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ERIC Number: EJ1057754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Excluded from School: Getting a Second Chance at a "Meaningful" Education
McGregor, Glenda; Mills, Martin; te Riele, Kitty; Hayes, Debra
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v19 n6 p608-625 2015
In this paper, we draw upon the experiences of a group of young people who have been excluded from mainstream schools in two Australian states to provide an account of the ways in which they have found their way to education in educational sites that are variously referred to as "flexible learning centres", "second chance schools" and "alternative schools". Whilst often clashing with school authorities in their original schools, these young people described how, when given the opportunity, they were able to engage in more meaningful learning in environments that recognised and accommodated their personal circumstances, and avoided authoritarian rule. A question we address is: What kinds of educational experiences facilitate "meaningful learning" for these students?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia