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ERIC Number: EJ1077725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8040
Second Chances: Want to Meet the Needs of Early School-Leavers? Focus on Their Mental Health
McHugh, Kathriona
Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, p61-74 2015
This article provides an overview of research carried out with early school-leavers in four Youthreach centres in the West of Ireland. It offers progressive perspectives on links between early school leaving and mental health related issues. In particular the participants' stories reveal that their mainstream schooling experiences had a damaging effect on their mental health. The findings highlight the necessity for the creation of educational provisions that have "care" and "respect" as central concepts, and for Youthreach centres to be recognised as a viable and valid alternative to mainstream schooling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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