Community solutions for schooling engagement: Two Australian case studies

McGregor, Glenda and Mills, M. and Riddle, S. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1653-1300 and Howell, A. (2022) Community solutions for schooling engagement: Two Australian case studies. Pedagogy Culture and Society. pp. 1-18. ISSN 1468-1366


Abstract

This paper draws together data from two projects on schooling dis/engagement in Australia. One project focused on mainstream schools and the strategies employed to retain and engage young people in learning, whereas the other explored the growing sector of alternative/flexible education for similar solutions. We found interesting parallels. For example, rich, relevant curricula delivered through innovative pedagogies alongside positive staff/student relationships were key elements in schooling engagement across both sectors. Those findings have been published elsewhere. This paper focuses on the contributions to schooling engagement that may be derived from mutually beneficial school/community relationships. Here, we examine one mainstream high school and one flexi secondary school, both situated in remote geolocations, that established bespoke school/community partnerships in response to local needs. The data from each site provide blueprints for other schools that wish to tap into the wealth of human and material support systems in their own local areas.


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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: 05 May 2022 23:06
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2022 05:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community and schooling, schooling engagement, rural and remote schooling, Indigenous communities
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 (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160105 Secondary education
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2022.2068050
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48147

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