ERIC Number: ED448300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Moving the Margins: Successful Programs for Marginalised Youth.
ARIS Resources Bulletin, v11 n4 p4-6 Dec 2000
The Salvation Army Brunswick (Australia) Job Placement and Training (JPET) project was first established as a recreational project for connecting workers with young people, but it grew to address the educational needs of at-risk youth. Staff working in the program follow a non-conflict, adult education model, emphasizing the development of a cooperative, supportive environment where students establish their own learning goals and are expected to take responsibility and make decisions regarding their learning, attendance, participation, and progress in the program. The curriculum allows the flexibility to incorporate interest-based topics and varied content. Competency-based assessment allows students to have existing skills recognized and to be assessed on their own timetable. Students are granted much-coveted certificates upon completion of the program. Successful programs have incorporated cooking, arts, crafts, and music and running a youth company selling herb garden kits. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Basic Education, Competency Based Education, Curriculum, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students, High School Equivalency Programs, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Relevance (Education), Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Young Adults
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Language Australia, Melbourne (Victoria). Adult Education Resource and Information Service.
Identifiers - Location: Australia