Second chance education: barriers, supports and engagement strategies

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Author: Savelsberg, Harry; Pignata, Silvia; Weckert, Pauline


Second chance education programs are now a well-established presence in institutions seeking to provide access and equity pathways for socio-economically disadvantaged groups. This paper focusses on the strategies used to support positive engagement in second chance equity programs, drawing upon evaluation research data from four TAFE sponsored programs. Interviews were held with service providers involved in the programs' development and delivery, and focus groups were held to gather information from program participants. The findings highlight the complex and often multiple barriers...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Equity; Participation; Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Outcomes

Keywords: Access to education and training; Institutional role; Educational program; Barrier; TAFE; Relevance of education and training

Geographic subjects: South Australia; Australia; Oceania

Published: Footscray, Victoria: Adult Learning Australia, 2017

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Journal volume: 57

Journal number: 1

Journal date: April 2017

Pages: pp. 36-57

ISSN: 1443-1394

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.165

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