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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
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Re-engaging disadvantaged youth through school science

David Lake, Kellie Stemp, Andrew Malloch
A research project in Townsville, northern Queensland, is investigating ways to re-engage disadvantaged students with their schooling. The study, concerned with students at lower secondary level, will focus on science, a subject that can raise particular problems for students who are already disengaged from school. The project is a collaboration between academics at James Cook University and staff of Edmund Rice Education’s Flexible Learning Centres, and will run from the end of 2006 until the end of 2009.

Key Learning Areas


Subject Headings

Distance education
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Secondary education
Science teaching
Socially disadvantaged
Aboriginal students