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Schools and the city: Engaging middle years students in learning

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posted on 2010-11-30, 00:00 authored by Ros BlackRos Black, H Stokes, M Turnbull
Socioeconomic disadvantage continues to be a strong determinant of the educational outcomes of young Australians. In particular, middle years students from low socioeconomic backgrounds are persistently at risk of disengagement and early leaving. This risk can be ameliorated by engaging, student-centred learning that is connected to students' lives. This article considers the findings of an independent review of Education Foundation's Cityscape program, recently reframed as the Classroom to Community program. It provides insights into the learning experiences that foster middle years engagement in low socioeconomic contexts as well as the challenges inherent in reframing teacher practice along more student-centred lines.

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Journal

Curriculum Perspectives

Volume

30

Issue

3

Pagination

28 - 36

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Australian Curriculum Studies Association

Location

Deakin West, A.C.T.

ISSN

0159-7868

Language

eng.

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2010, Australian Curriculum Studies Association

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