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

Re-engaging young people in education : learning from alternative schools, Martin Mills, 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, Glenda McGregor
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Contributor
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"--
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Cataloging source
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Dewey number
371.04
Index
no index present
LC call number
LC46.8.A788
LC item number
M55 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Re-engaging young people in education : learning from alternative schools, Martin Mills, Glenda McGregor
Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn867049900
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1 online resource
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134739509
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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553060
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.b29651037
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)867049900
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Library Locations

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