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Mainstream schools in Queensland are responding to young people who are in danger of disengaging. However, schools' initiatives, philosophies and strategies in this regard have not been researched, recorded and disseminated. There is also limited research on whether these initiatives/strategies may be adapted and adopted system-wide. This research seeks to determine: a) strategies which work at a school level to keep students who are in danger of disengaging from education in school and enthused about learning; and b) how such strategies can be developed and utilised across the system. This research will also give consideration to issues beyond retention to include the concept of meaningful learning, and what constitutes schooling achievement for students who would have otherwise disengaged and/or dropped out of education.

Project members

Professor Martin Mills

ARC Future Fellow
Acting Head of School
Professor
Education

Professor Annemaree Carroll

Professor, Affiliate Associate Professor
Affiliate Associate Professor
Youth Substance Abuse
Professor
Education

Associate Professor Liz Mackinlay

Associate Professor
Education

Dr Louise Phillips

Lecturer
Education
Research Fellow
Institute for Social Science Research
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
 
Senior Lecturer
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Science