Canduela, Jesus and Chandler, Rachel and Elliott, Ian and Lindsay, Colin and Macpherson, Suzi and McQuaid, Ronald and Raeside, Robert (2010) Partnerships to support early school leavers : school-college transitions and winter leavers in Scotland. Journal of Education and Work, 23 (4). pp. 339-362. ISSN 1363-9080Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
This article explores the characteristics, destinations and progression routes of early school leavers - specifically 'exceptional entry winter leavers' - in Scotland. Exceptional entry allows students to enter college in the term before their statutory school leaving date - such young people attend college while formally remaining the responsibility of their school. Such arrangements represent an innovative model of supporting transitions to further education among a specific, potentially vulnerable client group, while also offering lessons for the development of school-college collaboration in other areas. Based on an analysis of official data, new survey research with schools and colleges, and in-depth case studies, this article identifies how schools and colleges work in partnership to support these early school leavers. We find that schools and colleges have developed a range of innovative approaches to engaging with winter leavers, and that the majority complete their programmes or achieve other positive end-of-year outcomes. However, the most disadvantaged young people remain least likely to progress. The article concludes by identifying lessons for good practice in school-college partnership-working and considering implications for policies to prevent young people from finding themselves not in employment, education or training.
|Keywords:||school leavers, employment, training, partnerships, Management. Industrial Management, Education, Public Administration, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Human Resource Management|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||21 Feb 2012 12:37|
|Last modified:||05 May 2016 00:19|