This book is about changing the paradigm of the established system of schooling in Australia. Education has long been recognised as the key to addressing intergenerational and social disadvantage, but a socially inclusive future is the particular concern of this book, for marginalised groups of young people who may not have the social capital, socioeconomic background, family support or life opportunities to progress through the education system according to its established parameters. Themes include:
what young people are telling us about schooling and their lives, and what it takes to engage young people in learning
social inclusion and school retention: the South Australian experience and joined-up working
shaping systems, policy and practice to increase learning opportunities and more equitable outcomes for all young people.
The book also provides case studies drawn from South Australia's Social Inclusion Initiative School Retention Action Plan, which was implemented to address early school leaving and disengagement from learning by young people.
"In a number of ways, this book models the very sort of educational discourse that is needed if the factors that create social exclusion are to be challenged successfully. It is a rich source of ideas for policy makers and practitioners in school education as they explore the most important yet least understood question in Australian education: how do we ensure that the benefits of a quality education system are available to all children and young people?' Professor Emeritus Alan Reid, University of South Australia
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