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The secondary engagement evaluation project in low SES schools

Down, B. and Choules, K. (2011) The secondary engagement evaluation project in low SES schools. Murdoch University. Centre for Learning Change and Development, Murdoch University, W.A..

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Abstract

Young people of school age are switching off and disengaging from schooling at unprecedented rates; especially in low SES school communities.

Between 30-40% of young people are not completing 12 years of secondary education. If you happen to be Indigenous, poor or live in rural and remote communities, the figures are progressively worse.

This failure to achieve high levels of school retention and student engagement represents a significant and intractable problem for individuals, families, communities and governments.

We are all worse off when young people fail to realise their potential and do not make a meaningful transition to a rewarding adult life. The implications for the individual and society are long lasting and costly in both human and financial terms.

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Series Name: A Report for the Western Australia Department of Education
Publisher: Murdoch University. Centre for Learning Change and Development
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/11839
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