This report describes the unique programmes that have been developed in seven low decile secondary schools to help students to gain qualifications and to experience successful transitions from school.
The Innovative Pathways study is a three-phase research project. It examines non-conventional Year 12 and 13 programmes at seven schools which are viewed as being successful in assessing "at risk" students in their transition from school to the workforce or further education and training.
This report summarises the findings from the first phase in seven case studies. These case studies focus on documenting elements of good practice that contribute to and assist students' decisions regarding transition. The case studies also provide initial information on the viewpoints, transition plans, and past educational experiences of a group of students who began the programmes in 2002.