Practices and possibilities: three years on

Taylor, Pauline, and Holden, Anne (2009) Practices and possibilities: three years on. In: Papers from Unemployment and the Global Financial Crisis: Policy, partnerships and practice. From: Unemployment and the Global Financial Crisis: Policy, partnerships and practice, 1-2 December 2009, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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In 2006 an evaluation of the Far Northern Queensland districts District Youth Achievement Plan (DYAP) governance and processes was conducted (Taylor, 2006a). The subsequent literature generated by this evaluation (Taylor, 2006b; 2008) supported Considine's (2005) notions of new forms of network governance as providing" action channels and .... sets of boundaries" (p.13) and concluded that the DYAP processes suggest that new "spaces" for political action could be generated through joined up responses to community issues and offer possibilities for new ways of implementing policy. This paper reflects on developments in policy, practice and partnerships impacting on the initiative since 2006 and proposes that much of the success of the original project has fallen victim to centralized policy mandates and lack of attention to local partnerships. Policy needs to be much more responsive to local contexts if its intent and outcomes are to be achieved for disadvantaged youth in regional Queensland.

Item ID: 10003
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
Keywords: education; policy; access and equity
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Date Deposited: 05 May 2010 04:45
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160506 Education Policy @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education @ 70%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development @ 30%
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