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consultations

Here are the reports of the three group discussions around the literature review. These were held on June 4 and have now been checked with participants for accuracy. GROUP ONE:  We begin with one of the discussants from mainstream education stating that there should not be a separate sector of alternative provision. It is against […]

who attends and what is on offer?

Two key issues that are highlighted in the literatures are related to WHO is enrolled in alternative education and WHAT IS ON OFFER to them. (1) Enrolment There are three issues of concern related to enrolment – (a) who is on the roll, (b) referral processes and (c) barriers to access. (a)   Who is on […]

who has access to alternative education?

Administrative guidelines generally offer a list of those eligible for alternative education including: school refusers and phobics, young parents, those with chronic illness as well as descriptors of those characterised variously as ‘marginalised’, ‘vulnerable’ ‘at risk’ or ‘disengaged’ and/or ‘disruptive. These lists are very specific when attached to funding. Indeed, one of the consequences of […]