Journal article

Overcoming the Challenges of Keeping Young People in Education: A wicked problem with implications for leadership, policy and practice

N Cranston, J Watson, J Allen, S Wright, I Hay, K Beswick, C Smith, W Roberts, B Kameniar

Leading and Managing | The Australian Educational Leader (ACEL) | Published : 2016


There has been considerable discussion about retention of students in education beyond Year 10 in Tasmania reflective of the fact that the state has the lowest retention rates for young people continuing in some type of formal education or training beyond Year 10 in Australia. Importantly, the challenges for Tasmania are shared by other educational jurisdictions nationally and internationally, particularly those that share similar economic and demographic characteristics (Lamb et al., 2015). This article reports on a series of in-depth case studies as one aspect of a three-year Australian Research Council Linkage project undertaken in collaboration with the Tasmanian Department of Education ..

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