Positive youth development through education: Addressing issues of dis/engagement in Aotearoa/New Zealand schools (2014)
Type of ContentReports
PublisherTe Ora Hou Aotearoa
AuthorsBruce J, Clelland T, Macfarlane S, Mikaere-Wallis N, Ruddenklau K, Taula J, Taula Ishow all
Young people disengage from schooling for a range of complex reasons, and steps toward re-engagement are also often complex. This resource provides insight into factors leading to dis/engagement, and suggests a range of possible strategies for practitioners (including teachers) when supporting young people. Both the reasons for disengagement and re-engagement in schooling suggested in this resource come from a range of sources including the stories of young people with a history of truancy, their parents, and expert practitioners working in the field, as well as international and national research. This resource is the culmination of a research project: Dis/Engagement in secondary schools: Toward truancy prevention1. This resource is aligned to the Positive Youth Development Aotearoa2 resource which provides a framework for practitioners working in the field of youth development. Positive Youth Development Aotearoa calls for a reimagining of practice toward the development of the whole person and connected communities through an approach which fosters respectful relationships, strengths based practice, and ownership and empowerment. In this education-focused document, we suggest an approach which is cognisant of effective youth development practice, and the Positive Youth Development Aotearoa resource provides a useful framework for such considerations.
CitationBruce J, Clelland T, Macfarlane S, Mikaere-Wallis N, Ruddenklau K, Taula J, Taula I (2014). Positive youth development through education: Addressing issues of dis/engagement in Aotearoa/New Zealand schools. Te Ora Hou Aotearoa. Christchurch. Te Ora Hou Aotearoa. Te Ora Hou Aotearoa. 44pp-.
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ANZSRC Fields of Research13 - Education::1303 - Specialist Studies in Education::130313 - Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 - Education::1303 - Specialist Studies in Education::130399 - Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified