Excluded from school: getting a second chance at a ‘meaningful’ education

McGregor, Glenda, Mills, Martin, te Riele, Kitty and Hayes, Debra (2014) Excluded from school: getting a second chance at a ‘meaningful’ education. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 19 6: 608-625. doi:10.1080/13603116.2014.961684

Author McGregor, Glenda
Mills, Martin
te Riele, Kitty
Hayes, Debra
Title Excluded from school: getting a second chance at a ‘meaningful’ education
Journal name International Journal of Inclusive Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1464-5173
Publication date 2014-10-28
Year available 2014
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1080/13603116.2014.961684
Open Access Status
Volume 19
Issue 6
Start page 608
End page 625
Total pages 18
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdrom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract In this paper, we draw upon the experiences of a group of young people who have been excluded from mainstream schools in two Australian states to provide an account of the ways in which they have found their way to education in educational sites that are variously referred to as ‘flexible learning centres', ‘second chance schools' and ‘alternative schools'. Whilst often clashing with school authorities in their original schools, these young people described how, when given the opportunity, they were able to engage in more meaningful learning in environments that recognised and accommodated their personal circumstances, and avoided authoritarian rule. A question we address is: What kinds of educational experiences facilitate ‘meaningful learning’ for these students?
Keyword Alternative schools
Meaningful learning
Second chance schools
Social justice and education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 28 October 2014.

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