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ERIC Number: EJ938143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1448-0220
Crossing School-Community Boundaries for Vocational Education: Enabling Learning for Potential Early School Leavers
James, Pauline; St. Leger, Pam
International Journal of Training Research, v1 n1 p1-22 2003
This paper provides an account of findings, pertinent to vocational education and training, of the Victorian evaluation of the Commonwealth-funded Full Service Schools Program. This program was designed for students "at risk" of leaving school early and not making a successful transition into further education and training or employment. It involved the development or extension of a number of vocational and personal skills programs and partnership arrangements for schools with a variety of local training organisations and community agencies. The evaluation indicated, among other things, that vocational programs are indeed an important means of re-engaging students in school. Yet crucial to their success are the quality of the school-community partnerships established, the relationships between students and their teachers, and the respect and recognition for students' developing competence accorded them within the school and community as a whole.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia