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Report of the program evaluation of ‘Dream Big’

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Corbett, Michael John and Fraser, SP and Beswick, K and Smith, H and Wells, Jill and Reaburn, RL and McCarthy, RJ and Roberts, JV and McLeod, CJ and Sutton, GN and Smith, CJ and Page, LA, Report of the program evaluation of Dream Big', Burnie City Council, Launceston, Tasmania, Final (2017) [Contract Report]


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This report has been researched and compiled for the Burnie City Council and for the community of Burnie to evaluate the effectiveness of the Dream Big program. Dream Big is a school-based program based in Burnie, which is situated on the North-West Coast of Tasmania and is the state’s most westerly city (Burnie City Council, 2010). Starting in 2013, Dream Big aims at improving student engagement and encouraging participation in post Year 10 education and training, ultimately leading to better school retention rates, a better overall quality of education, and enhanced employment opportunities within the region. It is a collaboration between the Burnie City Council, industry partners and education providers to engage students in conversations about post Year 10 education, training, business and industry, incorporating site visits for Year 5 students.

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Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:aspiration, engagement, transition, rural and regional, north-west Tasmania
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other Education
Research Field:Education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Equity and Access to Education
UTAS Author:Corbett, Michael John (Professor Michael Corbett)
UTAS Author:Fraser, SP (Professor Sharon Fraser)
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
UTAS Author:Smith, H (Dr Heidi Smith)
UTAS Author:Wells, Jill (Dr Jill Wells)
UTAS Author:Reaburn, RL (Dr Robyn Reaburn)
UTAS Author:McCarthy, RJ (Ms Robyn McCarthy)
UTAS Author:Roberts, JV (Mrs Janine Roberts)
UTAS Author:McLeod, CJ (Dr Catriona McLeod)
UTAS Author:Sutton, GN (Ms Georgia Sutton)
UTAS Author:Smith, CJ (Dr Caroline Smith)
UTAS Author:Page, LA (Ms Linda Page)
ID Code:121648
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-10-09
Last Modified:2017-10-13
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