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IELTS Research Report snapshot: IELTS and employment

Investigating the use of IELTS in determining employment, migration and professional registration outcomes in healthcare and early childcare education in Australia

Authored by:

Cate Gribble, Jill Blackmore, Anne-Marie Morrissey and Tanja Capic, Deakin University, Australia.

Focusing on two critical professional fields – health and early childhood education – this study provides key insights into language and cultural challenges facing overseas-trained professionals and international graduates making the transition into the Australian labour market.

Interviews in this study with employers, government organisations, industry associations, overseas-trained professionals and international graduates confirm that communication is at the heart of these professions. They highlight the complex, sophisticated language and communication skills required in workplaces that are often culturally very different from those previously experienced.

Key findings:

- English language competency is critical in determining successful labour market outcomes. Conversely, weak English language proficiency can have serious safety implications. Cultural factors and the nuances of social relationships also provide serious challenges.

- Universities are increasingly expected to ensure international students graduate with appropriate English language and communication skills.

- Most health sector employers in this study view the IELTS requirements for registration as appropriate, although some suggest that these could be even higher.

- Highly differentiated labour markets have developed in metropolitan and rural hospitals. For example, unlike metropolitan hospitals, shortages in rural areas have led to hospitals being staffed predominantly by international doctors and nurses.

- The introduction (in September 2015) of English language requirements for teachers in early childhood education was received positively by employers, further professionalising the sector.

- Although many early childhood sector employers value cultural diversity and see the need for strong English language skills, they have limited knowledge of IELTS requirements. The researchers recommend revisiting them once the impact of the changes has taken effect.

- Other challenges faced by overseas-trained professionals and international graduates in this study include workplace discrimination, isolation and extreme frustration when unable to work in their area of qualification.

This IELTS Research Report, along with more than 100 others, is available in full for free on Dr.Arian Karimi website.

Every year IDP Education and the British Council fund and support IELTS-related research that reflects current issues relating to the IELTS test in the international context. Such research makes an important contribution to the monitoring and test development process for IELTS; it also helps IELTS stakeholders to develop a greater understanding of the test.


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UNESCO experts to hold workshop in Kermanshah


UNESCO experts


TEHRAN – A panel of UNESCO-affiliated experts of cultural heritage will hold a workshop in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah from September 7 to 10, a senior local official said on Wednesday.


Jalil Balai, the director of Kermanshah Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department, also expressed hope the event would provide residents with an opportunity to properly introduce their history, culture, and handicrafts to the UNESCO experts.


Practical skills and knowledge for the safeguarding and conservation of cultural heritage relics are amongst the subjects to be touched during the workshop.


The four-day training course will be held adjacent to the Bisotun prehistoric center, which has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2010.


Bisotun linking the Iranian high plateau with Mesopotamia features remains from the prehistoric times to the Median, Achaemenid, Sassanian, and Ilkhanid periods.


The picture above shows the Achaemenid-era Behistun Inscription, which is located in Bisotun, Kermanshah Province.


Zarif to meet Kerry amid Iran's frustration


Zarif to meet Kerry amid Iran's frustration


Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on Washington to stop meddling in Iran’s relations with other countries ahead of a meeting with his US counterpart.


Zarif is expected to meet John Kerry in New York on Tuesday before the US secretary of state flies to Saudi Arabia to join President Barack Obama at a summit with Persian Gulf Arab leaders.


The meeting follows complaints from top Iranian officials that the US is not fulfilling its part of a nuclear agreement reached in July.


Zarif said Monday he would urge Washington to “seriously” live up to its side of the deal and stop interfering in Iran’s banking and financial ties with other states.


Iran's top diplomat is in New York to attend a UN debate on Sustainable Development Goals and attend the signing ceremony of the Paris climate change agreement.


Zarif said the visit is "a good opportunity to prevent groups hostile to Iran from implementing their Iranophobic projects" after the nuclear deal.


“It is time to rebuild trust with the institutions which suffered losses from their links with Iran in the past. They have to be given assurances that they will not suffer from such links in the future."


The minister said there is no hurdle on the way of healthy economic ties between Iran and the US but Tehran does not have plans to forge such relations for now.


Ahead of his visit, Zarif said he would ask the United States to ease restrictions on non-American banks doing business with the Islamic Republic.


“Iran will definitely put pressure on the United States to pave the way for the cooperation of non-American banks with Iran,” he said on Saturday.


“The other party, particularly the United States, is required to implement its commitments in banking cooperation,” he said at a Tehran news conference with visiting EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.


On Friday, Governor of Iran's Central Bank Valiollah Seif hit out at the US and the EU for failing to honor the nuclear agreement by keeping Iran locked out of the international financial system.


US administration officials have ruled out granting Iran access to the US financial system or direct access to the dollar.


In a speech at the US Council on Foreign Relations, Seif complained that “almost nothing” has been done to reintegrate Iran into the global economy since implementation of the nuclear deal in January.


“Unless serious efforts are made by our partners, in my view, they have not honored their obligations,” he said.


Seif warned that failure to do more to integrate Iranian banks into the global economy could jeopardize the nuclear agreement.


Effective implementation of the agreement must be done “in such a way that Iran’s economic and business activities will be facilitated,” he said. Otherwise, the deal “breaks up on its own terms.”


What America’s Top Schools Have in Common

What America’s Top Schools Have in Common

Four public high schools named as the best in the United States have much in common.

All four high schools have high academic requirements for students interested in admission. The four also offer a mix of challenging courses. And they all have a large percentage of Asian-American students.

The top schools were chosen by the Niche.com website. Niche.com says it examined nearly 24,000 U.S. public high schools. It rated the schools based on quality of their education programs and teachers, as well as student and parent comments.

The top four schools are: Stuyvesant High School in New York City; High Technology High School in New Jersey; Staten Island Technical High School in New York City; and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia.

The fifth best high school is Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois, according to Niche.com. Stevenson is the only school among the top five that does not limit admissions. The school is open to all students in its community, near Chicago.

Enrollment of Asian-Americans at the top high schools continues to grow.

At Stuyvesant, 73 percent of students are Asian-Americans. The rate is 63 percent at Thomas Jefferson, 52 percent at High Technology, 41 percent at Staten Island Technical and 21 percent at Stevenson.

At the top four schools, officials say there is only one reason for so many students being Asian-American. They say the Asian-American students are getting much better test scores.

At Stuyvesant, Staten Island Technical and High Technology, students are chosen based on how they do in mathematics and verbal admission tests. At Jefferson, students are asked to take a test and write a paper.

Only a small percentage of the boys and girls get accepted. At Stuyvesant, 28,000 students apply for 935 openings.

Eliza Noh teaches at California State University in Fullerton. She talked about the success of Asian-American students with VOA.

“If Asian-American parents emphasize education, it has more to do with their perception that education can help them overcome existing barriers in the labor market,” she said.

The children who get into these top schools have many advantages. For example, classes at Stuyvesant are similar to “those of a small college,” according to InsideSchools.org. The website reports on New York City’s public schools.

InsideSchools says Stuyvesant offers sights of New York Harbor and has a large swimming pool.

“Stuyvesant has long been known as a math-science school, but its English and social studies classes are among the school’s strongest,” it says.

Going to school with so many gifted students can push teenagers to do their best. But it can also put students under a lot of pressure to keep up.

“Stuyvesant is a hard place for a “B’’ student, wrote InsideSchools. “A” is the top grade at many schools. “F” is the lowest.

Harvey Blumm is a guidance counselor at Stuyvesant. He says the school works directly with students to help them deal with pressure.

Sometimes, he says, school officials “have to ask” parents not to put too much pressure on their children.

“I tell them that if their child gets a 92 (out of 100) in a test, that it is very good and they should not criticize,” Blumm said. “They should offer praise. Ninety-two is a very good grade.”

Elise Hauptman has three children at Stevenson High School in Illinois – the number five rated public high school, according to Niche.com.

What she likes about Stevenson is that the school’s counselors and teachers “work hard” to serve all students, “not just those with the best grades.”

“It is not just the top students or those facing the most challenges,” Hauptman tells VOA. “They don’t want students in the middle to get lost.”

The quality education offered at Stevenson makes Hauptman question why some parents choose to spend a lot of money to send children to private schools.

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Rouhani vows to privatize Iran’s car industry


Rouhani vows to privatize Iran’s car industry


Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the privatization of the country’s car industry is a key mission in the economic agenda of his administration – an announcement already seen by analysts as a sign that Iran is already preparing to open up its economy to world markets.


President Rouhani in his remarks emphasized that people should be happy about the quality of cars in Iran, adding that the only way for this to happen is to have private sector corporations produce cars.


“The satisfaction of people is of special importance to the administration. To close the doors and to produce cars and impose them on the people and tell them that this is the only thing you can choose is not an acceptable logic to the administration,” he told a conference of auto producers.


“Everyone should struggle for the satisfaction of the people and we need to take serious steps toward this direction in the car industry. Iran’s car industry should be completely privatized and become competitive.”


Iran is the Middle East’s largest auto market with a population of 80 million who bought 1.1 million cars in 2014.The automobile industry is seen as Iran’s biggest non-oil sector, accounting for nearly 10% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Iran Khodro and SAIPA companies account for more than 90 percent of the total domestic production in Iran.


Nevertheless, almost 17,000 people die in road crashes each year which many blame on the poor safety standards of cars produced by the country.


Rouhani further emphasized that his administration has over the past few years strongly supported the state corporations that produce cars by devising heavy tariffs on imports of cars. He specifically mentioned a plan to provide loans to people as another key step that his administration had taken to encourage consumers to purchase cars.


However, the president emphasized that the administration's abilities to support the state car producers are limited and cannot continue eternally.




Rouhani further emphasized that Iran welcomes the formation of joint ventures between Iranian and international automakers, stressing that such ventures should not only satisfy the domestic market but also answer the needs of the regional markets.


He added that partnerships with international carmakers offer a quick way to improve the industry's technology and safety.


"There is a shortcut ... We have to start partnerships with prominent world carmakers. We will reach to the optimum point in technology, protecting the environment, saving energy and safety," AP quoted Rouhani as saying.


He further emphasized that partnerships with foreign carmakers will serve the best interests of all sides, and increasing the competitiveness of the local market can only help strengthen the industry.


"The government will never be a good manager in industry, including the car industry. The sector should be completely privatized and competitive," he said. "The partnership will drive us ahead."


During his landmark visit to France in January, Rouhani oversaw the signing of a key agreement between the French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroën and Iran Khodro to produce cars in Iran.


The deal whose value is estimated to be €400 million envisages the production of 200,000 cars a year in Iran.


Discussions over similar projects have also been going on between Iran and other global automakers including Renault (France), Fiat (Italy), Suzuki (Japan) and Daimler (Germany).

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