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Educational alternatives for marginalised youth


te Riele, K, Educational alternatives for marginalised youth, Australian Educational Researcher, 34, (4) pp. 53-68. ISSN 0311-6999 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2007 Australian Association for Research in Education

DOI: doi:10.1007/BF03216865


In the context of pressure to increase retention rates a wide variety of alternative educational programs has developed in Australia over the past few decades. The purpose of this paper is to provide a map of the alternative education landscape for marginalised youth in New South Wales, in order to reduce confusion and enable communication between programs, practitioners and scholars, locally and internationally. This paper focuses on two dimensions to do with the programís purpose in relation to locus of change and with the stability of the program to construct a proposed map of alternative education for marginalised youth in Australia. Based on this map, the paper argues that one type of program is most useful, not only for marginalised young people but also for suggesting possibilities for reform in mainstream education.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:education, educational alternatives, marginalised youth
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Equity and access to education
UTAS Author:te Riele, K (Professor Kitty te Riele)
ID Code:113843
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:56
Deposited By:Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment
Deposited On:2017-01-24
Last Modified:2017-04-13

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