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dc.contributor.authorWatson, Jane
dc.contributor.authorWright, Suzie
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Jeanne
dc.contributor.authorBeswick, Kim
dc.contributor.authorHay, Ian
dc.contributor.authorCranston, Neil
dc.contributor.editorMargaret Baguley
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-23T12:30:53Z
dc.date.available2019-01-23T12:30:53Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/171965
dc.description.abstractThis paper draws from a large longitudinal study into issues related to student retention beyond the compulsory years of schooling and gives voice to a commonly-overlooked set of stakeholders, namely those in the community. Although many studies report on students’ and teachers’ opinions of the influence of the community on student engagement and retention, very little is found based on data from the community members themselves. This paper provides an analysis of 11 in-depth interviews carried out with members of the community during the three-year mixed-methods research project on student retention in rural, regional, and disadvantaged areas of Tasmania. Of the themes that emerged, the most salient was that of the provision of educational pathways for students. Other themes included job opportunities, both as a positive and negative influence on student retention, the responsibilities of the community from the perspectives of community members themselves, and their views of the importance of parents and teachers in relation to retention.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAustralian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.aare.edu.au/publications-database.php/9770/listening-to-the-community-on-student-retention
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameAARE 2015 (Australian Association for Research in Education)
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleAARE Conference Proceedings 2015
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2015-11-29
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2015-12-03
dc.relation.ispartoflocationFremantle, Australia
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130399
dc.titleListening to the Community on Student Retention
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
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gro.griffith.authorAllen, Jeanne M.


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