Practices and possibilities: learning from the Far North Queensland's District Youth Achievement Planning process

Taylor, Pauline (2007) Practices and possibilities: learning from the Far North Queensland's District Youth Achievement Planning process. In: Proceedings of the Conference Governments and Communities in Partnership: from theory to practice. From: Governments and Communities in Partnership: from theory to practice, 25-27 September 2006, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper builds upon a recent evaluation (Taylor, 2006) of the Far Northern Queensland districts District Youth Achievement Plan (DYAP). It describes the governance processes used throughout the trial phase of the DYAP initiative, maps the program’s successes against the desired policy outcomes and analyses the policy implementation in terms of policy implementation literature (Berman & McLaughlin, 1978; Falk, 2002; Hall & McGinty, 1997; Prunty, 1985; Weatherly& Lipsky, 1977) and Considine’s (2005) notions of new forms of network governance and “action channels and….sets of boundaries” (p.13). The initiative does seem to suggest that new “spaces” for political action can be generated through joined up responses to community issues and offer possibilities for new ways of implementing policy.

Item ID: 1947
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: education, disadvantage, policy
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Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2008
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160506 Education Policy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development @ 100%
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