New research publication – Australian Research Council Linkage 2017
INNOVATIONS AND CONTROVERSIES: INTERROGATING EDUCATIONAL CHANGE
Gauging the Value of Education for Disenfranchised Youth
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  • Develop the public policy interface for Youth+ Research with Universities and Education Provider’s in areas of Pedagogy, Professional Development, Innovation and advocacy
  • Conducting research in areas relating to flexible learning, relational pedagogy and trauma informed practice
  • The establishment and maintenance of the Youth+ Knowledge Exchange (research, professional development, curriculum, Flexible Learning Options national database)
  • Publishing papers, research, professional development on Youth+ Institute website and to lead a range of advocacy activities for Youth and Flexible Learning

GAUGING THE VALUE OF FLEXIBLE LEARNING OPTIONS (FLO) FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY

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Every dollar spent on FLO generates approximately $25 in socioeconomic returns

Keeping ‘at-risk’ young people engaged reduces their likelihood of becoming ‘Not in Employment, Education or Training’ (NEET) as young adults by over 50%

$359,000 in average socioeconomic benefits over the remaining life of a young person*

$70,000 in public health cost savings

$32,000 in youth justice and welfare cost savings

$207,000 in unemployment benefit savings

$50,000 in macroeconomic impacts (additional tax revenue)

*Net present value, per person

Papers

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia Report, 2014 – To develop new architectural initiatives to enhance education facilities for disadvantaged and disengaged youth

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia Report, 2011 – New ways of learning and models of governance: Working with children and young people at risk of social exclusion and disengagement from education.

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia Report, 2001 – Intervention Programs for Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and/or Prevention of Antisocial/Delinquent Behaviour

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