Improving post-school outcomes for rural school leavers


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Author: Abbott-Chapman, Joan; Kilpatrick, Sue


In this article, the authors assess the impact of increasing vocational education and training (VET) options within high school upon the post-school study and employment outcomes of rural school leavers. It is based on research carried out in Tasmania of Year 10 school leavers and their parents. Findings indicate that parents and students see this as a positive move in opening up training and job-related options and improved outcomes for rural youth in the future. The authors also discuss the tensions between the academic pressures of the teachers and schools towards academically...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Vocational education and training; Outcomes; Policy; Teaching and learning; Youth; Demographics

Keywords: VET in schools; Outcomes of education and training; Educational policy; Postcompulsory education; Rural

Published: Camberwell, Victoria: Australian Council for Educational Research, 2001

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Journal volume: 45

Journal number: 1

Journal date: April 2001

Pages: pp.35-47

ISSN: 0004-9441

Statement of responsibility: Joan Abbott-Chapman and Sue Kilpatrick

Resource type: Article

Document number: TD/TNC 66.350

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