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Improving post-school outcomes for rural school leavers


Abbott-Chapman, JA and Kilpatrick, SI, Improving post-school outcomes for rural school leavers, Australian Journal of Education, 45, (1) pp. 35-47. ISSN 0004-9441 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/000494410104500104


A study of Year 10 leavers from rural high schools in Tasmania has found that school pressures to remain in Years 1 and 12 have not necessarily solved the post-school career dilemmas of rural youth. Indeed, despite growing numbers of VET options in schools, these are not being taken up significantly by younger students despite student and family aspirations for a 'steady job' and job related training, within an increasingly depressed and casualised regional labour market. Implications of family support and community 'social capital' in negotiating a way through the trials and errors of the work/study mosaic are discussed in relation to national policy frameworks.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education policy, sociology and philosophy
Research Field:Sociology of education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Abbott-Chapman, JA (Professor Joan Abbott-Chapman)
UTAS Author:Kilpatrick, SI (Professor Sue Kilpatrick)
ID Code:22336
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2002-05-15

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