Youth, belonging and transitions: Identifying opportunities and barriers for Indigenous young people in remote communities

H CUERVO, N Barakat, M Turnbull

Youth Research Centre | Published : 2015


This research report aims to identify the personal and structural resources, the barriers and the motivations that facilitate or hinder successful transitions by Indigenous young people in remote communities, particularly within East Arnhem Land, into further and higher education and employment. The research speaks to current policy initiatives that aim to improve transitions for young Indigenous people to further education, training and employment (COAG 2012). It also fills a research gap in the youth studies literature by mapping the evidence-based data on factors that impact on Indigenous youth transitions in remote communities.