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ERIC Number: EJ1040677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0311-6999
Staying Engaged: The Role of Teachers and Schools in Keeping Young People with Health Conditions Engaged in Education
Hopkins, Liza; Green, Julie; Henry, John; Edwards, Brian; Wong, Shanti
Australian Educational Researcher, v41 n1 p25-41 Mar 2014
It is well known that having a chronic or traumatic health condition can seriously impact on a young person's educational trajectory, as well as placing the young person at higher risk of experiencing mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, and increasing their likelihood of participation in risky behaviours. This paper reports on research examining best practice by schools in mitigating the impact of having a health condition by keeping students engaged with education in the post-compulsory years of schooling. The research project was designed to examine the strategies, both formal and informal, which are enacted by schools, individual teachers, families and students in ensuring an ongoing connection with educational pathways in the senior years. We describe an interconnected set of critical success factors for retaining these vulnerable young people in education, and reflect on the implications of these for educational policymakers and school administrators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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