Educational leadership and the challenge of engaging young people in meaningful learning

Mills, Martin and McGregor, Glenda and Riddle, Stewart ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1653-1300 and Howell, Angelique (2021) Educational leadership and the challenge of engaging young people in meaningful learning. In: The School Leadership Survival Guide: What to Do When Things Go Wrong, How to Learn from Mistakes, and Why You Should Prepare for the Worst. Leadership, Schools, and Change. Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, United States, pp. 187-199. ISBN 978-1-64802-219-7

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Abstract

This chapter presents some innovative educational leadership initiatives and programs designed to support and engage young people in secondary schooling in complex settings. Data from various case studies are shared to demonstrate school-level strategies that help keep students who are in danger of disengaging from education, not only in school but enthused about their learning. In this chapter, we emphasise strategies for school leaders and outline a series of principles for engaging with young people in mainstream school settings that have complex features, including: rural and remote locations; high proportion of students from Indigenous or English as an Additional Language or Dialect backgrounds; low-SES/high-poverty; and drought-affected regions and areas of low employment. We argue for the importance of community connectedness as a core pillar of engaging with young people in meaningful learning, as well as for a variety of deeply contextualised, local practices that best meet the learning needs of students within their local communities.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2021 03:02
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2021 03:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: student engagement, meaningful learning, equity, social justice
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390203 Sociology of education
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160201 Equity and access to education
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160302 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40512

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