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dc.contributor.authorMills, Martin
dc.contributor.authorMcGregor, Glenda
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-21T22:17:22Z
dc.date.available2018-01-21T22:17:22Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1920-7298
dc.identifier.doi10.18357/ijcyfs72201615718
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/100353
dc.description.abstractThis paper is concerned with “what works” in alternative schools, also known as flexible learning centres, in the state of Queensland, Australia. Generally, young people who find their way to an alternative educational provider have left school early due to difficult personal circumstances or significant clashes with schooling authorities and their associated disciplinary requirements. This research at eight case-study alternative schools shows that their students were reconnecting to educational futures because of policies and practices that were quite different from those of mainstream schools. By reimagining their relational, pedagogical, curricular, and pastoral work, many of these alternative schools and centres have created learning environments that cater to the holistic needs of young people, particularly those on the margins of societies. It is our contention that mainstream schools might use ideas from this growing alternative educational sector to inform their practices positively and thus retain many of their most vulnerable students.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Education, Training and Employment
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Victoria
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom198
dc.relation.ispartofpageto217
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSecondary Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDemography
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130106
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1603
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1607
dc.titleAlternative education: providing support to the disenfranchised
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
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gro.rights.copyright© University of Victoria 2016 Martin Mills, Glenda McGregor. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
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gro.griffith.authorMcGregor, Glenda V.


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