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Issues related to students' decisions to remain in school beyond year 10


Watson, J and Allen, J and Beswick, K and Cranston, N and Hay, I and Wright, S and Kidd, L, Issues related to students' decisions to remain in school beyond year 10, Youth Studies Australia, 32, (2) pp. 21-29. ISSN 1038-2569 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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This paper reports on outcomes of a pilot study implemented to assess items to be used in a large study of retention in Tasmanian State schools. Ninety-four students in Years 5 and 9/10 completed a survey devised to measure various categories of issues associated with studentsí decisions to remain in school after Year 10. Similarities were found between the two year levels in relation to aspirations of students, parents, and teachers but differences were found in relation to topics related to the school environment. As well, some differences were found associated with absence from school. The outcomes of the pilot study serve as preliminary benchmarks for the larger study

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Secondary education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Schools and learning environments not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Watson, J (Professor Jane Watson)
UTAS Author:Allen, J (Dr Jeanne Allen)
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
UTAS Author:Cranston, N (Professor Neil Cranston)
UTAS Author:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
UTAS Author:Wright, S (Mrs Suzie Wright)
UTAS Author:Kidd, L (Mrs Lynda Kidd)
ID Code:82775
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-02-18
Last Modified:2017-11-10
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