Staff perceptions of an alternative educational model for at risk adolescents in Queensland

Yuginovich, Trudy and O'Brien, Patrick (2009) Staff perceptions of an alternative educational model for at risk adolescents in Queensland. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 3 (12). pp. 15-26. ISSN 1833-1882

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Abstract

This paper reports on staff perceptions of the ‘educational model’ implemented by Glendyne School as an alternative model for the secondary education for ‘at risk adolescents’. The paper starts with an extensive literature review that details the attributes of successful alternative programs for students who are unable to be accommodated by mainstream schools. Using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, staff members were consulted in order to gauge perceptions of the effectiveness of the school programs. The paper details the processes used to collect data and reports on the educational provision of programs for “at risk” youth and concludes with a discussion that analyses how the perceptions of the school’s staff align with what the literature sees as necessary for authentic programming in an alternative setting.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: Dr Patrick O'Brien
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2009 02:36
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2014 01:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: at risk students; adolescents; alternative schools; alternative curriculum
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5676

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