Youth ‘at risk’: further marginalizing the marginalized?

Youth ‘at risk’ is the currently favoured label used in Australian policy for youth whose educational outcomes are considered too low, with an emphasis on the risk of not completing senior secondary education. Although some research has identified factors contributing to this risk as stemming from complex interactions between individual and family circumstances as well as characteristics of schools and society, policy identification of youth ‘at risk’ has tended to simplistically focus on personal attributes of young people. Moreover, this identification has set up a false distinction between ... Show more

Authors: Te Riele, Kitty

Published: London, England, Taylor and Francis, 2006

Resource type: Article

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