ERIC Number: ED441957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Realising Potential: Helping Homeless and Disenchanted Young People Back into Learning.
This guide shows how "Foyers" (safe residences for working/learning youth) and other organizations provide routes back into learning for young people. Chapter 1, "Young People and the Current Learning Agenda," provides a summary of encouraging developments from government, ushering in new learning opportunities for young people. Chapter 2, "Turning Young People Back on to Learning," presents findings from interviews and group discussions to test for differences in attitude between genders and younger people and young adults. These findings show how learning fits into these groups' worlds and focus on their principal interests and concerns; attitudes to learning; motivations to learn; barriers to learning; overcoming barriers; and learning role models. Chapter 3, "The Foyer Movement," describes the Foyer Federation and how Foyers work. Chapter 4, "Learning from Experience," draws seven case studies from selected Foyers and seven from other organizations working with disenchanted young people. These keys to tackling problems are discussed: time and care, learner involvement, overcoming negative experiences, making it fun, motivation, support and staff, positive learning experiences, holistic approach, paying the bills, managing success, and making partnerships work. Case studies of 12 individuals are included, and a brief resume of each project is found at the end of the chapter. Chapter 5, "Joined-Up Learning," lists key learning points and recommends action to address the issue. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).; Lifelong Learning Foundation, Manchester (England).
Authoring Institution: Foyer Foundation, London (England).; Campaign for Learning, London (England).
Note: Supported by Lincoln Financial Group.