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Lifelong Learning Project - School Inclusion - Preventing Early School Leaving

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TITLE OF THE PUBLICATION:

Early School Leaving Publications Reviews

SURNAME AND NAME OF AUTHOR(S):

Strategic Partners; Centre for Youth Affairs and Development

PUBLISHER:

Centre for Youth Affairs and Development

PLACE AND DATE OF PUBLICATION:

Australia 2001

TYPE OF PUBLICATION:

report

LANGUAGE/S OF PUBLICATION:

english

LANGUAGE OF REVIEW:

English

DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS:

This report is an outcome of the Full Service Schools (FSS) Program, a national program designed to assist school to meet the needs of students at risk of not completing Year 12. This review was undertaken as a component of the Best Practice and Innovative Strategies Project, one branch of the FSS. It aims to answer the following questions: 1. Why do young people leave school early, and what factors increase the likelihood that this will happen? 2. Why are young people unlikely to return to secondary school once they have left and what difficulties do they face if an attempt at returning is made? 3. What role can schools play in reducing the chances of early school leaving? 4. What makes for “best practice” in school-based or school-linked programs and what do we know about what works and what doesn’t? 5. What issues face teachers responsible for these students? 6. What can policy makers do to ensure these students’ needs are met?
Findings indicate that lack of interest, boredom and negative experiences with teachers are the most common reasons for leaving school. Young people are much more likely to leave because of a negative experience of school rather than a positive sense of what exists outside school. Reasons for not returning include refusal of entry back into school because of past negative/troublesome behaviour; lack of adequate financial support; having to return to an environment that allows individuals the minimum of autonomy and responsibility; and finding school and the curriculum even less relevant to them once they had made the attempt to establish themselves as independent adults.

COMMENTS ON THIS PUBLICATION:

This project was supported by funding from the Commonwealth Department of Education,
Training and Youth Affairs under the Full Service Schools (FSS) Program.
A copy of this report is located at http://www.detya.gov.au/schools/publicat.htm
The study provides a useful appendix containing a list of recommended websites on the topic

NAME OF COMPILER:

Mauro di Grazia

NAME OF INSTITUTION:

CIPAT

ROLE:

Director of project



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