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A community-based complex systems approach to high school completion

Kasman, M, Owen, Brynle and Hayward, Joshua 2016, A community-based complex systems approach to high school completion, Systems research and behavioral science, vol. 34, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1002/sres.2409.

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Title A community-based complex systems approach to high school completion
Author(s) Kasman, M
Owen, Brynle
Hayward, Joshua
Journal name Systems research and behavioral science
Volume number 34
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Place of publication Chichester, Eng.
Publication date 2016-06-16
ISSN 1092-7026
Keyword(s) complex systems
high school completion
group model building
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Business & Economics
Social Sciences - Other Topics
Summary High school completion, like many educational phenomena, is the result of processes that, when taken together, constitute a complex system. In this paper, we describe the innovative use of group model building (GMB) as an entry point for complex systems analysis of educational processes that collectively determine high school completion. GMB exercises were conducted in a community in the state of Victoria in Australia. GMB brought together stakeholders from around the community and encouraged them to view high school completion from a complex systems perspective. Not only were participants able to use their experience to create an action plan to increase high school graduation rates but they also provided researchers with valuable information that can be used as input into rigorous, quantitative models of high school completion.
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/sres.2409
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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