ERIC Number: ED473746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Making Connections: The Evaluation of the Victorian Full Service Schools Program.
James, Pauline; St. Leger, Pam; Ward, Kevin
The objective of the Australian Commonwealth's Full Service Schools (FSS) Program has been to provide additional support to schools to develop innovative programs and arrangements that address the specific needs of students who are considered at risk of not completing Year 12 to a satisfactory level. The target group has been students primarily 16 to 17 years of age at risk of not completing Year 12 or not making a successful transition from school to further education, training or employment. The FSS Program, which operated in 1999 and 2000, was funded by the Commonwealth Government. The evaluation was an action research project designed to find out what curriculum programs and arrangements engaged the young people who participated in the Victorian FSS Program. It documents a range of approaches which encouraged young people to reconnect to education. By listening to the views of these young people, their teachers and other community members, the researchers have written a report which analyzes the strengths of many aspects of the FSS Program. The findings show that it was a Program which had significant benefits for many students who were unlikely to stay on at school. Nine appendixes are included containing program questionnaires and data summaries. (Contains 57 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Transitional Programs
Department of Education & Training, GPO Box 4367, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia. For full text: http://www.successfullearning.com.au/connections_new_web.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Australian Commonwealth Dept. of Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A