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

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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.
AuthorsWilson, Kimberley, Stemp, Kellie and McGinty, Sue
Abstract

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. 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

KeywordsAt risk persons; Best practice; Diversity (Institutional); Educational alternatives; Flexible learning; High risk students; Program effectiveness
Year2011
JournalYouth Studies Australia
Journal citation30 (4), pp. 32 - 39
PublisherNational Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
ISSN1038-2569
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84858815518
Web address (URL)http://search.informit.com.au/fullText;res=AEIPT;dn=189554
Page range32 - 39
Research GroupSchool of Education
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