Re-engaging young people with education and training: what are the alternatives?

Wilson, Kimberley, Stemp, Kellie, and McGinty, Sue (2011) Re-engaging young people with education and training: what are the alternatives? Youth Studies Australia, 30 (4). pp. 32-39.

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Alternative education programs are one way of responding to the disengagement of young people from mainstream schools. While there are a great variety of programs, those where young people experience success have incorporated a number of elements of best practice (Mills & McGregor 2010). This article reviews the attributes of effective alternative programs, with a particular focus on programs situated in Queensland,Australia. Establishing what constitutes a successful alternative program becomes increasingly important in an education climate that includes rapid movement toward a standardised educational experience with the attendant potential to further alienate those young people already existing on the margins of mainstream schooling.

Item ID: 19734
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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ISSN: 1038-2569
Funders: Australian Research Council
Projects and Grants: Re-engaging Disadvantaged Youth Through Science
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 07:03
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education @ 100%
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