maternal Executive Function, Heart Rate, and EEG Alpha Reactivity Interact in the Prediction of Harsh Parenting – Journal of Family Psychology

Introduction to the special section: Mind and matter: New insights on the role of parental cognitive and neurobiological functioning in process models of parenting – Journal of Family Psychology

ABSTRACT This is an introduction to the special section on neurobiological and neurocognitive factors in parenting. The collection of 11 papers are published in 2 serial subsections of consecutive issues of the journal. The science they present captures the leading edge of work examining the interface of cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and physiological self-regulation in parenting … [Read More] Introduction to the special section: Mind and matter: New insights on the role of parental cognitive and neurobiological functioning in process models of parenting – Journal of Family Psychology

NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Toolkit – NDIS

Website People with disability want the same things in life as other people in the community. They want the opportunity to live an ordinary life – somewhere to live, a job, a good education, the company of family and friends or the freedom to go to the beach or the movies. They want to be … [Read More] NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Toolkit – NDIS

London Education and Inclusion Project (LEIP): Results from a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intervention to Reduce School Exclusion and Antisocial Behavior – Journal of Youth and Adolescence

ABSTRACT School exclusion as a disciplinary measure remains a controversial issue. In spite of numerous attempts to reduce this practice, no solutions with documented effectiveness exist. This article reports results of a cluster-randomized controlled field trial carried out in 36 schools across London. The trial is an independent evaluation of a 12-week-long intervention, Engage in … [Read More] London Education and Inclusion Project (LEIP): Results from a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intervention to Reduce School Exclusion and Antisocial Behavior – Journal of Youth and Adolescence

Does growth lead to inequality? It depends – OECD Ecoscope

Extract from an article by Orsetta Causa, Mikkel Hermansen and Nicolas Ruiz, Structural Surveillance Division, OECD Economics Department Widespread increases in inequality over the past three decades have raised the question of whether growth in itself is a driver of income inequality. Considering that correlation often tells little about causation, this question is less trivial than … [Read More] Does growth lead to inequality? It depends – OECD Ecoscope

EVENT – 1st Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference: Facing Challenges – FASSTT

Sydney,  29-31 March 2017 The Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference is dedicated to exploring the most innovative and successful ways to support refugees as they recover from trauma and resettle. Join senior non-for-profit leaders, international experts, health professionals, educators, community workers, volunteers and refugee community members for three days of inspiration and knowledge sharing. Through … [Read More] EVENT – 1st Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference: Facing Challenges – FASSTT

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