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'We didn't even realize that kids like us could go on the radio' - an evaluation of a Victorian schools youth development programme

Broadbent, Robyn and Papadopoulos, Theo (2010) 'We didn't even realize that kids like us could go on the radio' - an evaluation of a Victorian schools youth development programme. Journal of Youth Studies, 13 (2). pp. 235-254. ISSN 1367-6261

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Abstract

This paper reports on a comprehensive evaluation of the Advance programme by Victoria University in 2007/08. Advance is a flexible school-based programme for young people to volunteer or implement a project of benefit to their communities in the state of Victoria, in Australia. It is a partnership between the Office for Youth, Victorian government secondary schools, and community organizations. Through participation in Advance, young people identify issues of concern or interest in their communities, and then work in partnership with community organizations to develop and deliver a community-based project or series of volunteering activities. Young people are encouraged to plan projects that build skills and make a difference in their community. This research collected data from nearly 1,000 young people. The paper reports on their perspectives of a programme that provided them with the opportunities to lead a programme and to engage in a curriculum that was underpinned by a strong pedagogy of experiential learning.

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Online ISSN: 1469-9680

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID20737. youth development program, Advance program, school programs, community programs, voluntary work, community projects, youth, young people, community participation, young volunteers, government policy, youth development, Victoria, Victorian
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
FOR Classification > 1399 Other Education
FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
FOR Classification > 1607 Social Work
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2011 04:07
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2015 21:54
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13676260903295075
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