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Passport to a Positive Future: Evaluation of the Melbourne Academy


te Riele, K and Davies, M and Baker, A and Swain, L, Passport to a Positive Future: Evaluation of the Melbourne Academy, Victoria University, Australia, pp. 1-75. (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Melbourne City Mission commissioned researchers from the Victoria Institute for Education, Diversity and Lifelong Learning at Victoria University to evaluate the Melbourne Academy during 2014, focusing on:

  • whether and how students are ‘better off’ as a consequence of attending the Melbourne Academy,
  • distinctive aspects of the Melbourne Academy model.

The project drew on a range of data sources: interviews with 20 students, 13 staff and 2 parents; photographs and notes associated with a creative student project in 3 classrooms; observation notes; a semi-quantitative questionnaire with 29 students; staff ratings of student engagement at two time points in 2014, for 41 students; and documentation made available by Melbourne City Mission.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:education, disadvantaged youth, flexible learning, disengagement, community
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:113853
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment
Deposited On:2017-01-24
Last Modified:2017-03-27

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