Policy hysteria in action: teenage parents at secondary school in Australia

Angwin, Jennifer and Kamp, Annelies 2007, Policy hysteria in action: teenage parents at secondary school in Australia, in Learning from the margins : young women, social exclusion and education, Routledge, London, England, pp.95-107.

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Title Policy hysteria in action: teenage parents at secondary school in Australia
Author(s) Angwin, Jennifer
Kamp, Annelies
Title of book Learning from the margins : young women, social exclusion and education
Editor(s) Mcleod, Julie
Allard, Andrea
Publication date 2007
Chapter number 8
Total chapters 12
Start page 95
End page 107
Total pages 13
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication London, England
Summary In this chapter we present an account of the policy paradox of establishing a Young Parents' Access Project (YPAP) for students at a senior secondary college in the state of Victoria, Australia. l Within a policy climate of endless reform and new policy initiatives, 90 per cent of all secondary school students in Victoria are expected to complete 13 years of formal education or training, and to be supported to make successful transitions from school to work or further education. Yet young people who are pregnant or parenting and who wish to complete their secondary schooling are invisible within the policies that construct the work of schools. In response to enquiries from teenage parents interested in returning to school and confronting the challenge of juggling home life, childcare and school work, Corio Bay Senior College (CBSC) decided to establish a multi-dimensional project that was underpinned by the provision of fully licensed on-site childcare.
ISBN 0415411335
9780415411332
Language eng
Field of Research 130106 Secondary Education
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2007, Routledge
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006881

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