The Resource Re-engaging young people in education : learning from alternative schools, Martin Mills and Glenda McGregor

Re-engaging young people in education : learning from alternative schools, Martin Mills and Glenda McGregor

Label
Re-engaging young people in education : learning from alternative schools
Title
Re-engaging young people in education
Title remainder
learning from alternative schools
Statement of responsibility
Martin Mills and Glenda McGregor
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Many young people failed by the school system are those who face a range of social and economic challenges due to multiple forms of injustice. This book provides an insight into the educational practices that work to re-engage young people who have become disenchanted with traditional schooling. It examines the lives of students and workers who participate in education sites on the fringes of mainstream education, and includes a rich tapestry of personal experiences from those who have been failed by their schooling experiences.The book draws upon research of international relevance conducted in a range of "Flexible Learning Centres" and "democratic schools" in Australia and the UK; it suggests that improving the retention levels of young people in formal education will require schooling practices to change. Students who have become disengaged from mainstream schooling do re-engage in the learning process of many alternative schools, indicating that teaching practices and forms of organisation which work in alternative sites can also provide lessons for mainstream schooling, thereby encouraging a more socially just education system.Included in the book:contexts of contemporary schoolingwho chooses flexible learning centres and whydemocratic schools: students and teachers working togetherteaching in "the margins" case studies: "oppositional alternatives".All young people have the capacity to learn and to enjoy learning; they do not "fail school", rather, schools fail them. The teachers, workers and students who have shared their stories provide significant insights into how we might change this situation, and the book will be invaluable reading for postgraduates and researchers in the fields of education, the sociology of education, school reform and social work"--
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
371.04
Index
index present
LC call number
LC46.8.A788
LC item number
M55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Re-engaging young people in education : learning from alternative schools, Martin Mills and Glenda McGregor
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.Contexts of contemporary schooling -- 3.Who chooses flexible learning centres and why -- 4.Democratic schools: students and teachers working together -- 5.Teaching in 'the margins' -- 6.Case studies: 'oppositional alternatives' -- 7.Conclusion: lessons from the margins
Control code
000051614698
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9780415505048
Lccn
2013017684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
60001856039
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28675319
System control number
  • (OCoLC)774498684
  • wc28675319

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